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How to Make Felt Bows (with Glitter!)

Learn how to make felt bows for an inexpensive way to decorate gifts (and coordinate colors!). Add glitter with Mod Podge – so easy.

Skills Required: None. Even if you’ve never used decoupage medium before, you’ll be able to achieve success. You’re going to use Mod Podge on felt and add glitter.

How to Make Felt Bows (with Glitter!)

Hello, it’s Rachel again from Lines Across and Let’s Wrap Stuff. Today I’m going to share with you one of my favorite DIY gift bows.

It only takes less than 5 minutes to make these glitter felt bows (not counting drying time), and it costs just a few cents. You probably already have everything you’ll need in your craft stash.

Mod Podge on Felt Bows

What you need:

Mod Podge fabric, spouncer, gold glitter, blue felt

What you do:

1. Cut a rectangle out of felt. You can play around with different sizes and shapes. It will give each bow a slightly different look. For a starting place, try making one the size of a 3×5 card.

2. Tape off the edges where you want glitter. Use painter’s tape or washi tape. You could also cover the middle area with a piece or paper or something to keep it from getting all glittery as well.

3. Apply a medium coat of Mod Podge Fabric along the outsides of your felt rectangle.

Mod Podge on blue felt with gold glitter sprinkled on top

4. Cover your felt bow in a thick coat of ultra fine glitter. Remove the tape, and let the Mod Podge dry.

Removing washi tape from a felt bow with gold glitter

5. Shake off the excess glitter, then get your hot glue gun and the thin felt strip that will be the middle.

6. Pinch together the center of the bow. Basically you are folding the rectangle in half and then folding the edges back down again into fourths.

Two fingers pinching a felt bow

7. Dab a little hot glue on the back of the center of the bow, then wrap the felt strip around the middle, applying a little hot glue as you go.

how to make felt bows

And that’s it! You can make a lot of these glitter felt bows in one sitting, and use them in place of store bought gift bows this year. You could also turn them into beautiful Christmas tree ornaments or other Christmas decor.

Now that you know how to make felt bows, are you going to try this project?


Stop by Lines Across and Let’s Wrap Stuff for more Christmas ideas! So far I’ve shared 2 fun emoji Christmas crafts: Emoji Christmas Ornaments, and Printable Emoji Wrapping Paper. I’d also love for you to check out the following projects:

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