Thursday, June 05, 2008

Hair Bow Holder

When my friend Grace and I get together, we always try to do some sort of crafty project! This time, we decided to make a holder for the hair bows we've enjoyed making!

This was inspired by an idea my friend, Summer, mentioned in a recent e-mail. Thanks, Summer!

To make this, you will need:
art canvas (desired size); the one pictured above is 11x14 and the one pictured below is 16x20
fabric to cover canvas
various ribbons
scissors
hot glue
staple gun
Cover canvas in fabric and staple around on the back.
Lay out ribbons/ric rac as desired and staple onto back.
Glue edges of fabric under to finish.

The first one I made, I did not make a hanger for and I hung it on the inside of my linen closet door - it fell off nearly every time I opened or closed the door. I added a hanger to it and made a second one to give as a gift with a hanger on it. I tapped a thumb tack through the ribbon hanger into the door and this has worked great!

20 comments:

Cheryl said...

what a cute idea and they all look so nice and organized there.

Grace said...

YAY! It looks great. I finally hung mine up in the kids bathroom. mine worked fine without a hanger since it isn't being swung by a door.

MyHeartIsAlwaysHome said...

Adorable! I might have to try this, I am getting tired of searching through the bow basket.

Amy said...

That looks great, Monica! Your bows are beautiful too!

Katy said...

What a great idea!!! I love it! :)

Lee said...

I am going to look for fabric to match the kids' bath tonight. Adorable idea and it will be so handy! I'm with Wendi. I'm tired of digging through the bow basket too!

Clare said...

I just found your blog and I love it. That is such a great idea and so pretty too. I wish my daughter would keep her bows in her hair instead of tearing them out.

Anonymous said...

I bet you knew this question was coming...I spot various styles of hair bows on the hanger. Some look like curling ribbon, others are made with thicker ribbon and look like they have just one bow on each side. How did you make the variations? Is it different than the original instructions?
I finished making 12 for my daughter and she has been picking one out each day, ignoring her headbands and other accessories completely.
Angie

Elise said...

How cute!! What a great idea!!
Elise

Nicol said...

How cute! I really like this. I recently made a bow holder for my dd using a wood craft O (for her name). I will keep this one in mind for the next child or possibly when I redo her room. Thanks!

Amy said...

So cute! I made a bow holder that is the same idea, except I used a frame. Depending on where you were hanging it, it gives it a finished look. I was pleased! Using rick rack was a great idea...I'm going to keep that in mind when I make more in the future!

UndertheTexanSun said...

Monica, That is too darn cute! I'm going to have to make one for my nieces!

Andrea L.

Anonymous said...

So, so cute!!! I wish I had made one of these 17 years ago when my little girl (now 18 and a recent high school graduate!) still wore hair bows! What a great gift idea!! Thanks for sharing!!

Kristina

Amy said...

I love this!! It would be so easy to coordinate with a little girl's room. I can't wait to make one!

Mom said...

Darling! And another fun crafting memory with your dear friend, Grace. :) Love, Mom

Michal said...

That kind of organization is right up my alley! I am definitely going to make this, and what a easy way to find the matching hairclips. I can't wait to hit the fabric store. Too Cute!

Elizabeth said...

An adorable idea! Hair ribbons make me hope for a little girl someday.

Mrs. C said...

Very cute! :)

Jackie @ Our Moments Our Memories said...

What a perfect idea! My little one has so many bows and hair accessories that I have given up trying to keep them all in one place. Thanks!

Kelly said...

That is absolutely precious, Monica! And super duper useful!