Ahhh….bows and little girls. They go together like peanut butter and jelly. Peas and carrots.
Chocolate and strawberries. Me and chocolate and strawberries. Me and chocolate and strawberries and ice cream.
Me and chocolate and….Ahem…I digress.
I vividly remember my heart beating faster when I put a bow on my daughter’s head for the first time. Granted they were the headband bows but still…every ounce of femininity in me was thrilled that I had this precious creature to dress up to my heart’s content.
Can’t you just tell how thrilled she was about it?
I loved finding just the right bows for each occasion and when she finally had enough hair to graduate from headband bows to the real deal, the doors of possibilities flung wide open!
And then, there came the day when there was even more hair! Which of course meant, curly bows entered the picture. Oh, the sweetness! My heart hurts looking at these pictures!
Her fine, wispy hair has been a challenge at times but at every turn, those bows have come to the rescue!
But, those bows had started taking over! And I was spending WAY too much time every morning digging through them to find just the right one for that day.
So, a couple of weeks ago I asked for some Bow Storage Ideas on Facebook and there were some really creative responses! It got my mind racing with possibilities and also helped jog my memory, which frankly needs quite a bit of jogging to get going…like jogging around the block a few times.
I had completely forgotten about some old shutters I had stashed away and after digging one out and giving it a good cleaning, I got to work!
In my mind this falls into the way too easy and simple and kinda embarrassed to even be blogging about it” category!
So, all I did was scrounge up some ribbon (it needs to be a thick ribbon like this grosgrain) and weave it in and out of the slats of the shutter.
I hot glued each end onto the shutter to hold them in place…
…hung it on the wall…
…and clipped the bows onto the ribbon!
I was able to sort them by color which will definitely help our morning routine. As my her collection grows I can always add more rows of ribbon or another shutter for that matter!
I decided to hang it behind the door in the kids’ bathroom so that it was easy to access after combing my daughter’s crazy bed head hair.
It doesn’t get much more simple than that folks! And the best part? Why that it was FREE of course!
Adorable! What a neat idea.
What a great idea! I’m sure that really helps keep them from getting smashed and wrinkled too (if they were put in a drawer). I can’t use this idea, since I have boys though. Ha!
Debra @ Common Ground says
This is such a super cute idea! and your daughter is adorable!
What a cute idea…and very clever! Your daughter is so adorable :o)
Catie @ Catie's Corner says
Cute, cute Vanessa! I love it. I’ll definitely keep that in mind. And I guess I need to buy my daughter more bows. She only has a few, maybe ten. She wears a plaid uniform to school that I keep telling myself I’m going to make bows to match. I think now I HAVE to. haha Thanks for the great idea and the motivation.
SO cute my friend! My daughter’s hair was the same, so fine and wispy, now it is fine but so THICK nothing stays in. Ok, she is almost 14 so she doesn’t let me put bows in anymore. 🙂
Have a wonderful week!!
Lakeshore Cottage Living says
Great idea! Only I have a bow addiction and would probably need like 10 shutters…it’s bad. I do have some shutters in the garage though 😉
My girly girl is approaching her sweet sixteenth, so we are past the bow stage, but I’m trying to figure out how to adapt this great shutter idea to jewelry… will work on that.
In the meantime, here’s a source for some of the most amazing bows I’ve seen — I think you and your fans will love Doodlebug Boutique! https://doodlebug-boutique.com/
Stacy Curran says
Wow, the is ingenious and adorable and would work sooo much better than the bottomless box I have in my daughters closet!
That’s sooooo cute. I remember when my daughter wore bows each and every day. She would call them c…lllll..iiiips. She had a slight stutter when she was very little. She stopped wearing them a few years ago. 🙁 Love your idea for storing them.
Totally ingenious, and cute to boot! Wish I had a girl to play dress up, but all I have is a smelly 19 year old boy, lol. Love him to pieces though and wouldn’t change a thing 🙂
Love the shutter idea! My daughter doesn’t have quite as extensive collection, but we are well on our way! She takes hers out all the time though and they get lost, so I hate spending too much money on them. Do you have that problem?
Where were you and this idea about 10 years ago when my daughters would let me dress them up all cute and girly. Love this idea!
Courtney ~ French Country Cottage says
Very cute Vanessa! 🙂
Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads says
This is such a simple but cute way to organize bows! How clever!
Good Time Charlie says
Such a great idea. Sigh, my girls are years past the bows stage. We had a major collection going when they would wear them. Home made ones, Gymboree ribbons, I loved them all! Really cute display idea. How fun!
Linda@Coastal Charm says
She is a real cutie pie and your shutter holder is just so darn cute. We had so many bows when my girls were little, I always had a bow in their hair. My hubs had a nickname for Haley…BOW HEAD…he thought that was really funny…now don’t let your hubs hear that name:) Thank you for coming to Nifty Thrifty Tuesday…it’s always nice to have you here.
Mindie Hilton says
Such a great way to organize your bows. I would love for you to share at Bacon Time’s Friday-Monday linky.
Libby at PSA Stamp Camp says
This is such a great idea! I love it and can’t wait to try it myself.
ℳartina @ Northern Nesting says
I LOVE this idea Vanessa and such sweet photos of your little sweetie!
classic • casual • home says
When our son was little, he always had crushes on the little girls with big bows in their hair 🙂 Nice work.
Mr. Smith@TheSmithGarage says
what a great idea. My daughter has a “drawer-full” – it might be nice to actually see them so she can choose.
Shabby chic Sandy says
That is adorable!
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