Sunday, October 31, 2010

Bow Board

I made my daughter a simple bow hanger a few months ago. That was BEFORE I got so into making hair clips, bows, and flowers. Now, most of her clips are sitting in a bag in her dresser because I have nowhere else to put them! This is the first one I had made for her.
I definitely need more room! So here goes an attempt to contain more of her hair accessories. 
Start off by finding a board of some sort. I used cardboard. It doesn’t have to be anything pretty, just make sure it’s sturdy.
Cut out a piece of fabric to be about 2 inches wider on all sides.
Take your stuffing and spread it out evenly on the cardboard. Flip the cardboard over so the stuffing is between the cardboard and the fabric (you can't see it well in the picture, but there's stuffing sticking out from under the cardboard). Secure it with glue or tape. Like I said, it doesn’t have to be pretty. (Although, if you’re making it as a gift, it might be a good idea to use classier materials.)
Since I didn’t use a patterned fabric, I found some pink shimmery tulle to cover the board. I cut a strip of tulle to be about 2 inches wider than the board on top and bottom, and about twice as long as the board.
Secure the tulle on the back of the board, and wrap it around the front, scrunching it as you go. Secure it on the back with hot glue.
I wanted a more cushiony look for my bow board, so instead of just stretching ribbon across it, I decided to thread it though the board. Mark out the spots you want to thread it though (on the back of the board). Thread a large needle with ribbon, and get to work! 
Once I had my ribbon threaded through, I added rhinestones. I love the sparkle it adds!
Add some ribbon on the back to hang it with, and make sure you glue it well! 


  1. Awesome! I need to do this for my little girl!

  2. Great idea! My friend was trying to figure out a way to store her daughter's bows. I will have to tell her about this. Thanks SO much for linking up to Thrilling Thursday @ Paisley Passions. Hope to see you again soon.

    ~Lori @ Paisley Passions

  3. Very pretty and your bows looks like a garden on that board! I have made the hanging ribbon kind but we've outgrown the space. I need a new one too. Thanks for coming to A Crafty Soiree and sharing:) I hope you'll come back next week too, we love to see familiar faces!

  4. Very sweet! Thanks for the tutorial too! It looks fabulous!
    Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie! I can't wait to see what you have for next week!