Skip to Content

Christmas Hair Bows That Look Like Peppermint Candies

With the holidays around the corner, I’ve got a peppermint swirl Christmas hair bows tutorial you’ll love! Don’t they look good enough to eat?!

With the holidays around the corner, I've got a peppermint swirl Christmas hair bows tutorial you'll love! Don't they look good enough to eat?! 

I love making felt hair bows for my girls, so today I’ve got a peppermint swirl hair bow tutorial to share with you all. Don’t they look good enough to eat?!

I put them in the candy bowl and fooled my husband for a second. Haha! These are really easy to make, and, best of all, they don’t require any sewing skills.

Just some felt scraps, a hair clip, and a hot glue gun, and you’ve got yourself some adorable holiday themed Christmas hair bows.

With the holidays around the corner, I've got a peppermint swirl Christmas hair bows tutorial you'll love! Don't they look good enough to eat?! 

Christmas Hair Bows

For each hair bow you’ll need:

  • felt
  • two 1/4-inch wide strips of white felt – 7 inches long
  • one 1/4-inch wide strip of red or green felt – 7 inches long
  • one rectangle of white, red or green felt  – 1 x 3 inches
  • hot glue gun
  • blank hair clip
  • pinking shears (optional)
With the holidays around the corner, I've got a peppermint swirl Christmas hair bows tutorial you'll love! Don't they look good enough to eat?! 

Put the two white strips of felt on top of the colored strip and glue all of the layers together at one end.

With the holidays around the corner, I've got a peppermint swirl Christmas hair bows tutorial you'll love! Don't they look good enough to eat?! 

Start to roll the felt toward the colored strip, so it ends up on the inside. Separate each layer, securing with little bits of hot glue as you go.

With the holidays around the corner, I've got a peppermint swirl Christmas hair bows tutorial you'll love! Don't they look good enough to eat?! 

Keep rolling and gluing until the roll is about 1 inch across. The strips will be uneven at the end, and that’s fine.

With the holidays around the corner, I've got a peppermint swirl Christmas hair bows tutorial you'll love! Don't they look good enough to eat?! 

Cut off the excess, keeping the outermost white strip slightly longer than the other two strips. Give all three of the strips some final glue at the end.

Keeping the outermost white strip a little longer makes it look more tapered instead of just stopping the swirl abruptly.

With the holidays around the corner, I've got a peppermint swirl Christmas hair bows tutorial you'll love! Don't they look good enough to eat?! 

Use some pinking shears to cut both short ends of the rectangle. If you don’t have pinking shears, that’s totally fine. Just make some small zig-zag cuts with your scissors.

With the holidays around the corner, I've got a peppermint swirl Christmas hair bows tutorial you'll love! Don't they look good enough to eat?! 

Pinch the rectangle in the middle to make a bow shape and hot glue it together.

With the holidays around the corner, I've got a peppermint swirl Christmas hair bows tutorial you'll love! Don't they look good enough to eat?! 

Hot glue the bow to the top of your clip. You can line the clip with some ribbon first, but I decided not to since it would be completely covered by the bow. Just be careful you don’t glue the clip shut!

With the holidays around the corner, I've got a peppermint swirl Christmas hair bows tutorial you'll love! Don't they look good enough to eat?! 

Glue the swirl to the top of the bow, and you’re done!

With the holidays around the corner, I've got a peppermint swirl Christmas hair bows tutorial you'll love! Don't they look good enough to eat?! 

My girls begged to wear them as soon as they saw them! Such a fun accessory for them to wear this season!

With the holidays around the corner, I've got a peppermint swirl Christmas hair bows tutorial you'll love! Don't they look good enough to eat?! 

For more fun crafts like this, visit my blog, Cutesy Crafts.

Yield: 4 hair bows

Christmas Hair Bows

With the holidays around the corner, I've got a peppermint swirl Christmas hair bows tutorial you'll love! Don't they look good enough to eat?! 

Learn how to make cute felt Christmas hair clips that look like peppermint candies!

Prep Time 20 minutes
Active Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost $5

Materials

  • Felt - two 1/4-inch wide strips of white felt - 7 inches long, one 1/4-inch wide strip of red or green felt - 7 inches long, one rectangle of white, red or green felt - 1 x 3 inches
  • Blank hair clip

Tools

  • Hot glue gun
  • Scissors
  • Pinking shears (optional)

Instructions

  1. Put the two white strips of felt on top of the colored strip and glue all of the layers together at one end.
  2. Start to roll the felt toward the colored strip, so it ends up on the inside. Separate each layer, securing with little bits of hot glue as you go.
  3. Keep rolling and gluing until the roll is about 1 inch across. The strips will be uneven at the end, and that's fine.
  4. Cut off the excess, keeping the outermost white strip slightly longer than the other two strips. Give all three of the strips some final glue at the end.
  5. Use pinking shears to cut both short ends of the rectangle. If you don't have pinking shears, make some small zig-zag cuts with scissors.
  6. Pinch the rectangle in the middle to make a bow shape and hot glue it together.
  7. Hot glue the bow to the top of your clip.
  8. Glue the swirl to the top of the bow to finish.

Did you make this project?

Please leave a rating or share a photo on Pinterest!


If you like these Christmas hair bows, you’re going to love this this felt holiday wreath:

If you love felt Christmas decorations, try this easy and modern holiday wreath project! Perfect for using up those small scraps.

You might also like this felt mistletoe:

How to make felt mistletoe - this is so pretty for the holidays, and you can use it year after year!

Or these gift card holders:

To make gift card giving a little more fun this year, I made these felt gift card holders. There's a Santa, a snowman, and an elf! Aren't they cute?!

Or finally, this felt ornament. Enjoy!

This felt Christmas ornament inspired by poinsettias was a lot of fun to make, and it was really easy too! No sewing required.
Follow the detailed instructions and pictures to make your own DIY owl Pom Pom! This is a perfect craft to make with kids!
Previous
How To Make A DIY Owl Pom Pom
This simple project adds the perfect, colorful touch to a holiday party! Make these DIY Christmas cake toppers with just a few supplies. So simple and would work for a wedding or other celebration, too.
Next
Personalized DIY Christmas Cake Toppers

Paige

Saturday 12th of December 2015

Such cute bows! I love these!

Paige http://www.thehappyflammily.com/