This weekend I worked on some projects and little details for my girlie's bedroom makeover. I remembered this frame I had painted just the right shade of aqua blue a couple months ago. I loved the color, but didn't know what to do with it, so I put it in the closet. And there it sat until I had a light bulb moment Friday night......to turn it into a hair bow holder. We have oodles of bows and unfortunately they are kept in a gallon size ziploc bag. Yeah...that is pretty pathetic. Now, they can be displayed on something pretty that will also compliment the new colors in the room.
This is what the frame looked like when I bought it for one dollar at a yard sale last year.....U.G.L.Y. I originally painted over the lovely picture with chalkboard paint, then painted and distressed the frame white. It was cute, but eventually I got tired of it and put it away. So, I guess this is it's third life!
I used a scrap of canvas drop cloth, wrapped it up like a present, and added some hot glue to hold it in place.
Then I added two pieces of pink ribbon down the front and hot glued it onto the back.
I popped it back into the frame and it was good to go.
Here it is adorned with all of our bows. Yes...we do have an abundance (this is just a few). After having two boys for so long, it was easy to go overboard when the girls came along!
All the colors and patterns started to make me a little crazy, so I had to take them off and try something else. I used those little swirly metal paper clips from my scrapbooking supplies to attach some pictures of the girls to the ribbon strips. Now I can either use it vertically as a bow holder or flip it this way and turn it into a fun little bulletin board. I love that it can serve dual purposes...way more bang for my buck that way!