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DIY Hair Bow Holder:
Since having a little girl, I love all things girly like bows! So I needed a cute hair bow holder to have a place to put all those cute bows. I decided to make my very own DIY hair bow holder. Over the last couple of years I have made a few different hair bow holders. I started off with one hair bow holder, and as her collection grew I added another hair bow holder. Since I find it fun to make these cute DIY hair bow holders, I thought I would share how you can make one too!
First, you have to go shopping to get your supplies to make your DIY hair bow holder. I checked out my local Goodwill store in search of a cute frame. If you haven’t ever checked Goodwill for a frame, you have to check it out! They have some great frames/pictures for super cheap! I found my frame for $1.99!! Say what?! You can’t beat that bargain. It doesn’t matter what color it is because you can change that with a good can of spray paint. I look for a decent size frame that’s able to display many bows. Anything bigger than an 8×10 frame would work. I like an 11×14 the best.
You will need to decide what color theme you would like to go with. I wanted to do something to match my little girl’s room since this project turns into a nice art piece. I knew I wanted a white frame so I found some white spray paint. Picking your ribbon out is a tough decision because there are so many options!! Using different widths for your ribbons adds more character and allows for bigger bows or smaller clips. I also bought some hooks to attach at the bottom for hanging headbands.
Supplies You Will Need:
*A picture frame with glass and contents removed
*Spray paint in your choice of color. I used this kind.
*Three to four different colored/patterned ribbon depending on how big your frame is and in different size widths
*Glue gun & glue sticks
*Hooks if you want to hang headbands. These cup hooks work great!
*Scissors for cutting ribbon
*A lighter to heat seal ribbon to prevent fraying
*Beautiful bows to display on your new Hair Bow Holder!
How to make it:
First, remove the glass and anything inside of the frame. Take the frame to a well-ventilated area, I took mine outside and sprayed it inside of a HUGE Amazon box. (Thank you Amazon!) Spraying inside of a box like this keeps the spray from going everywhere. When spraying the paint make sure to use long strokes and apply lightly. You can always add more paint, and this will help it from getting too thick. Let the frame dry and reapply another coat of paint in about an hour. Let the frame fully sit overnight before working on it.
Next, cut your ribbons to the length of the frame. Either measure the long side end to end (the vertical side) or the wide end (horizontal side) depending on how you want to hang your frame.
After cutting the ribbon I heat seal the ends to keep them from fraying. Meanwhile, I had my hot glue gun heating up. Be very careful when gluing the ribbons on! Talking from experience the glue is very hot!
Attach all the ribbons on the one side of the frame first. Let the glue cool while you are getting the one end glued down. Once the glue has cooled you can pull the ribbon tight to get the slack out and then glue it down to the opposite side making sure you are attaching it in a straight line. Once you glue down both ends, reinforce all the ends with another layer of glue, and let that cool completely.
Lastly, remove all the excess glue strings and if adding hooks mark where you want them to go. I marked mine and then made a small hole using my drill to help get the hook started, then twist them in tightly so they are secure.
All you have to do now is add beautiful bows and decide where to hang your DIY hair bow holder! If your frame already had hardware you can hang it from that or add your own. Mine didn’t have any so I chose to add a ribbon to hang it from. Using an extra ribbon for hanging also gives you another spot to hang bows if need be! I hope you enjoyed this DIY and hopefully you will try making your own hair bow holder. This project is super fun to make! Let me know if you try making one yourself and post a picture or link so I can check it out! Make sure you subscribe to get more awesome ideas like this one!
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