DIY Easy Peasy Felt Hair Bows

by Kortney Campbell on May 9, 2012

It’s safe to say that I LOVE bows! We have tons for Kennedy’s little noggin, but I wanted to see if I could easily make what I had been buying this whole time.

After deconstructing a few hair pieces, I figured out an easy and cheap way to make adorable bows with only a few supplies.

What You Need:

  • Glue gun
  • Felt
  • Alligator clips
  • Lace or extra fabric pieces


Step 1: Cut an oval shaped piece out of your felt (the size depends on how big you want your bow).

Step 2: Scrunch the middle of the fabric and put some hot glue in between the creases.

Step 3: Wrap a piece of lace around the middle of the bow and glue it in place.

Step 4: This one is optional, but I went ahead and cut out a line of the felt to glue around the alligator clip for a no slip grip.

Step 5: Glue your bow to the clip and VOILA – you’re done!

You can also cut out a piece of square fabric for a more traditional bow like the one pictured at the top of the post!

What kind of hair accessories do you like to make for your babies? We’d love some fresh ideas!

Xo- Katie B

About Kortney Campbell

I'm Kortney; a wife, natural mama and vegan in love with life, food and all things vintage! I've been vegan since December 2007, but have loved to cook & create pretty things since before I can remember. I started Vegan Housewives because I don't think you have to give up the joys of food when going vegan! I have a fondness for re-creating non-vegan recipes (especially my grandma's), making a healthier & animal friendly version so be sure to send me your favorite concoctions by clicking our "share a recipe" button - I would LOVE to veg-i-fy them!

  • { 5 comments… read them below or add one }

    Lisa May 9, 2012 at 10:35 pm

    Love the bow tips Katie b


    Plume May 11, 2012 at 2:32 am

    I’ve made a lot of hairbows, but have never tried making one in felt. Will definitely try it. Thanks for the tutorial, VeganHousewives!
    Love the Header graphic on this site!


    Vanilla Rose May 23, 2012 at 6:28 pm

    This all seems very adorable, but surely you should have mentioned (a) the importance of avoiding glue made from animals and (b) the use of non-wool felt. After all, we’re all about the veganism!


    VeganHousewives May 25, 2012 at 5:28 pm

    Hey Vanilla Rose,
    Sorry it took so long to get back with you, I’ve been out of town all week. However, you’re absolutely right – we should have been more specific. Sometimes we just get in the groove and assume these things without even realizing that our readers may not be doing the same. Thanks so much for pointing that out though – it’s nice to have a few extra pairs of eyes when we’re posting. We hope you have a great Memorial Day Weekend!
    Xo- Kortney


    Vanilla Rose May 25, 2012 at 7:18 pm

    Thank you!! I didn’t realise it was Memorial Day Weekend in the USA, but I will try to enjoy it and I hope you will enjoy it also!


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