May 16, 2013

.diy hair bow holder.

It has been so long since I shared anything on here! I've definitely done a few projects here and there over the last few months but I've also been focusing on family time and other fun things. I'm super excited to share this project I just completed though. A hair bow holder for Little T!

I found my inspiration, of course, on Pinterest. The pin was from Pretty Prudent and you can find her tutorial here.

My plan of attack was essentially the same, with a few additions of my own. The wood I used was actually the front of an old drawer. You can find some like this to up cycle, or simply buy a piece of plywood in whatever dimensions you desire. The fabric I used was brown and white gingham from JoAnn's, half a yard. This was the perfect amount for my drawer front, but depending on what you use you may need more or less. I also got quilt batting, brown ribbon, pink buttons, furniture tacks and a staple gun.  I already had a glue gun, scissors, etc.

From there, I simply went with it! I put the batting on the wood, covered the fabric over it and made sure it was smooth on the front. Flip the wood over and get ready to feel tough. Something about handling a staple gun just made me feel like a badass. I put a few staples on each long side, making sure the front of the fabric remained smooth. Then it got a little tricky handling the short edges and the corners. I used this tutorial on youtube to figure out how to maneuver the corners.

From there I arranged the ribbon how I wanted it and placed a furniture tack in the cross sections. I then flipped it and tacked the edges of the ribbon down, checking with each ribbon that it looked good on the front. I then used to glue gun to glue the buttons to the front tacks.

Then it was ready to be hung up and filled with bows! I used Command hanging strips to hang it but you can attach hardware to hang it with nails, if so desired.

So, the whole thing was really super easy. And I love how it turned out! I managed to get it done at the tail end of nap time and then as Tyler was eating lunch. As for Tyler, she also seems quite enamored with her new organization. Now if only she would keep the hair bows in her hair for longer than 5 minutes!