Saturday, April 14, 2012

Hair Bow Frame

Okay, I cannot tell a lie... I am officially addicted to Pinterest and finding and creating new ways to use old items!  I have been looking for ways to organize and display my girls hair bows for a while and I finally decided to try one of the hair bow frames I came across on Pinterest. This was super easy and only took about an hour to make (not counting paint drying).

The original pin I found and used to inspire my creation was here: Hair Bow Holder Tutorial  or here at the original blog post.

Here is my creation and what I used to make it:

I would love to make another one with a funky color and maybe animal print ribbons.  I chose white and matching shades of brown and turquoise to match the colors of our bathroom, since it serves as a guest bath, as well as, my girls bathroom. 

Here are the supplies you will need to make your own Hair Bow Frame:

  • An old frame (Remove the back, glass, and any other parts that may get in the way)
  • A can of spray paint (Slow and steady wins the race, don't rush spray painting, take your time)
  • Patience! (My frame was dry within 20 minutes of spray painting, by placing in the warm sun)
  • Picture Hanger (Make sure you have a hanger attached to the back of your frame and that you know where you will hang your frame, once it is finished)
  • Ribbon(s) of your choosing (This was the hardest part for me.  So many ribbons to choose from.)
  • Measuring Tape  (Measure a few inches past the length of your frame, so you can fold the ribbon over and glue it down on top of itself, to prevent fraying.)
  • Scissors (To cut your ribbon to size and to help push down on the hot glue, to avoid burning your fingers!)
  •  Glue Gun (You can use the glue gun alone or with a staple gun, for a more secure bond.)
  • Staple Gun (I used my manual gun after hot gluing the ribbon into place on the back of the frame.  It was really easy to staple into the frame.  I didn't need to use an electric gun at all.)

That's it!  The girls love it and it gets the hair bows out of the drawers, baskets, and off of the counter top.  They are displayed neatly and tucked away on the wall, not around the sink!  Woo Hoo!!!

I can't wait to make another one, with more personality!

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