This DIY hair bow holder will be quick and easy afternoon project that will give your girl a special, homemade way to display all of her favorite bows that she can easily pick from when getting dressed each day. You can use any colors you’d like. Please note that this type of DIY hair bow holder works best when storing bows with alligator clips.
I stumbled upon a first-world problem the other day and needed a solution pronto! I had collected too many hair bows for Hadley (I told you that we were talking biiiiig problems) and didn’t have nearly enough room to neatly display them on her original, tiny hair bow holder. I texted one of my girlfriends whose two little girls are never without precious matching bows and asked her what kind of storage she uses to keep them organized.
She sent me this picture, and I immediately fell in love; I knew I could recreate something similar for cheap cheap cheap. I studied the picture a bit and decided to use her picture as a general guide for creating something that would work for us.
The next day I scooped up this $2 8×10 white picture frame from Walmart as well as three spools of ribbon that were $1 a piece. That afternoon I sat on the living room floor with Hadley and got to craftin’! 20 minutes of my time was all it took to whip together this functional new hair bow holder.
It was so darn cheap and easy to make that I decided to make one for my new niece to bring down to Florida with us this week.
You see, some people are naturally good at and cutesy with their crafting and some people are not. I am NOT. I actually really enjoy crafting, but my projects always appear homemade 100% of the time. I will never have an Etsy shop of any kind, ever. 🙂 I’m just going to stick to crafting things for “my people” who already understand that the things I make are made with lots of love. 😉
DIY Hair Bow Holder
The great thing about this DIY project is that it gets covered up with hair bows anyway, so the imperfections don’t stick out quite as much. At least that’s what I’m telling myself. 😉
So here’s a look at the back of the DIY hair bow holder that I made my sister. I threw away the glass insert and the backing and was left with just the frame itself. I cut three strips of ribbon and hot-glued them vertically inside the frame. I also went ahead and hot-glued the strip of ribbon that will end up holding the hair bow holder itself.
Next, I assembled four strips of ribbon to hang off of the frame. All four strips have two pieces of ribbon hot-glued together to make them thicker and a bit more durable. I folded up the bottom of each ribbon and glued it on the backside to keep the ribbons from fraying and/or unraveling.
As I was making my niece’s hair bow holder I began envisioning so many ways to spruce these up and make them even more personalized. One could stencil a girl’s name at the top, add flowers around the frame, assemble a more attractive hanger, and so much more!
Happy crafting! xoxo
PS: Our absolute favorite clips in the whole world come from One Stop Bow Shop.
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Hi! I’m Erica, and I absolutely adore sharing my life on this website with you! I come here almost daily to blab about all of the things related to being a regular wife and mother in today’s ever-evolving society. I share about our new home, what’s on our kitchen table, what we’re hanging in our closets, where we’re traveling to next, my crazy 5 a.m. work outs, how I make time for girlfriends, our faith, and much more. We always have a lot of balls in the air and somewhat thrive on the chaos. I believe in the power of story-telling as a form of inspiration and entertainment, so I’m here to do both! I was born and raised in north Alabama and recently re-planted roots here again after my husband transitioned out of the Army (he is now in the Reserve and it’s going so well!) I’m a super proud mom to three little girls (ages 7, 4, and 1) who seem to be the stars of the show around here (for good reason – they’re pretty great!) I’m so glad you found me and are here reading! I hope we can get to know each other here on the blog as well as Facebook and/or Instagram. xoxo