Tidy up your toddler’s room with this DIY hair bow frame.
Firstborns usually get spoiled. Not just by mom and dad. But grandparents, in-laws, and friends. They’re the firstborn so naturally we all want to give them as many cute outfits, shoes, toys, and books. My firstborn is two-and-a-half years old and Elle’s room is bursting at the seams with stuffed animals, toys, hats, bows, necklaces, day clothes as well as dress up clothes. We teach her to tidy up. But, I think it might be overwhelming Elle as she doesn’t even know where to start when it comes to picking out a toy to play with.
My husband and I finally had enough of holding onto every nostalgic toy that was given to Elle and did a cleanse. We donated old toys, books, and stuffed animals to her day care and all of a sudden we could see more floor space and carpet. This one area that we were constantly battling a disorganized mess was the area that we kept all of Elle’s bows, hair clips, hair ties, and accessories. We hung small fabric storage cubes on the wall that soon became a cluttered mess of hair ties and bows.
Then, one day I got inspired by a DIY show on TV and created a very easy and simple hair bow frame to finally organize all her hair accessories. I took a 16” x 13.5” picture frame, removed the glass and added 10 tiny screw hooks to one horizontal side. This would be where I could hang bows and necklaces. Then I cut (4) 14.5” strips of ribbon, stretched them out length-wise, and hot glued them to the back of the frame. This would be the perfect way to keep all her hair clips organized. By this simple ribbon it made it easy to clip them all in one place. The process takes all of 15-20 minutes, depending on how good of a pro you are with a hot glue gun.
We’ve officially gone one month with Elle’s new bow frame and everything is still organized. In fact, Elle actually likes to play with it by taking all the bows down and then reorganizing the clips on different ribbons and hanging bows on different hooks. Who knew an organized DIY project to declutter her room would turn into a fun activity that keeps her occupied. Now, I just need to figure out a solution for all her outdoor toys, scooters, and push cars.