Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Bow Holder

Hi everyone! I know that lots of you probably have little girls! If you do, you know that little girls seem to have loads of bows and clips for their hair. When my daughter was small, we needed a way to corral her endless supply of hair bows. I made a couple of these and hung them in her room. This is another super simple idea! It's also really inexpensive to make. Unfortunately, getting a good picture of it isn't so simple! :)



This is made from a yardstick! Easy to find and cheap, too! Here are a couple of close-ups so that you can get the idea easier.





To make it you will need:

1 1/2" ribbon
7/8" ribbon
1 piece of 12x12" paper
Small piece of wire
Glue gun
Mod Podge or other glue
(optional: paint or ink)

How To:
1. Paint or ink the edges of your yardstick.
2. Cut paper the width of your yardstick and glue or mod podge to the front.
3. Starting at the top, hot glue the ribbon every 2 inches. Leave a loop in between each glued spot.

4. Glue a round bow to the top and a simple bow to the bottom.
5. Glue a loop of ribbon to the back for a hanger.

That's it! Now... how does it hold all those bows? Simple clip them to each loop. This is actually so much cuter when it's full of all different kinds of clips. It makes an adorable birthday gift, too. I make a few clips with bows to add to it and you have a simple and inexpensive birthday gift.

Now... How to make a round bow and a clip? Here are some instructions for that. After you make a few to get the hang of it, there is nothing to these. Speaking of birthdays... how about making a clip to attach to the package instead of a storebought bow? It's like an extra little gift!



















Hope that you can use this idea! Be sure to check out the Really Reasonable Ribbon website to pick out your ribbons. There are so many choices there to use for your bows!