Easy Hair Bow Craft

DIY winter blue hair bowsI love a simple craft that I can do with my children that they have as much fun with creating as I do.  I think most little girls love pretty barrettes, combs and ponytail holders.  It’s so much fun to create something that reflects the holidays, season or special event that they can wear and feel special. It’s even that much better when what they are wearing was created with their own two hands!  These little Kitschy touches are part of the reason having girls can be so much fun and creating them is so simple, you’ll soon have a drawer full of custom made bows and ponytail holders.

There are 2 ways you can make hair bows , as Ponytail holders or barrettes, but the basic concept is the same.  I explain how to make the Homemade Hair Bows into Barrettes below.


You’ll need

Ribbon ( a variety of patterns and thickness looks best)

Hot Glue Gun and hot glue or fabric glue

A circle of Felt

Jewels or a large button

A ponytail holder or barrette

 DIY winter blue hair bows tutorial

Hair Bow Tutorial

  • Cut out varying lengths of ribbon while keeping each pattern of ribbon the some length.

  • The length of the longest ribbon will

           determine the overall size of your finished product

  • Find the center of your longest piece of ribbon and put a dollop of glue

  • Find the center of your next piece of ribbon and lay it across the middle to form a T

  • Keep alternating ribbon and filling in the spaces gluing each piece in the center.

  • allow to dry completely

  • insert your barrette clip between 2 pieces of the felt and glue all around the outer edges to close

  • allow to dry completely also

  • Glue your two pieces together and in the center place your jewel or button and you are done.


We selected blue polka and snowflake ribbon for a Winter feel.  It would have been perfect to wear on our Frozen Day but will be a cute hair decoration to wear with our Frozen gear or just because it’s winter.  I think we will make these easy hair ribbon barrettes for Valentine’s day and St. Patrick’s day as well. They are easy enough to create a matching hair ribbon on the fly for any occasion.

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4 thoughts on “Easy Hair Bow Craft”

  1. The guidance on how to make hair bow at home is quite useful and relevant for girls. They can wear bow on their pony tail as well as on charming barrettes. They can use their own creativity by following these tips given in your blog by enjoying as a class.


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