• Crystal

Easy DIY Hair Bow Holder to Organize Your Dog's Hair Bows

Updated: May 1

I know many of you are like me and have, shall we say, a "few" hair bows for that special little girl in your life (whether that be your daughter, or, in my case, Bailey, a Yorkshire Terrier). Bailey has a ton of bows, and keeping them organized can be difficult. Recently, I was re-organizing the bows on Bailey's hair bow holder and realized I either needed to slow down on the bow buying (wait...what am I saying?), or find a better organization solution. As I have no desire to stop buying bows for Bailey (a girl can never have too many bows, right?), I decided to find another storage solution.

Currently, Bailey's bows are kept on a macrame cord wall hanger that I purchased form a home decor store several years ago.

A wall decor hair bow hangar

I absolutely love the look of this craft hair bow hanger and decided that, instead of buying another one, I would take on the challenge of making my own hair bow holder as an afternoon DIY project. This would allow me to not only ensure my new hair bow holder matched my existing home decor, but would also provide additional growing room for my little girl's hair bow collection.

Here is how I did it.

DIY Steps: How to Make a Hair Bow Holder

Step 1: Gather your Materials

For this DIY home decor craft, you will need the following materials:

  • Cotton Craft Cord, 50-75 feet and 8 mm thick (i.e., macrame cord)*

  • 1 Wooden Rod, 15 - 20 inches long and 1.5 - 2 inches in diameter

  • Silk flowers or other items to decorate the top rod

  • Scissors

  • Measuring Tape

  • Glue Gun

*Note regarding the Cotton Craft Cord: Depending on the desired length and width of your hair bow holder, you may need more or less cord. Also, you may opt for a skinnier craft cord (less than the 8 mm I used in this project) depending on the size of your particular barrettes and/or alligator clips. I use alligator clips for Bailey's hair bows, so this size works for me, but I recommend a skinnier craft cord if you are planning to use this for small French barrettes. Test it out and ensure your hair bows will fasten to the cord before assembling your hair bow holder.

For more detail on starting this project and the materials I selected, watch the video below.

Wooden rod, silk flowers, craft cord, scissors, and hot glue gun

Step 2: Cut the Craft Cord into 15 Strips

For this project, I cut out 15 strands of cord ranging from 3 to 4 feet (36 - 48 inches). See my video below for more information on cutting the cord.

Step 3: Attach Each Cord to Your Wooden Rod

The cord I selected is made up of three intertwined cords. To attach the cord to the top of the rod:

  • Measure the cord from the top down to 7 inches and mark the 7 inch spot.

  • Tie a knot in the cord at the 7 inch mark.*

  • Unwind the three intertwined cords from the top down to the 7 inch mark where your knot is located.

  • Take your wooden rod and center the knot at the base of your rod.

  • Take two of the three cords you just unwound and wrap around the back of the rod.

  • Take the remaining cord and wrap it around the front of the rod.

  • Knot the three cords together at the top of the rod.

*Note: This is a knot that will sit at the base of your wooden rod. It is important to have a knot at the base of the rod to prevent your cord from unwinding further in the future. Depending on the width of your rod, however, you may not need to create a knot as far down as I did for this project.