diy bow holder

DIY Bow Holder

This is a sponsored post but all opinions and ideas are my own.

I have learned something about being the mom of a girl, you can never have too many bows. Because that is true, you also can never have too many bow holders! Check out this fun take on the traditional bow holder!

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If you remember, last week you also saw a fun project with foam heads on my blog and there is a reason for that! I am working with FloraCraft® this month for their  Creative Blogger Blitz and the challenge was their Styrofoam heads! Now, most of us bloggers thought we were going to get just one, so we were all pretty surprised to get a box full of our heads on our doorsteps! Make sure to check out the fun Halloween project from last week, but let’s get started on this project as well! I took one of the female heads and wanted to cut it in half so I used the awesome FloraCraft® foam cutter that I already had on hand from my DIY Height Chart I did a couple months ago. The important thing to remember with this is to let it do the work, don’t force the heat cutter. If you would like to make one of these right along with me then you should make your way to Michaels or Joanns to pick up your own foam head!

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Once I had made some progress, I started to pull off some of the larger chunks.

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After creating a pretty flat surface, I was ready to cover the front with a fun tissue paper. I first covered the whole thing with  Mod Podge.

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Then I laid the piece of tissue paper on the top and smoothed it out from the eyes and nose out.

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After it had dried, I trimmed the edge and hot glued the whole thing to a frame with some tissue paper covered foam core in the back.

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The only thing missing from here was some hair to clip all the bows to, I grabbed some left over white yarn from the wig I made for Avery’s Halloween costume and cut a handful of pieces to around a yard. After that I trimmed the ends and tied a piece of yarn loosely around the middle to hold it together but also act as a ‘part’ in the hair.

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Just a couple of dabs of hot glue on the top and along the sides, and the yarn sits securely on top!

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Super fun and very fitting since Avery has been obsessed with these heads since they arrived! If you are looking for some equally as fabulous bows to go on your new bow holder, then you should check out my video tutorial for DIY Diamond bows using FloraCraft Design It:® Simple Style Diamond Wrap below!

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2 Responses to DIY Bow Holder

  1. Sharon October 29, 2014 at 11:51 am #

    What a fun idea! I love the tissue paper you used — so pretty. And what little girl wouldn’t love a blingy bow? Thanks so much!

    • October 30, 2014 at 7:16 am #

      Thanks! It was just in the gift wrap section!