DIY Bow Holder

When my first daughter was born I was so excited to go shopping. I love shopping for boys clothes, but there are so many more options out there for girls. Mostly I was excited for the accessories! Bows!! I finally got to buy bows! The funny thing was my oldest daughter didn’t have any hair until she was about 3. Now that I have two girls, our bow collection was growing at a pace that was hard to keep up with for a storage point of view.


I knew I needed to come up with something. Previously we had used a container for bows and clips and a headband hanger like this one to hold my daughters headbands. But, I found that we were using the same 5 bows all the time because they were always out and easy to get to. I wanted to be able to see what we had so I could easily find the perfect match. The solution I came up with is this quick, easy, and cheap DIY Bow Holder. It can be dolled up to look cute or left plain and simple. The best part is it took about a half hour from start to finish and cost less than $10!


You need:

  • Primed MDF board (Mine is 1.5″ x 10 Ft)
  • A couple of packages of mini clothes pins.
  • Hot Glu
  • 2in Wide ribbon

Start by deciding how wide you want your strips of wood, cut as many pieces as you need from your MDF. I picked up my primed strips of MDF at my local hardware store. They were about $5 for the 10 ft piece.


If you want to paint your clothes pin or boards, now is the time to do it! You can even use washi tape along the top of the clothes pin to help jazz it up a little bit.


Hot glue your clothes pins at regular intervals along the MDF strips.

Cut strips of ribbon about 18-24″ and glue to the backs of at least one strip so that they hang down vertically.


Go ahead and hang your boards, I am currently in a rental so we just used Command Strips to hang ours inside of my daughters closet. They can easily be installed behind a bathroom door, or even inside a bathroom cupboard door! They also make great baby shower gifts! Make a row, clip some bows on and you are set with a gift any girl mom will love!


Use the clothes pins to hang headbands, each one can hold one in the clip as well as 1-2 hanging around the clip.

Use your ribbons to clip bows and barrettes up.



Now get to work putting together some amazing outfits for your littles!


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About Aimee

My name is Aimee and I was lucky enough to meet my perfect match at age 15. We were married 6 years later and are parents to the cutest kiddos around. Our oldest son is a cautious, but outgoing, smarty pants with a little sister who has no fear and loves to push all his buttons. They are 19 months apart. Before becoming a stay at home mom I was a second grade teacher, and I loved every minute of it. Now I spend most of my day on the floor building trains, tucking in baby dolls, reading stories, and laughing my guts out with my own kids. I love to spend time with my family, travel, read, watch movies, be outdoors, and eat!


DIY Bow Holder — 21 Comments

  1. ha! i have to share this with my sister who is a bow afficianado! would love for you to visit my blog ( to see progress on our fixer upper. peace to you right where you are. ~michele

  2. I love this, you have definitely motivated me! I made something like this for my jewelry but making this for my daughter would be so much fun.

  3. My Daughter needs something like this. I will have to make one for her this weekend.

  4. This would have been perfect for when my daughter played sports. She had so many different headbands, bows, and hair bows.

  5. First, she is ADORABLE!!!! My nieces to wear bows all the time, and I know it’s always a mess in their bathroom – thanks for this awesome tutorial!

  6. Oh this is such a neat idea! Bows and headbands are always such a mess here! I am going to have to try to make one of these!

  7. I totally steal my daughter’s bows. You are never too old! Having them displayed like this would make both of us very happy.

  8. As the mom of all boys, there is not one hair bow to be found in this house. I would love to make one for my nieces, though :)