So here's what I was talking about in my last post: it's a bow organizer! Made out of a metal hanger!
I wasn't sure if it would make sense to other people...but my husband liked it. :o) Then again, I could cut a whole in a paper bag and he would act impressed. :o)
I've been obsessed with kites for the last year. (Have I mentioned that?) And I knew a kite would make a cute bow organizer, because, you know, the bows on the kite string...it's like a real kite! Get it? I just hadn't thought about how I was going to do it...
And the other day as I was about to get rid of some metal hangers (but still holding on to them, knowing there was surely something I could make out of them) I realized that if you bend it a little, it's almost a kite shape! So the idea was finally realized. Yay. :O) And I really like how it turned out! It feels really vintage, which I love.
You want to try making one? All you need is a hanger, a spool of ribbon and a scrap of fabric!
- First, bend your hanger like this, straightening out the hook:
- Then cut your fabric about half an inch larger than your "kite" frame and glue it around the back, stretching it taught.
- Cut a couple of strips of ribbon to decorate the front of your kite and attach them by gluing all four ends around the back.
- Attach a kite tail by looping a long piece of ribbon through what was the top of the hanger (secure with hot glue) and wrapping an extra piece around a few inches at the top.
All done! Clip some hair bows on and enjoy!
Again, I just love the vintage look of it.
I've always loved vintage children's toys, and I've been noticing that I keep adding more of them to Paige's room. I must be on a kick. But my favorite thing in her room is this musical carousel that my grandma recently passed down to us. It was my great-grandmother's! And it still works, which is a testimony to how well-made toys used to be. (Can you imagine one of our kids' toys lasting that long??)
The only bad thing about this project?
If your daughter has as many hair clips as my girly-girl...you might need to make two. :o)
Hope you have fun with it! Have a great Monday, everyone. :o)