Bow Board – {How to}

How to make a bow board!thrift shop finds

I found this beauty at goodwill on DOLLAR day! Yup that’s right ONE dollar! I couldn’t believe it hadn’t been snatched up already. The picture was NOT my style, but I loved the detail on the frame. I knew with a little spray paint magic it would be perfect.

p.s. Sorry the lighting is bad, I took these at night.

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Can you believe 1 dollar for this beauty?! It’s been forever since I’ve been to goodwill, but now I’m getting anxious to go.

Bow board tutorial:

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Okay onto the tutorial…

First things first in making your bow board. Find a large frame and remove the picture and cardboard. Keep the cardboard. That will be your backing. Then give the frame a few coats of spray paint.

Next you will need to find some cotton batting that will cover the entire cardboard.  I think I doubled the batting if I remember right. Then you will fold the batting over the cardboard and hot glue it down. Trim off any excess batting to remove bulk.

amy butler fabric

Next you will need to buy enough fabric to cover  the entire board. Btw I LOOVEE this fabric.


You will begin by folding the fabric over the cardboard and hot gluing it down.


When you get to the corners, make a diagonal cut.


Then fold in the other side and glue. Once your fabric is all glued down you’ll need to start gathering some ribbon.

how to make a hair bow

Measure and cut your ribbon accordingly and then glue on the back side of the cardboard.


I placed velcro dots on the ric rac to hang my velcro flowers. I make most of my flowers and place a velcro dot on the back of them, so I can interchange them. Go here for more details.


LOVE it!

hair flowers

The perfect place to hold all your hair accessories!

distressed knob

I also found this at goodwill for a dollar and thought it would be perfect to hang headbands. All I did was spray paint it blue and then distressed the edges a little. I’ve also seen these at crafts stores for 3 or 4 bucks. So with a coupon only 2 bucks. Not bad!

hair bows

Oh how I love having a little girl. They are so fun! :)

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hair clips

So what do you think?!


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Much better… perfect for all my little girls hair bows and hair clips! Got to love all the frill!

**UPDATE: To see more from the nursery click here.**

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Jamielyn Nye

Lifestyle expert, Pinterest tastemaker and blogger at Jamielyn aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. When she’s not creating, Jamielyn loves to chase her two little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.