These cute and colourful clips are certain to bring a smile to a loved-one's face on 25 December

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Homemade hair accessories are lovely gift idea for a little girl. Quick and easy to make, they can be used as sophisticated Christmas tree decorations too.

If you’re looking for a special stocking filler to give a little girl this year, we suggest getting creative at home.

Did you know that you can make hair accessories in a matter of minutes using just a few bits and bobs that can be picked up in any craft shop or supermarket?

It’s likely that you’ll even have a some suitable items hidden away in a drawer at home.

Firstly, you’ll need to select your decoration.

Elaborate flowers and satin bows are perfect for girly girls, while shiny gold bells and emerald green ribbons have a distinctively festive feel.

A miniature red-nosed reindeer or Santa’s hat would look adorable when teamed with a dress or slouchy smock top and printed woollen leggings on Christmas Day.

Although the latter are perfect for wear throughout the holiday season, more classic designs are far versatile for other occasions like school, weekends and even weddings.

Next, grab your glue gun and carefully stick your chosen embellishment to a hair clip.

Ensure that the slide is gentle prised apart as you do so.

To save you from twiddling your thumbs while the glue sets, we recommend crafting a cute tag to pop the clips onto.

All you need to do is hand-stamp a tag with a Christmas design in brown ink, and simply slide on the embellished grips once you’re sure they are dry.

If you can’t bring yourself to part with your stylish makes, hang them from your Christmas tree.

They make a sophisticated homemade decoration and will look great when scattered among your more traditional glass and glitter baubles, twinkling fairy lights and shimmering beads.