DIY No Sew Lacy Felt Hair bow

DIY no sew lacy felt hairbow

I wanted to make Little Lion something cute for our family pictures, but I didn’t want to spend a lot of money or time. This is what I came up with. Made from scraps, these bows turned out really cute and they were so easy! These only cost pennies to make and they would make great stocking stuffers for little girls. 


  • Felt scraps
  • Glue gun
  • 1 glue stick
  • binding clips
  • lace scraps

Step 1. Cut 4 strips of felt as pictured as well as two strips of lace, 1 3 inches long and the other 1/2 an inch long.

DIY no sew lacy felt hairbow

2. Fold the 3 inch strip in half and cut out a little triangle

DIY no sew lacy felt hairbow

3.  Hot glue the 3 inch lace strip to the three-inch felt strip. P.S. if you’re really cool and Gilmore-like you’ll use a Chinese take out menu to catch the hot glue ;)

DIY no sew lacy felt hairbow

4. Take your 4 inch strip of felt and pull the two ends into a circle as pictured. Put daubs of hot glue on the outside edges as indicated in the picture (thank heavens for pictures right?)

DIY no sew lacy felt hairbow

5. Attach your circle of felt to the lacy 3 inch felt strip like so

DIY no sew lacy felt hairbow

6. Add a daub of hot glue to the inside and top of your felt circle, then, using your thumb and forefinger, pinch the circle closed as pictured

DIY no sew lacy felt hairbow

7. Hot glue your 1 inch strip to the top and back of your bow. Let it cool.
DIY no sew lacy felt hairbow

8. Pull the felt tightly around the bow, pinching and bunching the loops as you go. Make sure it’s good and tight and then hot glue on the same spot where you attached it – on the top and back of the bow.DIY no sew lacy felt hairbow

9. Hot glue the 1/2 inch strip of lace around the middle. The bow is now finished. You can stop here or keep going if you want to turn it into a hair-clip.DIY no sew lacy felt hairbow

8. Open your binding clip and hot glue the remaining felt strip to it. Make sure to get lots of glue around the circle at the end. This is how you will get it to stay put. Let it cool, trim the felt around the clip and hot glue the bow to it, let it cool and close it.
DIY no sew lacy felt hairbow


Now revel in the fact that it only took you 10 minutes to make that bow, and the next 15 or so will only take you 2 minutes each hee hee :) If it isn’t meant to be a surprise, this is a great project to do with your little girl. Little Lion woke up from nap in the middle of this project and had a great time telling me which colors to glue next. She was SO excited. In her words, “Mom I’m so exciting!” lol. Poor jaguar was jealous and tried to help out too. I won’t be surprised if I find little felt bits in his diaper later.

DIY no sew lacy felt hairbow


Confession: I made these for Little Lion but I keep finding myself wearing them. :) It’s corny, but I like wearing them when Little Lion is wearing them. Hey, I never claimed to be a fashionista!DIY no sew lacy felt hairbow


  1. You are very creative Amber, these are cute :)

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