I featured this project when I guest blogged at Design Dazzle last month, but I decided to show you again just in case you missed it!
As a mother of a three year old little girl with long blond hair in ringlet curls, I’m always looking for a new way to organize her hair bows. Let me show you who I’m talking about…
Yes, she’s my everything! I just can’t bring myself cut her curls so it’s been a lot of ponytails and hair bows recently…. but how to organize her hair flair?
I’ve seen some adorable and crafty hair bow holders before, especially at local craft shows. I decided to create something fun and whimsical to contain the chaos!
Pretty cute, huh? Here’s how I completed the crafty girl hair bow holder!
First I gathered my supplies:
- a wooden circle from Michael’s for $5 (but I had a 40% off coupon)
- two spools of brown ribbon
- accent ribbon for the braids
- tiny elastic bands
- black craft markers
- clear nail polish
- small stencil sponge
- a cheap hair bow
- hot glue gun
- peach, pink, black acrylic paint
- white Scribbles dot paint
First thing I did was paint the large wooden circle peach.
While I let the paint dry, I decided to prepare the ribbon for braiding. I cut 6 pieces into 24 inches each. I taped three of the pieces to the table (one side of the hairdo) and started to braid.
When each braid was complete, I secured the ends using small elastic rubberbands.
I then proceed to braid the other three ribbons together and secured with an elastic band as well. Now it’s time for the bangs!
I cut some various short lengths of brown ribbon and hot glued them to the wooden face.
I then glued the braids to the top of the wooden circle down to about where the ears would hit. I didn’t mind leaving the elastic band to show at the top of the head since I knew I would be covering it with a hair bow in just a bit.
Next I added some accent ribbon to cover the elastic bands on the bottom of the braids and a glued a large hair bow to the top of the face to cover the ends of the braids. I also added some clear nail polish to the ends of the ribbon to keep it from fraying.
Now it’s time to paint the face! I used my little stencil sponge to apply black paint for the eyes (it made a perfect round circle!) and dotted the centers of her eyes with my white Scribbles paint.
I cleaned my little stencil sponge and used it to apply the pink paint for her cheeks. I then used my black craft markers to add a smile and eyelashes. The wooden circle came with a pre-drilled hole in the center, perfect for a cute little nose (and to use when hanging of course)!