Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Bows Galore

As we've been waiting for Macy to come home, we MAY have purchased just a FEW bows and cute hair items, hoping upon hope that she will want to wear them!  As I've been getting her space in Olivia's room ready I looked at these bows and wondered if there wasn't some way of displaying them to make them easier to see and have them out so they wouldn't get smashed.  I racked my pinterest loving brain and thought about what I had around the house.  And this is what I came up with...

They will soon be hung on the wall in the girl's room.  
I LOVE how they turned out and it cost me less than $3 in ribbon!

A few years back I purchased some large blank canvases with the best intentions of having the kids make artwork for the house.  Yeah, you can see how that turned out.  Never.  Happened.  But, there they were, just waiting for me to choose them for this project.

I also have lots of paint from different projects, so I chose one I thought would complement their room.  Currently the walls of their room is a dark pink and their bedding has a lot of that apple green you see on the toddler bed in the picture above.  I didn't have green paint, so I went with a deep turquoise.  I painted both canvases with that color.

After they were dry I attached the ribbon.  I did purchase this as I didn't have what I wanted around the house.  All ribbon was half price the day I went to Hobby*Lobby so I was able to get two rolls for the price of one... less than $3.  I bought one roll of pink with green stitching and one roll of green with pink stitching.

I decided I wanted ribbon crossing the canvases for the bows to attach to, but I also needed just a little give so that they weren't scraping the canvas each time I took a bow off or put one on.  To do all this, I measured the ribbon width and the canvas width and decided where to put them.  I measured each time I placed one on.  Turning the canvas over I used a staple gun to attach each ribbon on one side of the canvas.

 Pulling each ribbon across to the opposite side of the canvas, I laid a chapstick between the ribbon and canvas before stapling that side on.

When I then slid out the chapstick it was just the right loose-ness (yes, I know that's not a word! but it fits!) to hold those bows!

I can't wait to hang them up and fill them even more!  How cute will she look! :)


Katie said...

I have the same kind of bow board. It makes it so easy to store them

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I am a single mom to four amazing kids; each of whom just happen to have been adopted. The first three were adopted through foster care, and we just completed an international adoption from Haiti. Our family has grown through adoption and I am all the more blessed to know each of my children. I worship a mighty God, teach Special Ed, love bargains, and am inspired by Pinterest... come along with us for the ride!

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