Now that E has hair my head decor collections are getting out of control. When she was a wee babe she wore headbands, and still does sometimes. But with real hair comes bows. Storing the bows has been interesting, I have put them in baskets and jars and drawers. Keeping them is this manner prevents me from seeing what she really has, and all too often she isn’t wearing an adorable matching bow FOR SHAME! Recently I picked up some pretty adorable bows from Bizzy b Crafts, and they were just too cute to not display. And so the hunt for bow displays began! Long story short I couldn’t find anything I loved and ended up making it myself. It was super easy and as you can see I all ready need to make another!
- Picture Frame: I chose this gorg 11X14 plaster open back frame from Hobby Lobby, I like the flourishes it makes the frame seem so much prettier!
- Cardboard or cork board, this needs to be cut down to size to fit in your picture frame
- Fabric or paper enough to cover the inside of your picture frame. So I needed 11.5X14.5 inches to wrap around my cardboard.
- Cup hooks: I got 2 packs of 8, I used them to hang headbands and necklaces from.
- Drill/bits (optional)
- Hot Glue Gun: keeps the whole thing together 🙂
- Ribbon: you need a bit more than the length or width of your frame, depending on how you set up your board
I started by measuring and cutting cardboard to go inside the frame. Then I laid the cardboard on top of the fabric and cut around it, leaving enough to fold over and hot glue down.
I measured the outside of the frame and determined it was 19 inches across the 14 inch side, which would be the down facing side. I chose to turn my frame horizontal instead of vertical for more hanging space for headbands/necklaces. I then (had my husband) predrill the holes for the finishing hooks. They are spaced an inch apart, with a 2 inch gap on either side and 1 hook left over.
I started screwing the hooks in. This was sort of time consuming and hurt my fingers. Just be prepared!
It was time for the ribbon to be added. I’ve seen several variations on this part and wasn’t sure what to do. The crisscross, the vertical, the horizontal, really the options are endless. I went with vertical. I put my biggest bows on the board as measurement for spacing. I ended up getting 4 ribbons spaced every 3.5 inches. (I really do recommend using your personal bow stash for measuring and it also depends on the size of your frame)
Now hot glue the ribbons into place. I put a dot on the front in the center of the ribbon to help keep it in place and went glue crazy on the backside to ensure it stayed attached.
Follow up with hot glue around the rim of your frame and insert the cardboard/cork board. If your frame has little tabs to hold the picture in bend those down for extra security.
BAM your hair board is done! I completed this whole project during a 1.5 hour nap, and attached all the bows that were living in my craft room to it while she was still sleeping!