DIY bow holder…

Amber’s bow collection is getting tad out of hand and desperately needed more storage. I’d made her one bow holder in the past and it’s so easy, and keeps clips looking pretty I thought I’d do a quick blog tutorial…

First off find a frame you like the look of, I found this frame in a charity shop for just £10. You will also need; ribbons, fabric to cover the backboard, cellotape and a glue gun.

Start by taking the frame apart, discard the glass and the picture as you won’t need them for this make.

Cover the backboard in your chosen fabric. I went with neon pink lace to match the cushions and toy sack made from this already in her room.

Next glue your ribbons to the back of the board, leaving them unglued at the front so that the bows can be pinned on. I went with mismatched ribbons as I was raiding my left over box to keep costs down, but Amber’s room is so eclectic it will work. I spaced the ribbons unevenly as some will hold big bows some small bows.

Put the frame back together and voila…

Amber’s bows mainly come from Little Lovelies by Jo-Anna, but we also have some pretties here from Pom & Minnie and Supercute Hairbows.

The neon pink looks a lot brighter on the cushion and ribbon than on the bow holder but in real-life it all matches perfectly. The ultimate pink princess room!

I had to pack the bows in tighter to get them all on, I’d better be on the hunt for another frame or ban myself from buying any more bows! I don’t think Amber will be short of hair accessories for a while, these gorgeous crowns by Aurora Fawn are to die for and a special mention has to go to Far Far Away for her cute fairy door, this was key in helping bribe Amber to sleep in her own bed!

Click here to have a look at the DIY Lace Dreamcatcher Wall Art which is still my favourite part of Amber’s room. I hope she never gets bored of them!

DIY simplest baby mobile ever…

I’ve finally completed Jasper’s bedroom area, finishing off with a really simple mobile. He is pretty excited by it, I’m not sure it’s going to help him sleep though!

I started off with a cheap mobile base which I found on eBay and a copper ring, the kind you can make dream catchers from. I then simply tied and sewed ribbons to attach to the mobile and then again ribbons to hang downwards. I didn’t fill the ring as I like the base metal colour and I quite like the messy, untidy look.

I may need to shorten some of the ribbons as he’s able to grab, but at the moment Jasper us enjoying letting the ribbons run through his fingers.

Beauty and the Beast Rose DIY… 

One of my lovely old neighbours had made this for his little girl and I was in love, such a simple idea but for a Beauty and the Beast mad Amber I’m hoping this present will go down well! 

You will need:

  • Glass dome
  • 2 fake red roses 
  • LED wired lights 
  • Super glue 
  • Drill

First off peal back the petals on one of your roses and start winding the LED lights around, work the lights through the layers of petals until you reach the final layer. Then work the lights down the stem. 

Take your other rose and peal the leaves off and using the super glue cover the lights and wires to create a green stem again. 

Drill a hole in the bottom of your base and position the rose, bend the rose to shape and glue in place.

Cover the wires with strategically placed leaves and petals, sprinkling a couple more for good measure, again glue in place. 

You could also thread the wire through the drilled hole before winding round the rose, you’d need to then make a groove on the base for the wire to run underneath so the dome sits steadily. I decided against it as I wanted petals on the base anyway. 

Voila a pretty replica… 

I cannot wait to give this to Amber, this years presents are a tad Disney mad with all the gorgeous bits I’ve nabbed in Primark. Let me know if you give this a go, I’d love to see!