Monday, November 10, 2008

Time For a Party!

I wanted to join in the fun at Chris' party (are you all tried of me linking to her? I think she's fabulous!) So here is my own little version of something you can make as a Christmas gift that is homemade.

I'm really more gifted at copying ideas but here is something I whipped up on my very own before Lauren was born...after all I needed somewhere to keep all those cute poofy bows!

Ta-DAA!! A Bow Hanger. SOO easy. All you need are:
Wooden plaque (Hobby Lobby $1.99 then use a 40% off coupon! Sweet!)
your choice of paint color and paint brush
large silk flower
3 matching smaller silk flowers
coordinating ribbon (I used grograin, I think it looks better being hot glued)
hot glue gun

Paint wooden plaque. I did three coats. Spray with sealer (matte finish) and let dry.Measure ribbon strips and hot glue them onto front of plaque.
Measure long strips that will be holding the bows. I should've made mine longer but oh well. About 12-18" Hot glue those onto back of the plaque. Turn plaque around and hot glue large flower (or an initial would be cute too) onto front.

Don't you love all this hot glueing - told you it was easy!I found these sweet little wooden flower disks at Roberts...but found that Hobby Lobby sells a bag of round wooden disks (again, use the coupon!) that are cheaper and you can't really tell the difference when done. Paint those, hot glue the small flowers on and then hot glue onto the ribbon ends.

Dan was helpful and added one of those jagged saw looking picture holding thingies on the back. You need something to hang it with! Duh!

See? Did I tell you this was a piece of cake or what? And you have a cute little gift for a baby girl, daughter or neice for seriously folks, less than $10!!!

26 comments:

Valarie said...

This is very very cute!

Cindy said...

Great idea! I love it!

Amber said...

This is such a great idea!

ThriftyDecorChick said...

ADORable. What a great idea. There are so many brilliant women out there, really. This is great.

Chris said...

At first I thought, "She put her baby on here. I'm SOOO not making that!" I love the bow holder, and I've SEEN Lauren's bows--you need it! :) Awesome idea!

Melissa Wertz said...

When DD was young, I bought one. Then turned around and bought stuff to make them for gifts. Good job withh yours. You can get 3 times the clips and bows on it.

Anonymous said...

kris -
great idea. i might have to get busy making some for christmas presents... thanks for stopping by and checking out our blog. btw, i got the cork protectors at lowes over with the picture hanging items. they are little self adhesive tabs.
~nicole

sandra/tx said...

That's very cute. Great idea.

Lorie said...

Very clever! I love it!

Belle (from Life of a...) said...

Nice job...

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

Kris, that is so amazing! I love this idea for a little girl's room. I think I may have to try it...that is, when Nina gets enough hair for me to buy cute barrettes!
Carrie

Jenny and Jared said...

Wow I love that! I think I will have to make one for Lily.

Melissa said...

VERY cute. Nice job and I only wish I was that creative.
Except for boy stuff. You know...they don't really like bows all that much! ;)

Sue said...

This is a great idea. My daughter's teacher has a toddler and I bet she would love this! I am sooooo doing this for her! Thanks so very much for the idea. Oh and our Children's pastor this would work for too.

"The Queen in Residence" said...

That is a great idea and no, keep the idea going. I personally love home-made gifts better, more love when in to them.

Astrid said...

Very cute! If only my girls would actually where their bows...now that would be amazing!

kjtroxel said...

Cute and thrifty! Love it...now I just need a girl to make it for!

"The Queen in Residence" said...

We did our gratitide thurkeys last night (finally) and loved it. Thanks for such a great idea!!!

Susie Harris said...

Oh I love this! Maddy has so many bows that she has worn at birth and till now. She recently told me that bigger girls dont waer bows. What? I know she just didnt say that. What will I do with a million bows... Make one of your cuties... that's what I will do. She will wear bows again. I just know it or hope it. Take care my sweet friend~

Jo said...

This is adorable ~ I'm going to borrow your idea for a few Christmas gift. I use to make bows for my daughter when she was younger. I think I'll add a couple to get them started. Thanks for the fabulous idea!

Jo

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

What an adorable idea, and you could change the color to match kids rooms. I just love it! You did a great job!
Blessings,
Debbie

shay said...

Yours is much cuter than mine....they are SO necessary, aren't they?

Amanda@Imperfectly Beautiful said...

Love it! I have two girls and LOTS of bows, so I'm definitely going to copy you on this one.

At first I thought you were going to say you just whipped up that knitted sweater your baby has on...I'm so glad you didn't!

Thanks for sharing your fabulous idea!

Kim said...

CUTE! Love it!

Angie (Angelica Grace Designs) said...

What a cute idea!
Blessings, Angie Seaman
www.angelicagracedesigns.com/blog/
www.angelicagracedesigns.com

Karyn said...

Gorgeous little girl!