Make It: My Favorite Things Bow Holder

My Favorite Things Hairbow Holder | Makely School for Girls

Out with the old and in with the new!  I welcome 2013 with my first project of the new year.

My little 2-year old Emma is just growing like a weed.  We’ve upgraded her hairbows to a larger size, and our old hairbow storage was falling far short of the solution we needed.  I asked some friends what kind of storage they used, and most of them said that they use a bow holder similar to these on Etsy (and one suggested I buy fewer bows – Touché!).

Those I found on Etsy are definitely cute, but I’m not really a cutesy gal.  So, I came up with my own DIY solution.  I call it the My Favorite Things bow holder.

My Favorite Things Hairbow Holder | Makely School for Girls

1.  Hot glue small dollar store plastic toys (featuring some of your child’s favorite things), letters and beads to a wooden plaque or block of scrap wood.  The more you can cover the wood, the fuller it will look.  Prime the entire piece with spray paint primer and then spray paint it in the color of your choice with spray paint that works well on plastic (I recommend Rustoleum Painter’s Touch Ultra Cover 2x).

2.  Add rhinestones with hot glue to give it a little sparkle.  I used two different sizes for better visual interest.

3.  On the back of the plaque, add a frame hanger or loop of ribbon to hang the holder (I just hot glued mine in place).  Also glue a few lengths of grosgrain ribbon in the widths of your choice.

4.  Hang the new bow holder from a nail and add your bows.

My Favorite Things Hairbow Holder | Makely School for Girls


My Favorite Things Hairbow Holder | Makely School for Girls

Eventually, Emma’s bows will hang in her bedroom.  But until she can be trusted (ahem, she’s two), they hang in my bathroom.

Do you have someone in your life who could use a cute and easy DIY bow holder?

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About Lindsay Ballard

Lindsay Ballard is a former college mascot turned political geek turned DIY fanatic who is conspiring to live in a Technicolor dream world. Her designs are bold and graphic, while her spirit is fun and full of color. Lindsay chronicles her projects and design ideas here at Makely, where she shares daily tutorials and inspiration. Lindsay lives outside of Austin, Texas with her husband (Tom), children (Zack and Emma) and dogs (Jack and Duke).


  1. LOVE this! I am SO making one for Kynlee!!!

  2. I don’t have a little girl, but I would totally make this if I did. I’d be tempted, however, to paint everything white except the name! I’d have to make that a pop color.


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