When Jennie and I were preggo the first time around with our boys it seemed like everyone we knew had boys! Even our music class is ALL boys! Now, it seems like everyone I know is having girls…literally! So with all the pink clothes and cute shoes comes a lot of hair bows, amongst other accessories like head bands! I’ve been completely over whelmed by it all to say the least and trying to keep it all organized! A friend of mine made me an adorable hair bow holder, which she also sells over at her blog, Take 10 With Tricia. I loved the idea of the hair bow holder so much that she showed me how to make my own to give as gifts for the other ladies I know also having girls.
Here’s how it turned out…
You can completely customize the fabric and ribbon to match a particular color scheme! It’s a great place to have all your bows in one place and organized! Because I have made my own hair bows for years, I did make all of these (except the blue ones!) myself and it didn’t take too long. The size of this frame is a 10X13, I wouldn’t go any smaller but you could absolutely go bigger! I got this frame at Hobby Lobby for half off but I know Jo Ann Fabric also has great 50% off coupons for their frames as well. Here are the steps I used to make it.
Start by purchasing a “fat quarter” size of fabric. If you’re not sure what this is, you can ask anyone at a fabric store and they’ll show you where the fabric remnant section is, if you’re using a larger frame you could also pick any fabric and ask them to cut a half yard for you. You also want to get some light batting (i.e. padding). I can’t remember which kind of batting this is but it’s easy to cut to the size of the frame along with the fabric. You’ll want to take the frame apart, pop the glass out and secure the fabric and batting to the glass with tape.
Once you secure all the corners with tape, this is what the front will look like.
Lay the ribbon of choice out on top, I just measured enough to be able to secure it to the back.
I used tape, but I think you could also use a hot glue gun but the tape seemed to do a great job for me. Be sure to pull the ribbon tight. Then you’ll want to put the padded glass back into the frame, be very careful not to push down on the glass. IF you do break the glass, don’t panic! Cut a piece of thick card to the size of the frame back and use that instead! (No one will ever notice!)
Voila! Here’s the final product! Now all you need to do is add your bows and hang on the wall! Now, if you’re also looking for a place to put all those head bands…save your old Quaker Oatmeal box and decorate it with your choice of scrap book paper. I found some adhesive fabric paper that I thought would be easy to use, it was great BUT I had to put quite a few layers on the box to cover the bright colors. I was happy with the end result!
I also added some of the fabric paper to the top of the lid…this makes for a GREAT place to store extra hair bows/head bands, etc.!
This is the fabric paper I used, I did find it at Jo Ann’s Fabric and got it for half off with a coupon! You can glam this up any way you like! I just needed a place to keep all these head bands and I have it sitting on her dresser! It looks great and helps keep the clutter at bay!
I’m curious…what other ways have you been able to organize all the hair bows and head bands?! Please share! :)