I’ve wanted to make or buy a hair bow organizer for my daughter for a while. Her bow collection was literally overflowing out of the bathroom drawer. I also thought it would be good to display them so that we could choose which bow she would wear faster and more easily.
When I looked around the web and Etsy, I was surprised at how much they cost to make or buy. I was determined to make one that did not break the bank. After looking around the internet and at the materials I already had, I made the one pictured below.
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- Piece of Wood
- White Paint-I just used some white semi gloss Behr paint I had for my doors and baseboards.
- Printed Duct Tape
- Retractable Knife (I used the Cutter Bee brand)
- Rotary Cutting Mat
- Acrylic Ruler
- White Thumb Tacks
- Colored Binder Clips
- Picture Hangers
Please note. You don’t have to have the rotary mat, acrylic ruler and retractable knife. You can do this with a good pair of scissors and a ruler. I just happened to have these materials on hand from other craft hobbies.
Step 1-Sand and Paint the Wood
After I came up with the idea for this hair bow organizer, I decided to make it with materials found around our house. We had a few pieces of scrap wood in the garage from other projects so I chose a piece of board that measured 10 inches by 4 inches
I sanded it just a little and then painted it white. I had plenty of white interior paint from other projects I have done. You can always purchase a pre finished board online or at your local craft store.
Step 2-Make Strips of Duct Tape Fabric
The next step was to make strips of duct tape fabric. We had some cute Minnie Mouse tape left over from another project so I used that. I cut a strip of duct tape 20″ long. I then cut the strip of duct tape into 2 pieces. Next, I stuck the two pieces together back to back to create duct tape fabric. What I like about using duct tape instead of ribbon is that it is fairly easy to work with, it is strong and it won’t fray.
Step 3-Place the Push Pins On the Board
I measured my board and spaced four push pins. Since I used a harder wood I needed to use a hammer to push them in.
Step 4-Attach the Picture Hanger
Measure and attach a picture hangar to the back of the board if it doesn’t have one.
Step 5-Attach the Binder Clips
Hang the binder clips from the push pins.
Step 6-Hang the Duct Tape Fabric Strips from the Binder Clips
Step 7-Attach your bows.
Organize your bows and attach them to the fabric.
There you have it. A simple and pretty bow holder that won’t break the bank!
Depending on your level of creativity, you can personalize or decorate the wood board in many different ways to suit your style!