Thursday, February 25, 2010

Hairbow Holder

I've seen these around and have wanted to make one for a while and finally got the chance. It was super quick, cheap, and easy to make. I bought a 7"x9" plaque from Joann's with my 40% off coupon so the wood was $1.79.

Step 1: I painted it Burnt Umber (2 coats).

Step 2: Cut 3-4 pieces of ribbon 20" long and measure another ribbon for the hanger at the top.
Step 3: Cut felt to size of the back of the plaque. This helps in attaching the ribbon and keeps the ribbon holder from scuffing the wall. Then hot glue ribbon onto felt.
Step 4: Cut letters out with cricut and run them through sizzix to emboss with polka dots (or use any lettering you have). Place letter where you want them. Do not adhere yet.
Step 5: Add embellishments. I used rubons. They were super quick, easy and no mess. I added a couple of extra flowers after the main embellishement to finish it off.

Step 6: Cover entire board with Modge Podge and adhere letters. Let it dry.
Step 7: Generously cover the entire board with a second coat of Modge Podge. This will seal the wood and the embellishments. Let it dry. If you are impatient like I am...use a blow dryer on cool to speed up the drying process between coats.

Step 8: Hot glue felt backing onto back of plaque ribbon side in to hide the ends.

It will look like this:

Step 9: Turn bottom of ribbon under twice hot glueing them both times to finish of the ends.

Voila!!! Ready for bows!
Step 10: Hang on the wall (I need a good nail...maybe tomorrow) and add bows.


Becky said...


Debbie said...

That is AWESOME! Thanks for the step by step instructions with pictures. I am SO visual! You rock!

Dustin and Kellie said...

Seriously.. Wow!