DIY Hair Bow Holder in 3 Simple Steps

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DIY Hair Bow Holder

I’ve channeled my inner artist and I made an adorable DIY Hair Bow Holder in 3 Simple Steps! After gaining some craft confidence by successfully turning my daughter’s baby headbands to hair bows, I now needed a place to put all of her cute hair clips. My kiddo has a lot of hair and although I love to fix her curly hair with pretty hair bows, I don’t love constantly losing them and finding them all over the house. So, I’ve been scoping out hair bow holders. I’ve admired them at craft fairs for $25 and up, but I wanted to make my own masterpiece-one that was personally made with love and less expensive.

Last week, I took a quick trip to the craft store and I came back with some cute and inexpensive materials and a plan (in my head) of  how I was going to make it happen.

 Here’s how I made a DIY Hair Bow Holder in 3 Simple Steps: 

Simple Hair Bow Holder


  • Unfinished Wood Cutout with hanging prong on the back
  • 1.5 inch Unfinished Wooden Initial Letter
  • Three 20 inch long pieces of 3/8 inch ribbon
  • Scissors
  • Ruler/Tape measure
  • Acrylic paint (varying in colors)
  • Paintbrushes (varying in size)
  • Glue gun and glue stick
  • Cup of water
  • Sharpie (optional)

Here’s a closer look at the unfinished wood pieces. I got this flower piece at the craft store for $1 and the “A” in a bag of 3 for $2. After making G her own similar hair bow holder, I made this one as a gift for my new baby cousin.

Kids hair bow holder


1.  I painted  the front, sides, and back of the unfinished wood flower piece.  Then, I painted the front and sides of the wooden initial letter.  I allowed time for each side to dry as I went. When the paint was dry, I used a Sharpie to sign the back with the date and a special message. 

Simple hair bow holder

2. I measured and cut three 20 inch long pieces of the 3/8 inch ribbon.

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3. I used the hot glue gun to glue the ribbon to the back of the wooden flower.  Then, glued on the wooden initial to the front.

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Here’s the finished product!

Make a hair bow holder in 3 easy steps

The result was adorable, functional, and so inexpensive!  If you’re looking for a simple craft for your child’s room or one that makes an adorable gift, give this one a try.  This is also a great craft older kids can make on their own.



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