I knew way back when I was pregnant with Hollis that some day we would be up to our eyeballs in hair bows. I just had no idea that it would start so early…like while she was still in my belly! Lately I feel like I’m drowning in baby girl headbands…which is probably the most adorable way to drown. It amazes me how many people can mistake a baby dressed in all pink as a boy unless she has a headband on her little dome. I’m constantly digging around in Hollis’ dresser drawer, diaper bag, car, etc. for her headbands and usually don’t even find the one I want.
I decided something MUST be done about this problem (first world problems, am I right?!). I started rummaging through my craft supplies to see what I could come up with. I knew I wanted something that hangs on the wall, out of the way where I can see all of her headbands at once. I immediately found a wooden plaque that I remember getting at JoAnn’s, but I can’t remember what for. And of course I grabbed my trusty can of gold spray paint.
Here’s my wooden plaque. For a second I thought about leaving it just wood because I liked the look, but I decided it needed the gold spray paint to glam it up a little bit. I didn’t want it all gold though, a little gold goes a long way, so I taped off where I wanted the wood to show.
I wanted some fun, girly knobs to put on it to hang the headbands from so I had to plan a trip to Hobby Lobby (oh, darn). I was overwhelmed with their selection of decorative knobs. I could have spent hours looking at them. I fell in love with about 20 of them, but sadly, I only needed three for this project. My wheels are spinning trying to come up with more projects that require knobs/hooks.
I just eyeballed where I wanted to put the knobs and marked them with a sharpie.
The only problem I encountered was that the screws to the knobs were way too long for the wood plaque I was using. I had to call in reinforcements aka the hubby. He used a spade bit so the bolts in the back of the plaque would sink in farther and then cut the excess off with a saw. I wanted the back to be nice and flat so that it will hang flush to the wall and not scratch things up.
I also had to attach something to hang it up with. I bought these little guys at Wal-Mart in the picture hanging section of the hardware isle for a whopping .97 cents. I went ahead and attached two (there are six in the pack I got) so that I could hang it horizontally or vertically in case we use it for something else some day. It’s so not like me to think ahead like that, but I’m sure my future self will appreciate it.
Here is the final product. I think I’m going to add a few strands of ribbon to the bottom so that I can clip her little barrettes to it too. Then we can always remove them later if we want to use it for something else.
This project has me super excited for Hollis’ room. I thought I knew what I was going to do in there, but now I’m rethinking EVERYTHING. I can’t wait to finish up the bathroom and entry way so I can get started in there!