Saturday, July 21, 2012

Hanging Bow Organizer

Remember the bows on alligator clips we made last week? Well, the ones my mom and I made are going to make their way into a 14 year old's posession. She obviously needs something to organize them on. So, we decided to give her that, too!

The Finished Product:

Here's What You Will Need:
  • 1 Canvas of any size (we bought 5 for $20 at Michael's and we used a 25% off coupon. Cha Ching!)
  • Approximately 1 yard of fabric in any color
  • Approximately 1 yard of batting 
  • A couple of yards of ribbon in any color or width that you are interested in
  • Staple gun
Let's Get Going:

Disclaimer: we just kind of winged it on this one. There are no real measurements.

1. Lay fabric face down on a large flat surface.
2. Lay batting down on top of the fabric.
3. Lay canvas face down in the center of both the batting and the fabric.
4. Cut the batting and the fabric at the same time around the outside of the canvas, we left about 3.5 inches on all sides.

5. Pull the fabric and batting together tightly around the back of the canvas.
6. Use staple gun to secure fabric to the back of the frame. Note: on the corners we folded the fabric and batting together like a present to keep it from bulging on the front.

7. Optional: Trim fabric on the back if you are a perfectionist like my mom (no one sees the back, fyi.)
8. Where you put the ribbons is up to you, we chose to put them long ways and make the canvas portrait style. You can do it however you want. Either way, secure ribbon to the back of frame with staple gun.

9. Add your hair clips! VOILA!

This project took us about ten minutes from start to finish. We had fabric, batting, the ribbon, and the staple gun at home. If you don't have a staple gun at home, you could use small finishing nails and a hammer. Since we purchased 5 canvases for about $15 (after the discount), each canvas cost approximately $3.

PS. Thanks to my mom for modeling for all of my pictures!

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