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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?!

Skills Required: None. These hair accessories require a little cutting and a little hot gluing. Even if you’ve never crafted before, you should easily be able to accomplish this project.

Christmas Hair Bows That Look Like Peppermint Candies

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.

Peppermint Christmas hair bow in a little girl's hair

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)
Pieces of felt on a cutting mat with pinking shears and a hot glue gun

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

Pieces of white and green felt hot glued together

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.

Rolling felt to create a peppermint pattern

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

Felt rolled into a peppermint shape for hair bows

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.

Peppermint shape created out of white and green felt

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.

Felt rectangle with both ends cut using pinking shears

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

Rectangular piece of felt hot glued in the center

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!

Felt bow hot glued to a hair clip

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

Christmas hair clip made out of felt

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

DIY Christmas hair bows made out of felt

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

Yield: 4 hair bows

Christmas Hair Bows

DIY Christmas hair bows made out of felt

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

Other Supplies

  • 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.

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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.

Koya

Sunday 21st of November 2021

This looks so cute!!  I think it would be a very popular little gift!  And it's so simple, it suits me.

Amy

Sunday 21st of November 2021

Thank you for your kind comments Koya!

Paige

Saturday 12th of December 2015

Such cute bows! I love these!

Paige http://www.thehappyflammily.com/

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