Create a fun bow holder and hair accessory station using ribbon and a plastic craft tray! Personalize it with your choice of fun scrapbook paper!
There came a point mid-summer when I was finding my daughter’s bows, hair ties and clips everywhere! They were scattered around the house and it was driving me bonkers! So I decided it was time to create a bow holder. Today I’m sharing my DIY Bow Holder – basically a home for all things hair-related! Both my daughter and I love how it turned out. It was so easy and inexpensive to create.
The main parts of this bow holder were found in the Target Dollar section. A blue tray and a pink pencil cup were perfect and less than $5 altogether. We use the pencil cup to hold hair ties, brushes and combs. The ribbons are perfect for holding clip-on bows and barrettes. Decorating the blue tray was easy using decorative scrapbook paper.
For this project, I used paper from Damask Love’s paper collection called Wild Card. The collection is part of Joann Fabric’s Designer Destination program, which features curated craft collections from talented designers. I love Wild Card, which is full of fun, colorful and tropical illustrations. One of the coolest items from the collection is a set of tiny cards that came with colorful mini envelopes. They are perfect for scrapbooking and attaching to gifts. The cute unicorn at the top of my bow holder is actually one of those mini cards!
Below you’ll find the tutorial for creating your own DIY Bow Holder. When it’s finished, you can lean it against the wall on top of a dresser, or hang it on the wall using Command Strips like we did!
- Plastic craft tray and pencil holder – I found ours in the Target Dollar Spot.
- Scrapbook paper – I used paper from Damask Love’s Wild Card Collection
- Double-sided tape – I used Scor-Tape
- 3D foam squares *optional
- Hot glue
- Scissors and paper trimmer
Step One: Cover the inside of the plastic tray with scrapbook paper. Since the tray I was using was longer than 12″, I used multiple sheets of paper and cut them to fit. Use double-sided tape or a glue stick to adhere the paper.
Step Two: Cover the front of the plastic pencil holder with scrapbook paper. I used cute Popsicle and ice cream cone paper! Add a cute ribbon and bow to finish it off.
Attach the pencil holder to the bottom center of the tray. Since my pencil holder had a magnet on the back, I decided to use foam squares to attach it so the magnet wasn’t in the way.
Step Three: I added a little spot at the top center to hold more clips and barrettes. I used one of the mini cards that is part of the Wild Card collection and added a ribbon to the back. I adhered it to the tray using more 3D foam squares.
Step Four: The last step was adding the large vertical ribbons that would hold the majority of the bows. I used hot glue to attach the ends to the back of the tray. Start by attaching the ribbons at the top. Once the hot glue has dried, stretch the ribbons taut and hot glue the bottom ends of the ribbons to the back of the tray.
Fill up the new hair station with bows, barrettes, clips, brushes and combs!
The bow clips easily attach to the ribbon and are easy for young ones to take on and off.
I hope you enjoyed this fun craft! I love finding new ways to use scrapbook paper for things other than scrapbooking, and I’m so happy to have an organized place for my daughter’s hair accessories! :)
Wild Card Paper Collection can be found at Joann Fabrics!