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If you have little girls in your home, you know just how quickly hair bows get accumulated. Piles of hair bows everywhere! On the bathroom counter, on top of dressers, thrown in a drawer and become a tangled mess before you know it. I created this simple DIY wooden hair bow holder to organize my little one’s hair bows. I love the rustic look of this one and it helps to keep her hairbows organized. It will hold headbands and clip in hairbows.
How to Make DIY Hair Bow Holder
Supplies you will need:
- 1x8x24 piece of common board. ( I bought a 6-foot board at my local home depot and had them cut it into 3 equal pieces for me)
- Small can of Minwax Dark Walnut Stain
- Stencil (I make mine with my Silhouette Cameo using cheap shelf paper I found at Walmart)
- Press’n Seal for transfer paper
- Mod Podge
- Acrylic Paint
- Makeup wedges
- Glass Pint size Mason Jar
- Rust-Oleum Spray Paint and Primer in One
- Small white cup hooks
- Small D-Rings Hangers
- 4inch Worm Clamp
- Jute Craft Cord
Tools you will need:
- Hot glue gun
I stain my board by applying the stain with a sponge brush and then removing the excess with some paper towels.
Allow the stain to dry the recommended time on the container for best results. I usually stain one day and then do the rest the next day.
While the stain is drying, I made a stencil of my daughter’s name on my Silhouette Cameo. I found it more cost effective to use the cheap, light brown roll of shelf paper that I found in the kitchen section at Walmart to make my stencils. It works great! Better than spending lots of money on vinyl that I will just be tossing in the trash after I use it.
When using a stencil cut out from vinyl, or in my case shelf paper, you need to have a transfer paper to transfer the design properly to whatever you are making. Again I found it is more cost effective to use Glad Press’n Seal for this. Sounds crazy, but it works for me and saves me some money! 😊
Make sure you use something such as a credit card with a smooth straight edge to make sure the Press’n Seal adheres to the stencil well. When you have the Press’n Seal placed and adhered to the stencil, you are then ready to peel the back off the shelf paper and place it on your piece of wood.
Again, take the credit card and rub and press the stencil on the wood. Then carefully and slowly remove the Press’n Seal.
To prevent the paint from bleeding in the wood or slipping up under the stencil, I put a light coat of mod podge over the stencil using a makeup wedge. The creates a seal that will not allow the paint to bleed. When the Mod Podge is completely dried, you may then paint.
This is where you need to take your time and have great patience. I paint the stencil using a makeup wedge and dabbing VERY light coats of paint at a time. Remember to dab not brush the paint on. Dabbing is another step to help prevent bleeding of the paint. Sometimes brushing will push the paint under the stencil and you will not have the clean crisp lines. I usually do about 3-4 light coats over my stencil.
Once you have the desired amount of paint, then let it semi-dry and then slowly pull the stencil off. You should have a clean crisp design.
Next, I spray paint my glass jar. I usually do 2-3 light coats on the jar.
While the jar is drying I attach the small cup hooks on the bottom. I place one directly in the middle and then place one on each side at 5 ½ inches apart.
I place a D-Ring in each upper corner of the back of the board to attach some jute cord for hanging.
Now turn the board back over and attach the worm clamp to the front using a small screw. Tip: I take a screw from one of the left-over D-Rings. To insert the screw in the worm clamp, I first take a flat head screwdriver and insert it into the second to the last opening in the clamp. Then pry the opening wider so the screw will fit. Now screw the clamp onto the wood. Just to give you an idea, I usually place the clamp directly in between the edge of my lettering and the edge of the end of the board. And also, the middle from top to bottom. I just eyeball it…lol. Whatever you prefer. Then add the jar to the clamp and tighten.