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DIY Christmas Hair Bows That Look Like Candies

Learn how to make the cutest DIY Christmas hair bows that look like peppermint candies! These are easy and you can make several in minutes.

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.

DIY Christmas hair bows made out of felt

With the holiday season fast approaching, it’s the perfect time to add a dash of handmade charm to our celebrations. If you’re on the lookout for a Christmas craft that combines the festive spirit with a touch of personal flair, you’re in the right place.

Today, I’m excited to walk you through a simple yet utterly adorable tutorial on how to make DIY Christmas hair bows that look just like those classic peppermint candies we all love during this time of year.

These peppermint candy-inspired hair clips are not just cute; they’re incredibly easy to make. You can craft these sweet little accessories from pieces of felt in traditional Christmas colors. NO sewing skills required!

Whether you’re planning to make them for yourself, as a thoughtful handmade gift for someone special, or even as a fun craft to do with kids, these hair bows are sure to bring a smile to everyone’s face. They’re a small but meaningful way to celebrate the season, adding a festive flair to any hairstyle.

Peppermint Christmas hair bow in a little girl's hair

This tutorial is designed to be fun and accessible, requiring just a few basic materials that you might already have at home. Plus, it’s a great opportunity to get creative with colors and designs, making each hair bow uniquely yours.

So let’s get started and bring a little extra sparkle to this Christmas with our very own handmade peppermint candy hair clips. Here’s what you’re going to need.

Gather These Supplies

  • 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)

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

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Yield: 4 hair bows

DIY 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



  • 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


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


  1. Cut the strips of felt according to the sizes in the supply list.Pieces of felt on a cutting mat with pinking shears and a hot glue gun
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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.Felt rectangle with both ends cut using pinking shears
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. Glue the swirl to the top of the bow to finish. Let cool completely before wearing.Christmas hair clip made out of felt

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If you like inexpensive Christmas crafts, you’re going to love this felt holiday wreath. You might also like this felt mistletoe, or these gift card holders, or this felt ornament. Enjoy!


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.


Sunday 21st of November 2021

Thank you for your kind comments Koya!


Saturday 12th of December 2015

Such cute bows! I love these!


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