Monogram Hair Bow Holder

We threw one of my good friends a couple’s baby shower over the weekend. One thing that simply amazed me? Every single girl handmade a gift for the expecting mama… and it wasn’t planned! Yeah, bloggers and Pinterest definitely inspire people these days!

Well one of my gifts for the mom-to-be was a Monogram Hair Bow Holder for her baby girl. Super easy to create and customize to fit any nursery decor!

monogram bow holderMaterials needed:

  • monogram letter
  • scrapbook paper
  • Mod Podge and foam brush
  • exacto knife
  • wood plaque
  • ribbon
  • flower embellishment
  • drill
  • hot glue or e6000

monogram bow holder suppliesSo to get started I covered the letter in Mod Podge and stuck it to my gray chevron scrapbook paper.

monogram bow holder mod podgeNext I trimmed around the edge using an exacto knife. Great for getting in those little crevices… just make sure the blade is sharp.

monogram bow holder trimThen I trimmed four long pieces of ribbon and hot glued them to the back of the monogram letter. 

monogram bow holder ribbonOnto the next step… I painted the wood plaque white and drilled two small holes in the top (you’ll see why later). Then I used e6000 glue to adhere the monogram letter to the white plaque. 

monogram girl bow holdersOnce that dried I cut another piece of ribbon and tied it through the drilled holes of the plaque for hanging.

monogram bow holder girlAnd of course I had to add a little flower for a pop of color and some bling!

monogram girl bow holderAnd then the hair bow holder is ready to hang!

monogram bow holderNice personalized gift that you can create in any color scheme. Great for a baby shower present, birthday present for a little girl you know, or just your own kid’s bedroom!

monogram girl bow holder

monogram bow holder tutorial

Christmas Chalkboard Labels {free printable}

It’s hard to believe that Christmas is quickly approaching. And while I’m not a fan of decorating for the season before Thanksgiving, there’s nothing wrong with getting things ready and organized before the sleigh bells start ringing.

christmas chalkboard label free printableThis year I decided to step up my gift wrapping game by creating some cute chalk board printable labels and of course I’m sharing them with you!

Christmas gift labelsJust print on 8.5 x 11 inch cardstock and trim.
You can write the “to” and “from” on the back of the labels.

*To save black ink on your printer, send to Kinko’s, Office Max or even Walgreens and have them print it out for you! They’re only black and white copies so should be pretty cheap!

christmas chalkboard label printablesThen just tie or clip onto the present and you’re done!

And don’t forget to grab my Christmas Subway Art.
Just print and place in an 8×10 inch frame!

christmas subway art free printableAnd my Christmas Bucket List!

Christmas Bucket List 2013