October 24, 2011

Kite Bow Organizer Tutorial

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)

Love,
Disney

47 comments:

  1. what a great idea! My husband has his work uniforms cleaned by a company, and every week he comes home with new hangers. We always have a surplus of hangers, and always need more uses for them. Thanks for this idea, I love it. And it turned out super cute too!

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  2. LOVE this idea Disney!!!! Will be my next project for Lillie's room...or maybe Lola's.

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  3. Love it, I also love carousels. I bought two at the thrift store and I beside myself with excitement when the guys working there said I could have both for $10. They work beautifully.

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  4. Another project for your wire hangers... have you seen those flip flop hangers ?! i think you just snip the bottom in the middle, and curl them outwards & hang your flip flops :)

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  5. here.. i found the link for you :)
    http://kraftieguru.blogspot.com/2011/04/shoe-hangersfor-your-flip-flops.html

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  6. That is so cute! I love it, more than just a square or letter ribbon holder. Wish I'd seen it before I made a plain square one! But this requires no purchasing so I might make another! Thanks for sharing!

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  7. that is so cute! I love this idea. YOu always have great ones. Thanks for sharing you creativity with the rest of us. : )

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  8. i don't know what i like best about this post! theres so much to love :D i'm your newest faithful follower from studiousstitch.blogspot.com and have spent a wee while lost within your past posts!

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  9. What a cute idea! And love the vintage carousel :) So cool!

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  10. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [25 Oct 02:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

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  11. love this idea, looks fab on the wall! I am your newest follower btw! x

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  12. ummm, HELLO????? when did paige get so grown up looking??? it happens so fast!!!!

    <3 iralee

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  13. What a great idea !!!! thanks for the tut.

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  14. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [26 Oct 02:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

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  15. I hope you don't take this the wrong way or that I'm overstepping the boundaries, but I just want to say that you're hottt! Your husband is one lucky man. Yeah you're beautiful!

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  16. Haha, ok "Frederic". (Dear husband: when leaving comments on my blog under assumed names, please remember that I don't moderate them first!) :o)

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  17. SOOOOO cute! What a fabulous idea...I love it! "Frederic's" comment is also hilarious... Xo, Katie

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  18. That's such an easy DIY! WOW...with as many clips my daughter has, I am sure I can benefit from this! I also just love that you have so many well kept vintage items for her to have...beautiful!

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  19. This is so adorable, I just love it! I know what I'm making a few babies for Christmas this year!

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  20. OH MY GOODNESS!!! I am going to use this idea for my new privacy fence going up!! I just started a new job and I found a whole ton of hangers.....Thankfully I didn't get to throw them out yet!!! EKKKK! I am so happy!!!

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  21. Hello Disney and Paige,

    Thank you for your beautiful blog and all your great ideas that we try at our house! we are happy you are back form your "blogging break". We know it is coming into winter there but we are turning warm here in summer and have just launched our girls clothing line and would love you to have a little look if you get a chance. Thanks for all your hard work here and take good care.
    Steph(36), Charlotte(5) and Iris(3)
    handmaderedhen@bigcartel.com

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  22. What a darling idea to hold all those precious bows.... and to decorate a little wall space! And your daughter is precious. Love here up they grow up so fast!
    Thanks for joining my French Basketeer giveaway!
    On a curious note, is your last name Pratt? Saw it on your profile. So is mine! Great Strong English/Scottish name!
    Yvonne

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  23. Miss you! Are you coming back soon? No pressure, but I really enjoy your sweet posts!

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  24. You're brilliant! We saw it FIRST here! So cute.

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  25. Hi Disney,

    I'm not sure if you accept blog awards, but if you do, there are two little somethings waiting for you on my blog (Julia's Journal). :)

    I just love your ideas! I'm always inspired when I visit your blog.

    Have a blessed day!
    Julia

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  26. Fabulous ideas. Your blo is amazing I really enjoy it.

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  27. What an adorable idea!! your blog is just so sweet!!:)

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  28. Great project but where is Disney? Please post so your followers know you are with us ;-)

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  29. I think this is one of the best ideas I've seen in a long time. Bookmarking this one to use in future. Thanks!

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  30. Hhmm...hope u are ok...keeping checking for a new post :)

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  31. I made one following your idea, just a little bit differently, and my 5yo daughter loves it so much. She has all of her bows hanging on it now and she is so proud of it.
    Now I'm waiting for more!!

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  32. disney, please give me a voice... ı am worry about you. I hope that you are ok....
    I checked up your blog every day!

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  33. This is so beautiful! Such a fun idea. Thanks for sharing it.

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  34. Super cute and easy! Question: did you make the felt bows that are on the kite? If so, could you send or post a little tutorial on how to make all those cute bows that are on the kite?! Love them!

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  35. Yes! You can find the bow tutorial here: http://www.rufflesandstuff.com/2011/09/simple-projects-week-bows.html

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