Monday, March 25, 2013

Organizing My Girls' Hair Bows ~ PINspiration Blog Hop

PINspiration Blog HopI am so excited the PINspiration Blog Hop hosted by Disney Living is back up and running!  Pinterest is a place I have really found so much inspiration from crafts to exercise to holiday decorations and so much more.  I love having a place to share some of the things I have found and created!  You can find all my boards from Disney to crafts to recipes and more at Pinterest/BethDoda

I have recently been on an organization kick.  I am not sure why all of sudden I feel the urge to get all this done, but for whatever reason, I have!  My number one place to find organization ideas that do not necessarily cost a lot has been Pinterest.  I have created a board of all the organization ideas I have found, many of which I react with, "Why didn't I think of that?"  I especially love when I find an idea that uses things I already have around the house.
That's right, they even wear bows when we are all dressed
to watch a Patriots game!

Both my girls LOVE wearing bows in their hair.  Even better, my sister in law has been a tremendous "support" in getting them some of the cutest bows you can find.  As you can probably imagine, two girls, sometimes two bows per day, in just about every shape, color, pattern you can imagine, makes for a lot of bows.  So, I found a great idea on Pinterest and recreated it here at home.  (To see the pin that inspired this project, you can click HERE.)  I bought not one single thing for this project, I had everything on hand.
This hangs on the wall right near the girls' closet at a height they can reach.  It has worked perfectly for
getting them to choose their own, but we are still working on hanging them back up when they take them off.

I did not create exactly what I had pinned, but only because I would need to make at least 10 of them to fit all our bows.  But it gave me the inspiration to create our bow holder.  I also decided since we have so many headbands as well, we will make a separate headband holder next week (I'll share that for the next PINspiration Blog Hop!).

  • Poster Board cut to 12x24
  • 2 - 12x12 Scrapbook Papers (our pages came from the Disney Mega Paper Pad)
  • 5/8" Zebra Print Ribbon by Recollections (we used zebra print because it is my sister in law's favorite prin,t and the girls wanted to have it on there for Aunt Kelly)
  • Jolee's Boutique Dimensional Stickers (purple flowers for decoration and to cover the staples)
  • Stapler
  • Adhesive (we used our Scotch Advanced Tape Glider) to adhere paper to poster board
  • Wall Adhesives (we used 3M Command adhesives for hooks but excluded the hooks)

  1. Adhere the 2 12x12 sheets of paper to the cardboard.  
  2. Cut lengths of ribbon to reach the bottom of your page, though in our case, we had to use shorter ribbons on the ends due to the images on our paper.  You'll need about an inch overlap on the back too.
  3. With the ribbon folded over the top (only about an inch hanging off the back) staple the ribbon to the poster board.
  4. To cover the staples, we used the purple flower dimensional stickers.
  5. Adhere the poster the the wall.  Make sure whatever adhesive you use, will be able to hold the weight of your bows.
  6. Attach the bows to the ribbons.
This was one of the quickest and easiest projects we have done.  I am now going to make a second one because just one did not even fit half of our bows!

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Thanks for hosting, Amy!


  1. What a cute idea! This is like a wall decoration all on its own. My girls have just about outgrown bows, and it makes me sad. So glad you linked up today!

  2. I love this Beth! Ashley definitely needs one for Lexi!! I am pinning it now.

  3. Thank you, Donna Kay! Seriously this took me less than 20 minutes and that includes the time to actually come up with the idea! Hayley loves it and loves putting them "away" when she takes her bows out now. If only I could get Emily to do the same! :-)

  4. What a fun idea... and you're girls are crazy adorable!

    I love organization, and don't have nearly enough of it in my daily home (*ahem* chaotic!) life... ;)

  5. Thank you, Tami! They keep me on my toes, that's for sure! :-) We are trying to get organized. Starting with the small things first.