Hairbows are absolutely adorable on little girls. If yours are anything like mine, we have a TON of them and we’re starting to get overrun! Doesn’t hurt that I’m constantly making new ones to add to the collection. We needed to get them under control and this trendy little project did just that!
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I feel pretty comfortable with freehand designs so I scanned Pinterest for flourishes and hearts. It helped to form an idea of what I wanted. I put Shalyn’s name on first in a curly font and then filled the corners with alternating designs. The chalk I used is the Bistro Chalk Marker, found at Wal-Mart, for about $3.99. It doesn’t easily smear after it dries which is a really good thing around kids. In fact, I found out last Christmas with this chalkboard and this marker (when our Elf on the Shelf decided to leave little signs up all over demanding cookies) that if you leave the marker on for a few weeks, a magic eraser is the best way (maybe only way?) to remove ALL of the chalk!
After the chalk dried, I cut five strands of ribbon 16 inches each and hot glued them to the back of the chalkboard. I tied a knot at the end of each one so they wouldn’t slip off, just in case we had a loose bow. You could also go a bit further if you have a lot of headbands, fold the ribbon into a loop and stitch a line across to hold it.
Optionally to finish it off, cut a piece of felt (you could also use a pretty fabric) to fit the back. Apply a thin line of hot glue around the edge, then press the fabric firmly to hide the ribbon ends. I cut the twine hanger off the top and fed an inch piece of ribbon through the same holes and knotting the ends on back.
Hairbows are no longer running rampant!
Shalyn’s my step-daughter and she splits time between our house and mom’s, so she received one for each house. When I make her hairbows, I finally also started duplicating them so she could have one at each house. I have made some for Sabrina, but at 21 she’s not really excited about them, for some odd reason! Every once in a while, I can get her to wear a plain one. Or on days we’re watching Alabama football *ROLL TIDE*!
Anyway, it definitely helped us corral them all and makes it a lot easier to find the one she wants quickly. Hopefully you’ll find that it’s also a great way for you to get your little one’s hair accessories under control!
Keep creating! I know I will.
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