Homemade Holiday Hairpins Gift Idea – Holiday Craft Lightning

Tween craft - holiday hairpins

I’m so excited to share some Holiday Craft Lightning with you! I teamed up with a great group of crafty bloggers to give fun and creative holiday craft ideas that you can do in 15 or minutes or less!

I’m sharing a really simple great idea for tween girls—both to make for themselves, and to give as a gift to friends. Do you remember the rainbow hairpins we painted? Well, this follows the same principle, but with a little extra sparkle.

To make these holiday hairpins, all you will need are bobby pins, nail polish (color of choice), sparkly pom poms, a piece of board or thick paper, and a glue gun.

I would suggest red and white nail polish for “peppermint candy” inspired hairpins, and an icy blue also works wells for a snowy feel.

Peppermint Candy Hair Pins Craft Supplies

First place bobby pins on a piece of board or thick paper. I used the top label of a cereal box.

Then paint your nail colors on the top part of the hairpin and let dry. It should dry pretty quickly.

Peppermint Candy Hair Pins Craft step 1

Then, pull out your painted hairpins out a little bit so that the ends stick out over the edge of your board. This prevents you gluing the bobby pin to your board.

Squirt a tiny dot of glue from your glue gun onto the end, and attach the coordinating sparkly pom pom. Hold for a couple seconds until the glue has set up.

Peppermint Candy Hair Pins Craft step 2

That’s it! Make sure all the glue is completely set and dry before removing hairpins from the board.

Peppermint Candy Hair Pins Craft step 3

Now, if you want to turn into a gift, I’ve made really cute free printable tags for you to use.

Grab your Joy free printable tags, Download and print them onto white cardstock paper. Cut them out and attach your finished hairpins onto the card for a really pretty gift presentation.

Peppermint Candy Holiday Hairpins Craft and Gift Idea


And they are so cute to wear in your hair! You can style them together many different ways. Whether you use two, three, or four together, they add the perfect festive flair!

Peppermint Candy Holiday Hairpins for Tween girls

I made a set of “peppermint candy” ones in red and white and a snowy sparkly set in icy blue and gold. For the gold ones, I didn’t even need to paint the bobby pins. My hairpins actually started gold, and the gold sparkly pom pom just added that extra something.

Handmade Holiday Hairpins Gift Idea

I made both of these gift sets in less than 15 minutes. I’m telling you, this is a super easy and super cute gift to give to girls and for them to make for their friends!

Now, head on over for more great, 15 minute or less, holiday craft ideas. Click on the button below.

Enjoy and Happy Crafting!


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Pauline Molinari

I'm the crafty maven, and I'm on a mission to spread craftiness. With a fine arts degree, over 15 years experience in children's publishing, and a savvy, stylish, sassy tween daughter, I come armed with perspective and passion to inspire tween girls and their mothers to be crafty together. 

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