Bella has clips and headbands and ribbons all over the place. While I love them all so much, it became difficult to organize them. I kept them in little boxes and even had a big white box with dividers filled to the brim. That made it easier, but then I saw this fun clip and headband frame craft in a magazine and thought I’d give it a try. It turned out into something fun, that was easy to make and keeps her favorite hair accessory choices on display and easily within reach.
So this is how some of our boxes looked before. We tried to keep her favorites in the smaller boxes so we could grab them easily whenever we were heading out. But then I saw what I thought would be an easier and more fun and attractive alternative.
To make the ribbon frame all you need is a wooden picture frame (at least 8×10 or larger). You can grab these at most department stores. Try to make sure they are made of wood and not plastic though because you’ll need to screw in the hooks underneath. Then choose some nicely designed board as your background. I chose this 250gsm glitter paper. And finally some wire rimmed ribbon (the wire rimmed kind is a bit more sturdy for hold the clips) that is about an inch to two inches in width depending on the size of your clips (mine were mostly Goody clips for girls).
First, calculate how many ribbons will fit in your frame leaving about half an inch in between. Cut the ribbons to the length of the frame (with enough to wrap around back) and wrap them around your cardstock background securing them tightly on the back with packaging tape.
Once that is secure, remove the glass from your frame set it aside (you won’t need it). Secure or glue your cardstock with ribbons on the frame cardboard back (this prevents it from sliding around). Then firmly place it back in the frame.
Lastly, measure how many of your hook screws will fit on the frame’s bottom (for me it was about a dozen). Carefully mark their distance on the panel (so you don’t miscalculate and screw them in too close or too far apart) and then screw them in! Also make sure to screw them in on the bottom side of the frame’s hook so it doesn’t end up upside down.
When you’re done it should look something like this! The screwing in might be a bit tough. Make sure to screw them in straight as they tend to get lopsided. I had the hubby help with that part. Once it’s done you can begin securing your clips onto the ribbons.
And that’s it! You’re done! Super easy. Then you can hang this on the wall near your bedroom mirror or even in the bathroom and you’ve got all your little girl’s clips and ribbons within reach in a fun and fun-to-look-at way!