Getting the kids ready and out the door for school each morning can be a circus.
We have school clothes, breakfast, packing lunches, teeth brushing, gathering backpacks and homework...the last thing on the list is hair.
And if I don't know exactly where to find a hair bow in that last minute before go-time, Emma's going to have to go without.
She has gone without many, many times.
So I made some of these:
With a few simple elements, I made three hair-bow hangers for Emma's bedroom door. They are out of the way, easy to reach, and they hold every last hair bow in this house.
Here's how you can make one (or three) of your own.
1. Picture frames. I had a few extras around the house that weren't being used, and removed the backs and the glass. They were already black, so I gave them a couple coats of light blue craft paint. When that was dry, I painted on some teal streaks, and then wiped off some of the teal paint with a paper towel before it had time to dry. The paper towel took off some of the blue paint too, so the black shows through. So easy, and it matches Emma's room.
2. Use a sturdy ribbon like grosgrain that will look cute with the frames. I have been a bit of a ribbon hoarder, so I had this on hand, too. I love projects that use up some of my hoard!
3. Measure three inches longer than the opening of the frame. Cut 3 or 4 ribbons per frame, and tie a couple knots in each one. The knots will keep the bows from sliding down the ribbon and puddling at the bottom.
4. Make sure the ribbons are facing the right way, pull taut, and staple with a staple gun. Space your ribbons evenly across the opening of the frame.
5. Now your hangers are ready to fill with hair bows!
We put ours on the back of Emma's bedroom door. They were wobbling a little with in and out traffic, so I added some hot glue to keep them steady. It'll just pop right off when we're ready to move them somewhere else.
Organize by size or color, or just get them up there so you can see what you have.
One morning task made so much easier.
Let me know if you make a set for yourself! I'd love to see your version.
For more pictures of the flowers painted on the walls, click here!