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DIY: Bow and Headband Boards

Attention all mommies of little girls, get your glue guns ready! Here’s a quick, easy and inexpensive way to display all those cute headbands and bows. With a few easy steps and materials from your local craft store, you’ll declutter those drawers and display all of your daughter’s beautiful hair accessories.

Materials: white foam board (think middle school science project) cut to size, 1-2 yards of fabric depending on how big you cut your foam board, batting, decorative ribbon and the good old glue gun!

Assembly: Once you cut the board to your desired size, use it as a guide to cut the batting. The batting should be the same size as the board, but the fabric needs to be larger so you have room to wrap it around the sides. I recommend at least 3-4 inches to give you enough wiggle room. Lay the fabric down flat (right side down), then the batting, then the board, and glue away! I like to do the long sides first and then fold up the top and bottom (similar to wrapping a gift). If it looks messy, you can cover the back with your extra fabric.

Ribbons for Clips: If you are making a board for bows or clips, you’ll want to attach ribbon so that the clips have something to grab onto. I like to space mine out every 4″ so I have enough room for larger bows later on. Headband boards don’t need the ribbon since the headband will just wrap around the board itself!

Display: There are so many ways to display these boards. You can hang them on the wall in your daughter’s bathroom or on the back of a door. They make great gifts. A sweet friend of mine made a small headband board (6×8″) for my daughter and gifted it with a few darling headbands on it.

Here’s an example of how many cute hair clips you can fit onto one board. A girl can never have too many hair accessories!

  • Beth_PN

    What a sweet gift this would make!

  • Adele Lamb

    Thanks for this tutorial. I should make one like this. But before that, I need to find all my daughter’s clips and headbands. She just throws them around after use.

  • Gwendolynne

    When I read the title the first time, I missed the word “Boards” and was excitedly expecting a tutorial on how to make headbands and bows. I was browsing through the photos and was surprised to see a square thing. I had to read the title again and everything else you’ve written. =)

  • Diane Mathias

    Cool, So it’s just this simple? My daughter’s hair accessories are just taking so much storage space, and this is a perfect project.

  • Jasmine C.

    This would make a lovely gift for a little girly girl. Of course, you have to toss in a few bows and headbands, too, while you’re at it ;)

  • Sabrina

    With 2 daughters who wear tons of bows and ribbons, we’re always looking for the right size and color matches in a massive clutter. This is such smart project– it will make us feel more organized and it’s pretty to look at.

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