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DIY 4th of July Hair Bows

I wanted to make some 4th of July hair bows for the girls, so I came up with these felt pinwheel clips for them to wear.  They were really easy to make and oh so cute!  Make sure to keep reading because I have a really great giveaway for you today too!

Felt 4th of July Hair Clips

The girls are going to look so cute on 4th of July!

Felt 4th of July Hair Clips

This is my monthly post as part of We R Memory Keepers‘ Lifestyle Studios Teams.  I was given free products to use, but as always, all opinions are my own.  You can use promo code CUTESY to get 20% off anything at


To make these hair clips I used:

– felt (100% wool or a wool blend works best)
pinwheel die
Evolution die cutting machine
– metal alligator clip
– ribbon
– needle and thread
– buttons or beads
– hot glue gun

Put the pinwheel die on top of a very thin sheet of cardboard to get the best results with felt.  This die came with ejection foam in it, which I peeled out to also make cutting felt easier.  (Some of the stickiness stayed, that’s why there are little felt fibers everywhere.)

Lifestyle Crafts Pinwheel Die

Put the cutting mat on top and run the platform through your die cutting machine back and forth to get a good cut through the felt.

Evolution Die Cutting Machine

Cut out different colors for the different parts.

Lifestyle Crafts Pinwheel Die

Fold your felt into the pinwheel shape and stitch or glue it together.

Lifestyle Crafts Pinwheel Die

Stitch or glue the top piece on.

4th of July Hair Bow

Hot glue a button or bead onto the middle.  I used a half pearl scrapbooking embellishment.  Hot glue ribbon around a metal alligator clip, glue the pinwheel to the top, and you’re done.

Felt 4th of July Hair Clip

Make a different color for everyone!

Felt 4th of July Hair Clips

Happy 4th of July!  P.S. I can’t wait to show you what I’m going to do with that white shirt! 😀

4th of July Hair Bows

AND… it’s giveaway time!!!  I’m giving away this nifty little crafting tool from We R Memory Keepers called a Twist Trimmer.  It comes with 8 blades that allow you to score, perforate, or cut cute borders on paper.  I think I’m going to get one for myself!

We R Memory Keepers Twist Trimmer

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Tuesday 28th of June 2016

What were the dimensions of the pinwheel pattern before folding?


Tuesday 24th of May 2016

Hi- I have to say, I have been looking forever for the die. I will add that I cant even seem to get on the website linked. Can you post a picture of the die model and who made it so we can find one? Thanks

Jessica @ Cutesy Crafts

Tuesday 24th of May 2016

The die is called a Flower Pinwheel. Don't know if that helps.

Jessica @ Cutesy Crafts

Tuesday 24th of May 2016

It's made by Lifestyle Crafts who was purchased by We R Memory Keepers the last I heard. I think the die has been discontinued. :( I was thinking of making a pattern for this. Would you be interested in that?


Thursday 25th of June 2015

i love these!! But I can't find the die cut anywhere? Is it still being made?

Jessica @ Cutesy Crafts

Friday 26th of June 2015

The dies go out of stock a lot and then come back in. It could be that they have discontinued it since then too, but I'm not sure. You might get lucky and find one in a google search or ebay.

Kaylyn Little

Wednesday 25th of June 2014

The clips are so darling. I am just wondering if you have to take the foam off for it to work with the felt. I just bought this cutting die and it seems that it would be making it not work for paper after you took the foam off. And was it hard to get the foam party off? Sorry for the questions but I am nervous that it might not work or I will ruin it. Thanks

Jessica @ Cutesy Crafts

Wednesday 25th of June 2014

That's ok. I was nervous when I peeled the foam off my first die as well. It will still work for paper after, the foam just helps the paper pop back out after the shape is cut. Also, you can buy replacement ejection foam to re-foam your die later if you want. Search "replace ejection foam die" online and you will see what I mean. If you have extra felt, maybe try cutting it before peeling out the foam. Hope that helps!


Saturday 21st of June 2014

I don't have that die cutting machine, so would you be able to trace the pattern and put it on your blog so we could download it and cut it out by hand using the pattern. I guess I might be able to trace this myself if I put a paper on the screen and trace it. I would just have to get it to the right size. This clip looks so cute!

Jessica @ Cutesy Crafts

Sunday 22nd of June 2014

Hi Kristi. Glad you like the clips! Normally I would provide a pattern for a project, but this one is a promotion for the cutting dies from We R Memory Keepers. I receive free products to post about them, so they probably wouldn't want me to make a pattern for their die. Maybe you can create something similar.

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