Life Love Larson: DIY Bow Holder


Friday, April 26, 2013

DIY Bow Holder

I made this bow holder for a neighbor of mine who just had her second baby, and first daughter, Hannah.  I knew she already had lots of clothes/toys/books, so I decided to make her something she could use in the years to come.  My sister made one of these for my daughter several years ago, and it still hangs in her bathroom and we still love it.  Every little girl needs a bow holder!
bow hanger 2
This is super simple and very inexpensive to make.  You will need a picture frame, some ribbon, a scrap piece of fabric, a small wooden letter (I painted mine pink with craft paint), some hot glue, and of course, bows(!).  I found all of my supplies at Hobby Lobby, including the frame which was 50% off.  I chose this frame because it was already painted and it already had the hangers on the back.
You will first need to take off the back of the frame and wrap your scrap fabric around the glass.  I did not even glue the back of mine.  The burlap was thick enough that it was tight when I put it back in.  Insert the back and trim up your fabric.
Next, you are ready to adhere your wooden letter on the front of the fabric.  I hot glued the letter and eyeballed the center.
Lastly, you will need to hot glue two pieces of ribbon (equal length) to the back of the frame.
Add your bows and you are done! Once you have your supplies, this can go very quickly. I love a handmade gift, don’t you?!  I love the monogram and the storage solution too!
bow holder 1
Cost breakdown: “H” ($1), Frame ($7), Burlap (already had), Ribbon ($2), Craft paint (already had).  I also purchased a few bows to get her started.  The possibilities are endless when it comes to color combinations you could choose.  In case you missed it, click here to find out how we store our headbands!
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  1. Very cute!! Will the hot glue be strong enough to hold alot of bows? Thanks for the great idea!!

    1. Yes!! My daughter has one that holds at least 15 differnt bows, clips, etc!

  2. This is super cute! I would love for you to link up at

    Thank you,

  3. What a fantastic idea...this would come in so handy around my house! This would be great to link-up to my Create It Thursday's live now!

  4. Saw this on "Somewhat Simple" link party. I love this idea and will be trying it for ourselves and maybe some gifts! Saw the post on the headband holder. We use the oatmeal container too, but used scrapbook paper instead. I think the fabric looks much nicer. Thanks for sharing! If you have time I'd love to have you visit my new blog: