October 27, 2017
This week I got tired of my daughter’s bows getting lost in her sock drawer. It’s like the socks refuse to stay on their side! I’m also always at a lose about what colors she has to match her outfits. So instead of finishing the Vanellope text art I was working on I came up with this instead.
I’m in absolute love with how this turned out, especially since I had no real plan for what I was doing. I literally used leftovers I had in my craft drawers and went from there. If your dying to not pull your hair out anymore looking for bows only you seem to care about, this quick diy only took me maybe an hour (probably could’ve been quicker but Holly wanted to help and who can say no to such a cute face).
- Ribbon (Any color you like)
- Permant contact paper or vinyl
- Thin Canvas (Mine are from Michaels)
- Super glue and/or doubleside tape
First I cut the contact paper/vinyl 2 inches bigger all around then my canvas. So an 8×10 canvas needs a 10×12 piece of contact paper/vinyl. Remove the backing and lay your canvas rough side down on it as center as you can and smooth it out. Make sure you don’t let the edges hanging off stick to your table (or your child). Cut out the corners and fold over the excess to the back of the canvas. Make sure you smooth out any bubbles.
You can do this next part with super glue or double sided tape. Cut a piece longer than the longest side of your canvas then simply glue/tape the ribbon excess to the back. I cute mine 4 inches longer and used doubleside tape and a piece of contact paper which holds fine but in the long run, super glue might be better. Don’t make it too tight! You have to get those bows on there later.
Now hanging this up was a spark of random genius. I had no idea what i was going to do till I saw Holly with an old hanger than was swiftly taken away, much to her displeasure. I cut off the top part of the hanger and super glued it on and it’s probably my favorite part of this. Just make sure it lays flat when you do it. I cut the edges off except the top and it lays perfectly.
Then put your bows on and your done! This works great with alligator clip bows but if you have strap ones I’m sure you can loop them through themselves or use clothes pins. It looks great on the wall and now I can find any bow i want in seconds.