All these crafts I'm attempting lately, you'd think I was nesting, waiting for the arrival of another baby! (Just in case you're hoping this is true...NOPE!). I don't know what it is...having so much quiet free time this summer, longing for products from home and getting overly excited when I find SOME here, or just being a total homemaker (wow, never used that word to describe myself), but I've gone fabric and ribbon nuts!
It all started about two weeks ago when I picked up a roll of paper towels and thought, hmmmm, this would be the perfect size to hold all my girls headbands! Sure enough, I started placing their headbands on the nice cushy paper towel roll, and they fit perfectly. All I needed was some fabric to make it pretty!
From there, I went to a friend who makes beautiful hair bows, and I finally learned how to make them myself! That day, we made 12 hair bows for my girls...at a fraction of the cost in the stores.
|Some of the bows I made...fun!
Well, I was now hooked on ribbon and fabric! What else could I make??? I started thinking cheap wall art to coordinate with the kids rooms. And there it was...I would make a memo board, using coordinating fabric to the room, and the memo board would turn into their dream board.
|My son's memo/dream board
Next, I needed a nice place to hang all those bows I'd made, and all the ones we've collected over the years. So...I made bow holders for each room.
|Ellison's bow holder made on canvas with different types of ribbon.
Lastly...I had all this left over ribbon of different sizes, textures, and lengths...what would I do with it? Throw it away? NOOOOO! Using a wire hanger, I made one more piece of coordinating wall art...ribbon monograms! I now had beautiful pieces of "wall art" for each of the girls' rooms, all made with very simple supplies.
|The "E" made from a wire hanger and scraps of ribbon
I thought about doing the step-by-step directions for each item, but then I thought I'd just send you on your way to check out the tutorials on other sites explained much better than I would! Of all the ones I searched, I found these to be the most informative and cute! So, take a look at how to make these adorable ideas for your little girl's (or boy's) room the next time you're feeling crafty!
*I did not paint mine as I didn't want to room too busy.
*I used a roll of paper towels as I liked the softness of it.
*I used a blank canvas and did not use batting.
*If you want the real templates for his, buy from Nobownogo.com