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Thursday, September 03, 2009

Crafts with a Purpose


After finding 4 of Butterfly's bows scattered around the house (including one on top of the fridge. How it got there, I don't know.) I knew we needed a new way of storing them. The cheep dollar store Christmas basket they had all been piled in was not working any more. So I had an idea that I would hang a ribbon and then clip all her bows to it. Making them easily accessible and also kind of pretty!

After googling "bow hanger" for about ten minutes, I came across several different websites that said to take the glass out of a frame and string ribbons inside the frame. What a great idea! But why waste the glass when you can buy glassless frames at the craft store? So I hauled all three kids there to look for supplies. (Flower I miss you!)

Butterfly picked out the frame and the ribbons. We had paint at home and she dictated what color she wanted it to be. What do you think?

This is it hanging in the kids' bathroom.

Now the only problem is keeping the boys from pulling at it. I think I'll need to hang it a little higher! Also, this girl needs more bows!



  1. It's great! I love how you take the initiative.

  2. That is seriously darling! I'm definitely going to have to make one for George too, she needs a way to keep her bows off the floor, out of toy baskets, and all together. Maybe we'll send Butterfly some bows for her collection too.

  3. That is probably the cutest bow hanger I have ever seen! What a great idea, I may have to steal it!

  4. I envision one of these in my future...or maybe two :) Tell Butterfly I love the colors she picked out - looks great :)

  5. That is so cute! Looks like she's proud of her work too! I remember I had a little round mirror that had yarn on it to look like hair and the hair was braided. The bows and barrets went on the braids. I don't know where my mom found it but I loved it. I'm sure Butterfly will have fond memories of her bow holder too. :)

  6. Anonymous3:31 PM

    What a great idea! I seriously just cut lengths of ribbon and nailed them to the wall in Evie's room. That works, but your idea is much cuter! Way to go. :)


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