Do you have a pile of bows in a box, drawer or bag? Would you love a solution that keeps them organized and in a place where the little girls cannot get them down and string them all over the room. Let me show you how my daughter solved the problem.
She had a bow box with all of her daughters hair bows. So many that she had to dump them all out of the box onto the floor or bed just to find the right color for her daughters outfit for the day.
Short story was that she got so sick of dumping out the box, finding the right one and them picking them up again. That she decided to do something about it.
She decided to get crafty
Let’s make a Burlap Bulletin Board for hair bows together.
Putting it all together
Step 1: Find a bulletin board that meets your needs, I recommend that you determine which size you want and whether it is going hanging portrait or landscape on the wall.
Thrift stores are a great place to start when looking for your board. You can always find bulletin boards at the big box stores, but the variety is much greater at the thrift stores.
My daughter got lucky and found the burlap board in the pictures at Walmart for only $5, yep $5.
The deals are out there to be had so take your time and don’t be in a hurry to find the exact board that you want. Taking time will produce a better looking hair accessory bulletin board in the end.
Step 2: Bring it home and if you need to take it apart so that the back and the frame are two different pieces. Be careful that you keep the frame squared up, some of the cheaper boards will be only have staples holding them together.
Step 3: Cover the back with burlap (or another type of fabric that suits your taste.) Depending on what the back is made of, hot glue works great.
Step 4: After the back is covered with burlap, place the back into the frame of the bulletin board and secure.
Step 5: Count your bows and determine how many rows you might need. She needed 4 rows for the amount of bows she had in her box.
Step 6: Eyeball where your rows are going to go. Attach the first push pin on the far left side. Secure the twine around the push pin by tying it
with a knot. Stretch the twine from the left to the right of the bulletin board and place another push pin the board. Wind the twine around the second push pin making sure that the twine is very taunt.
We used upholstery pins because they looked fancier and more decorative.
Special Note: You need to make sure that the pins can go into the board back enough to stay. you could also glue them in place. Remember that they need to be able to hold the weight of the bows. Even those little bows weight more when you put 10 or 16 together in a row.
Duplicate for the amount of rows needed.
Step 7: Hang your Special Made Bow Bulletin Board on the wall and start adding your bows.
You Did it!
Hair Bows Mischief Managed!
Did you notice that her bows are all color coordinated by the rainbow.
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