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

Updated: Aug 9, 2021

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.