Bow & Headband Holder

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    I love it! I might have to borrow this idea for E. – Becca (

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    That is so cute! Turned out great. Good Job guys!

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    it turned out fabulous! i just need a little girl to make one for =)

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    Rachelrutt says:

    This is such a great idea! I have seen so many bow holders but nothing to hold the headbands so I am totally doing this! Great job!

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    Sweetcheeks424 says:

    Love this!! Couple of questions: where did you find the frame and what size is it?? I’ve looked all over for a simple wooden one like that and am completely striking out! :( Also, what width is your ribbon? I found two that I really like but one is 7/8 and the other is 1 in. Advice?

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    My frame is from Michael’s but I’ve seen similar ones at goodwill that are just in funky colors! I’m not sure on the size…I’d say at least 12x18ish. The ribbon is 1 in.

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    i don’t have a staple gun! what else could i use to hold the ribbon on?

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    You could always use hot glue or E6000, but a staple gun isn’t very expensive at all (the metal, manual kind, not electric, of course) at Home Depot.

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    Ya i made my hubby go buy one ;) a good investment lol (it was 10 bucks)

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    This is awesome! I am so totally going to make one for Kylar (my 6 week old little girl)! Thanks for the idea!

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    Chicken wire works much better than ribbon. It’s much more sturdy and allows you to put on many more bows (just in case you were wondering, lol) I made one like this one time and I guess I didn’t staple the ribbon on tight enough, because they all fell apart. I just made 3 new ones with chicken wire, and they are much better! I looove the hooks idea. Very clever. It turned out great, good job!

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    We have 2 chicken wire ones in our kitchen and I do love them but wanted something softer for in our nursery. I hope our ribbons hold up, but if not I guess I can cut them off and add new ones! Thanks for reading!!

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    This is awesome. I am going to make one for my 4 month old little girl. She has no hair but tons of headbands and bows :)! Thank you

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    I love this and with a new granddaughter with hair, Grandpa and I will be making this soon. Thanks for sharing.

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    Jenbijou25 says:

    quick question….how did you keep the spray paint from bubbling? how do I get the bubbles out?

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    Hmm I never had an issue with bubbling? Are you using a wooden frame? You might have that issue with a plastic frame, I’m not sure. I’m sorry I’m not more help!

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    Jenbijou25 says:

    I used a wooden frame but laid it down while spray painting. Not sure if it just globbed up or what.

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    Absolutley ADORABLE, I can’t wait do it for our nursery!!! I’ve seen quite a few but nothing for the headbands which we have alot of and I started to make with a friend =)
    Thank you!!

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    Amandameberhart says:

    awesome idea i will be making one of these for both of my daughters rooms!

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    laurene08 says:

    love this idea! but not sure where to find the little mini hooks used. any suggestions?

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    That is a great idea thanks..

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    Love this! Can’t waite to make it for my 2 month old little girl! After 3 boys we finally got our little girl and i too have been collecting the hair pretties (don’t want anybody to mistake her for a little boy ) and been wanting something to hang up the head bands. Great idea!

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    My frame splits while screwing in the hooks, maybe I should have soaked the wood first.

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    Courtneyjowhite says:

    I am working on one now and have killed my fingers trying to screw the hooks in the bottom. Any suggestions on an easier way to do it? Love this idea by the way:)

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    The hooks are called cup hooks, and you can get them in any hardware section–they should be near all the picture hanging things.

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    You can drill pilot holes first. Make sure the drill bit is slightly smaller than the screw end of the cup hooks so they will be tight when you put them in. A pair of pliers also helps to make the last couple of turns without killing your fingers!

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    Drill pilot holes first.

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    Kelliebiggs says:

    we did it! it looks great! thanks for the inspiration!

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    Lottiemarie5 says:

    This is an awesome idea! I like yours the best as well because although my daughter has tons of hair we have a lot of headbands too, so I will be making one of these for her room! Thank you very much for posting :)

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    You are spraying too close to the frame. Or, the weather is too cold, humid or too hot.

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    Patrickstephani says:

    What an awesome idea! I can’t wait to make this :)

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    Shauna Windsor says:

    I love this idea! I bought everything today but still searching for a frame. What size did you use? 16 x 20 or smaller?

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    Shauna Windsor says:

    Also, is this ribbon 1 inch?

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    I think 16×20 is close to what it was, it’s pretty big and now she has so many bows that I think we need a bigger one lol. Yep, 1 inch ribbon!

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    I had a problem with bubbling too (I think it was just too cold outside) but I’m wondering if it will work to use regular craft paint and a sponge brush. Will that look okay? I’ve never really used spray paint before, and it seems a little more frustrating to me that just painting it on by hand, but I do want this to look the best it can. Thanks!

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    I think that would work! It probably depends in if you’re painting raw or painted wood, like whether or not it has been sanded. I don’t think it would be a problem though! Best of luck to you!

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    This is so cute! I just went and bought the same ribbon at Michael’s but I was wondering where you got that pink flower?

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    Just finishing up making ours now. I have a quick question. What did you use to hold it on the wall??

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    i LOVE this idea. I ended up buying 1 1/2×1 inch wood molding and made a frame myself. Then i bought a 1 inch pretty molding to put on top. Can’t wait to paint it when it’s all done for my daughters bathroom. Looks like i have BEAUTIFUL, simple gifts for friends. Thanks for the idea!!!!

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    This is so brilliant! I love how cute it looks too! Thanks for the awesome idea and great tutorial photos!

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    Nani2two says:

    I am in the process of making these because I make hair accessories for my nieces & now I will be able to put my hair things on this and mail it off as 1 package..I am also going to paint up the little wooden letters and hot glue them on the top of the frame spelling out each one’s name..that way it’s also personalized..but I so LOVE the whole idea to begin with..Thanks for sharing :)

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    Found this on Pinterest and will be making it this weekend! Found my frame for 99 cents at Goodwill, off to get ribbon and spray paint! EEK! I’m so excited to see how it turns out!

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    I made two of these because I like the idea so much. Thanks for sharing your idea.

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    I found this on pinterest and loved the hooks. I ended up combining yours with another (padded background) one that I saw. It looks great. I used a frame that the glass had broken out of and even though it was chipped the spray paint covered it perfectly. I didn’t put as many hooks as they were really hard to screw in. I used a screwdriver to twist them into place. Thanks so much for the great idea, my daughter will love it!

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    Melisamcjh says:

    I love this idea especially since i do not like searching for 1 specific headband in a sea of headbands. I will surely try to do one. thank u for the idea

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    Anonymous says:

    So making this tmr!

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    Anonymous says:

    I just made two of these… I used 12×12 scrapbook frames from Michaels… they have flat fronts so I was able to mod podge some stuff that I cut from my cricut (my daughters name and some little animals from the Cindy Loo cartridge) on the front!

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    SheriSerrano says:

    So Cute!!

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    love this!!! I cant wait to make one for my daughter!! Thanks!

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    Misstenaw says:

    Love it! Only wish there were pics of the back. Thanks for posting.

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    wow!I love it..I am gonna make one for my daughter.

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    What is your frame made of? Because i looks similar to mine and it is “ornate”

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    Can i use an ornate frame and still use those hooks for headbands?

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    I think it depends on what the frame is made of, not whether or not it is ornate. If you’re wanting to screw hooks in, a solid wood frame is probably best, which is what I used.

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    I think it is made out of ornate. that is what it says on the back on the frame. hmmm??

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    Very nice I might do it this wkend thnxs for a great idea

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    Very cute. I’m thinking of trying this to use for all the necklaces my daughter has & maybe putting pegboard in the center with hooks or cups to hold other items. Maybe short dowels out the top for rings. We have tons of misc. sized frames that I can’t resist picking up at garage sales & I’m sure we already have scrap dowels & pegboard. Hooks & spray paint would be the only cost!

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    Oh, & if you tap the holes first with an ice pick, the screw hooks will go in much easier. Learned that when I did some custom framing at a photography studio & used eye screws for the wire.

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    Love love love! Off to the store!

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    I was wondering what size frame you used and where you got it?

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    You can also omit the hooks on the bottom and instead fold some of the ribbon over (and glue it with a glue gun). That way there are strips of ribbon for bows and others for headbands. It wouldn’t work for softer headbands for infants though, only the wire ones :)

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    My husband used a screwdriver to turn the hooks. Looks great..Thanks for posting.

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    Where can I get chicken wire? Home Depot; hardware store?

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    I love this idea, and I did this for my niece! I did tweak it a little….I bought some pretty fabric and stapled that behind the ribbon, so you see a nice design that matches the nursery, instead of the paint on the wall. Great idea! Thanks!

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    Loved this so much I made one myself. It was shockingly easy and now I don’t have to search (and lose) my daughter’s hairbows. Thanks for the tutorial! :)

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    Hi!! We are featuring your lovely Framed DIY Hair Bow Holder on our blog. Enjoy the feature. We shared you on our twitter, facebook and pinterest pages.

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    i want to make one of these but can’t find wood frames…do the hooks screw in to the non-wood frames?

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    ‘Ornate’ means ‘decorative’ and the word is used to describe the style of frame rather than what it is made of. Your frame is probably made of wood or MDF

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    Cant wait to make one for my little girl :)

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