This would be adorable to have in a cute bedroom but I wanted my kids to be able to make it.
I made this one for a customer in my shop www.etsy.com/shop/tpmp
Here is something else I considered. This is one of my favorites! She gives great instruction on how to make one! Here they are. http://blog.angelayosten.com/2010/06/hair-bow-holder-tutorial.html
After giving it a lot of thought I decided that my girls would have more fun creating something they could be proud of. So, we went through some canvas and settled on the simple canvas bow holders. They had a blast! I think this was one of the best projects we have ever done together!
I think they made good choices for thier canvas color:)
Next they got to choose thier ribbon from my scrap ribbon. That was fun!
Here is a small tutorial for how to make these cute simple bow holders.
1. Paint your canvas (or let your little one do it.)
2. Choose your ribbon. I like to use different width ribbon. The bigger bows stay on the 7/8" and 1 1/2" ribbon better than they would the smaller width. I like to put the clippies and small bows on the 5/8" and the 3/8" ribbon. Also, when you are laying out your ribbon and deciding where to glue it, keep in mind the type of bows your child usually wears. If you don't space the ribbon far enough apart you will not be able to use all of the ribbon and you will lose some space on your bow holder. Here is an example of that:
3. Cut your ribbon pieces long enough to where you can tuck them in to the wood frame just a little on the back of the canvas. This make it tighter, it lays flat against the wall because the glue is on the inside of the canvas frame and not right on the back.
4. Glue all of your ribbons spaced out.
This holder does not just hold bows. We needed something to hold the headbands as well. So, this is what we did. Cut a longer piece of ribbon to loop to hold the headbands. Here is an example of what it will look like.
I left the space (like you see on the pink plaid) so I could put clippies there too. That ugly space will be covered with clippies.
Here's how to make the loops. Glue the end of the ribbon right between the frame and the canvas as shown below.
Then glue down the frame and press the ribbon down as flat as possible so the frame will sit against the wall flat.
Your ribbon will hang down as shown in the photo below.
Now loop your ribbon up and glue it and you're finished :)
Very simple, cute, colorful and your little one will have fun making it and be very proud of her creation when she is finished. Tip: Obviously you wouldn't want your little one to use a hot glue gun. Pick up a cool temp glue gun for these type of projects. I will be doing that this weekend. Happy Crafting!
Here is our finished result. They have a lot more bows than this. They will be on there today.
I LOVE LOVE that we can store thier head bands! I made my loop kind of big so they will hold more than one head band.