Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Hair Bow Organizing Part 1

Before I start this post I must point out:

1. I am a Renter so I have no choice in the raggedy ugly matted mess of a carpet shown in all photos.

2. Yes I am ashamed of the hot mess of carpeting I live with, but like I said I have no power over that problem

Okay now I shall move on. I know that hairbow holders have been done a million times before but they were never done to my liking. I did one at first and the bows kind of hung in the wind. The hairbow holder didn't give enough support for my little girl's hairbows. So let's begin. My daughter has a ton of freakin hairbows! This you will see. So instead of crushing them in a drawer dedicated to ahirbows I needed a solution. As always I turned to Google. This is what I would usually get. So I decided to upgrade it a bit. Start with an old frame from my basement.

Add my handy .88c craft paint that I have used on a previous project.
Now let me tell you this project is so easy a 4-year-old can do it! And mine did. He she is painting another frame (The box was used as protection from staining that matted mess I mentioned earlier).
She then cut some cardboard from a box we we're trashing to fit snugly into the frame. By snugly I mean add a quarter inch to each sides of your measurements so you can just "pop" the board in w/o any staples.
Then cut some fabric you have left over somewhere to cover the cardboard. We left an inch to overlap around the back of the board.

Now it's time to glue. Fabritac is the way to go...ALWAYS. This stuff dries within seconds and has strong bonding powers.
The corners were cut down as the sides were glued down.

Then she smoothed down the sides. I was sure to check that the front was pulled tight and smooth.

This is what the corner looked like once it was glued down. My little girl held it in place with her finger and counted to 10 to be sure it had enough time to stick.

I already had some ribbon left over from another project I will post this week that has to do with finally finishing my little girl's room. It was attached with some fabritac and tape. The tape was to keep it from sliding as the other side was pulled tight and attached.

Finished look of the back. Easy right?

Here is a front view. I know you peep that crooked rebel strand..yea should've checked to make sure it was straight.

Here it is with the bows. She had quite a few so she made a smaller frame (also from the basement) to hold them.

I'll probably hang the frames in the closet away from view. Though I love the frames, I don't like the sight of bows hanging on the wall. Not where she can get to them to play dress up. I have another part coming this week about organizing hair bows if you want to check back. Now did'nt you think this was so easy a 4-year-old could do this?


karen@fitnessjourney said...

You crafty girl! That would look so cute hanging up to give the room a little color.

Linda @ theLENNOXX said...

wow, I can't believe how many hair bows your little princess has! Looks like a framed rainbow, and I can't believe you will hang it in the closet?! It looks too cute for that =)

Dayka Robinson said...

I love that your daughter did it (almost) by herself, and she really does have A LOT of bows!

Dreams of Perfection said...

She does, but I swear they are all different colors. And it really sucks when I dress her and the bows are just a smidge off. Plus I buy them on ebay for 10 for $10 w/ free shipping. You can't really beat that! (I'm a cheapskate if you can't tell)

Symone's Mommy said...

OMG! that is SO cute! I hope you are posting this on McLinky parties. I like it just for decoration!

Symone's Mommy said...

BTW, I rent, too, and was just thinking last night about changing the carpet. LOL Mine is actually nice, but it is all white (off white). I plan to post on this challenge later this week.

Unknown said...

I havn't seen one of these!! I'ts so cute! I'm in love, if I only had a girl....

It's so cute seeing your little one doing all the steps

Together We Save said...

That is just awesome!!

Traci@ Beneath My Heart said...

I just wanted to thank you for stopping by my blog today and leaving such a sweet comment. It meant a lot to me. May God bless you and your sweet family.

Carli-Made by Carli said...

This came out great! I LOVE the Pink Frame! What a great idea! Thanks for visiting my blog-I'm going to snoop around yours some more!

House of Brooke said...

Awesome-Great job with Baby Girl. This is Crafty...

The Single Nester said...

Really lovely!