Simple DIY Hair Bow Holder

If you have little girls, you have hair bows.  Since we have two little girls we have LOTS of hair bows.  I wanted a simple way to organize them so I could pick out the bow I wanted easily and so they were easy to store away.  Most of our hair bows have alligator clips.  I made this simple DIY hair bow holder back in 2012 and 8 years later this organizational system is still working so well.
The DIY hair bow holder is a simple project you can tackle in less than an hour with just a few supplies.  Trust me I don’t do a fancy craft project.  It has to be simple and not too complicated.  

What You Will Need – 

Fabric Photo Board (find one here)
Hot Glue Gun
Nail to hang the finished board on


Simple DIY Hair Bow Holder Instructions

I got my fabric photo board at Walmart but you can get one onAmazon here.  I went ahead and got something neutral since the bows would be covering the fabric.   I also got some ribbon that would match the girl’s bedroom.  I cut the full spool of ribbon in half.
I love my glue gun.  Actually, we have a love-hate relationship.  I have the scars to prove it.  However,  I actually started this project with an old cheerleading trick and seared the ends of the ribbon with a lighter to prevent them from fraying.  Literally, just quickly run the end of the ribbon through a lighter.  Don’t linger too long or you will burn it.  
Next, decided which direction you want to hang the board.  My board had brackets to hang it horizontally or vertically.  I chose to hang it vertically because I was going to put it behind my daughter’s bedroom door to hide it.  
After you decide the direction, feed one of the ribbons through the hanging bracket on the back of the board.   Put a few dots of glue on one side and fold the fabric over on itself.  I repeated this with the other piece of ribbon on the other bracket.  Let the glue dry for a while.
DIY hair bow holder ribbon
DIY hair bow holder back
Once, the glue has cooled and dried, tie the other 2 ends together to make a fancy southern girl-type bow on top. 
The best part is organizing all the bows (you all know I love me some organizing).  You can put them in rainbow order or organize as you please.
Bow Holder Circa 2012
easy DIY hair bow holder tutorial
Bow Holder Circa 2020
PSST…these are my favorite hair bows and they are so affordable!!!
The bows might have changed in 8 years but the simple DIY hair bow holder is still a great organization tool.
store diy hair bow holder behind door

Out of Sight Simple Organization

I placed it behind the girl’s door so I don’t have to look at it all the time but it’s right next to their dresser so I can quickly pick a bow in the morning to match an outfit.  Then at the end of the day, we just clip the bow back into place.  Easy peasy! 


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Until next time keep on keeping on with a simple purposeful life!

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