Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Chelsea's Bow Holder

As a little girl with A LOT of hair Chelsea has a daily need for a hair bow or clip. I originally had them housed in a cute little vintage china sugar bowl but there are now too many of them and it was getting hard to see the selection in the bowl. I decided to make a bow holder. I was able to put this together in less than an hour with scraps and bits and bobs I already had on hand. The best kind of project!


I took a small unfinished wood piece (found at Michael's or any craft type store) and glued on some vintage wallpaper. I added a satin flower and some vintage velvet leaves I had purchased a while back at Tinsel Trading. I had quite a bit of the gray gross grain ribbon - interestingly enough I took it from work! An award we order on a yearly basis comes tied up with this ribbon but we do not give the ribbon to the awardee - just the storage box so into my ribbon stash it went and I'm quite glad that it did. I cut a small piece and glued a loop on the back of the wood and then cut three lengths and glued each on the bottom of the wood and viola! Instant bow holder.


Most of these clips came from McClippies, a really great Etsy shop run by two sisters. I also adore this Etsy shop for hair clips. Chelsea will be sporting her chocolate bunny clip on Easter!




McClippies clips have great attention to detail and they each include a non slip surface perfect for soft baby hair.

Here is the full length view of the bow holder. I might have to make another one soon! I don't like to have a lot of visual clutter around so this actually hangs inside her closet where I can easily pluck the daily hair bow to match each outfit.







This is the cute clip that was designed for Chelsea's first birthday. Love the bling!


17 comments:

Lori said...

that has to be the cutest dang collection of clips i have ever seen...i love your solution for sorting them Karla...it's functional, very clever and super cute too!!!

Cape Cod Rambling Rose said...

Oh my gosh, Karla! It is so sweet! You did a BEAUTIFUL job! And your little one has quite the collection of hairbows!!! My little girl pulled hers out all the time (and her hair always became pulled out with them) - so we just used teensy scrunchies instead (and I left them in a little dish). Chelsea's hairbows are the cutest!

Jeanie said...

Oh, Karla, Karla, Karla! Wow! This may be the cutest thing ever! And what a lot of clips she has -- I couldn't decide which I liked most! (I've added to my ribbon stash thanks to press kits that arrive all tied up nicely!)

This really is a fabulous idea -- a Somserset Life one maybe?

Karin said...

Awww...I love it! I often wonder what my house would be like if I had girls. I could see me having a million little hair clips like that!

Dolores said...

Karla, I'm so impressed! What a clever and cute idea. You did a great job!!!
I love the picture of Chelsea and you at the top of your blog.... so precious and pretty!

vintage girl at heart said...

This is sooo sweet and the clips are so cuuuteeeeeeee!!!

Heather ~Pretty Petals said...

oh my goodness Karla! this has got to be the cutest thing ever.

Happy easter to you! xo heather

Manuela@TPOH said...

That is so cute! I wish my girl still wore clippies (the ones you have are so adorable)!

Manuela

Jennifer said...

so smart!!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Sugar Bear,

I love Chelsea's hair clip holder! It's just as adorable as her hair clippies. Looking forward to seeing her special easter bunny clip. :-)

Love ya,
Shelley

urban craft said...

what a showcase piece for the clips. And the clips are cool too.

Alison Gibbs said...

How lucky Chelsea is to have so many gorgeous clips. Great way to store them
Alison

twinkleshabbystar said...

Darling Karla!!! Beautiful job on the bow holder! WOW! I think Chelsea has more bows than Vivian. Aren't they fun to shop for??? :) Hope you had a wonderful Easter! XOXO,Jenn

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

So cute, wish I had a little girl! Thanks for your sweet comments on the shoot! Have a wonderful weekend!
Kristin

Britt- Sparkled Vintage Charm said...

Hi sweetie !! How have you been? Great I hope!! I haven't been visiting any blogs lately(for gosh months now!! lol. Time flies!) I just wanted to drop by and say hi!! Darling post!! Love the bow holder! I hope you have a fabulous weekend!! Huge hugs!!! Britt

The Rose Room said...

Gorgeous!!! gorgeous creation and her clips are so so cute! Rachaelxo

Niesz Vintage Home said...

This is so cute, and clever! I may need to make one for my niece. Her mom can never keep track of her barretts...and I just keep buying her more. LOL

Kimberly

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