Remember way back when I made a bunch of hair bows for my daughter? If you thought that was a lot, guess what?! They multiplied!!
Now that I have two little girls living in my house I needed to come up with a new storage solution for all those hair bows. Here's why...
In times past, I tried to make one out of foam board, but the ribbon I used stretched out and the foam board quickly collapsed and didn't work for us anymore. We resorted to keeping the hair bows in a clear box storage container. We thought it was a good solution until the kids started dumping the hair bows on the floor every. single. day. I had to come up with a solution fast...
Hence, the NEW UPGRADED HAIR BOW HOLDER:
As you can see, the hair bows multiplied exponentially! I made them a beautiful rainbow assortment to match any outfit.
Here are the instructions to make your own MASTER hair bow holder.
- Two 6' pieces of 1x2 lumber (to make a 2'x4' frame as shown)
- Four L corner brackets (see photo below)
- Two Sawtooth picture hangers (kits usually come with two or four)
- Wood Glue
- Saw to cut wood
- Paint of color choice
- 35 yards of ribbon (I used satin white)
- Hot glue gun
- Staple gun
- Cut each wood piece into a 2' and 4' piece (or whatever size you decide to make yours).
- Screw the L brackets (as shown below) to connect the two pieces.
- Use wood glue to secure the wood in the corners.
- Paint (I used two coats).
- Cut ribbon into pieces long enough to reach the back of the wood (for mine, it was 30", but PLEASE measure yourself before cutting [measure twice, cut once])
- I spaced the ribbons 3" apart (my average bow size) and attached the ribbon with hot glue.
- Staple the ribbon to reinforce.
- Attach sawtooth hangers, checking the wall for a stud to place the hanger where it will line up with a stud for secure hanging.
|This picture sums up instructions adequately.|