Sunday, March 14

Monkey Hairbow Holder

Last Summer I came across this cute little barrette holder while at a local craft fair.  It had a little monkey - perfect for my little monkey - and was the solution for our ever-growing hair bow selection.  At only a few dollars, I scooped one up.  Then not long ago I was exploring the aisles of Michael's and, lo and behold, came across the same little monkey figure as was on my daughter's bow holder.  I realized exactly how easy that little holder was.

Given my obsession with barrettes for my daughter's pigtails, I've been running out of space for hair bows.  So, I decided to make a little partner monkey to go along with our current one.  The result... two little monkeys hanging on the wall.  (The one with the yellow ribbon is the original.  The one with the pink ribbon and flower is the new one.)

The instructions are really simple.  I was able to do this in less than an hour while watching a movie with my husband.

  • Wooden Figure
  • Thicker Ribbon for holding barrettes (go for something with texture so that the barrettes can hold)
  • Thinner Ribbon for loop
  • Felt, preferably a neutral color that matches the wooden figure
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Scissors
(NOTE:  I'm trying a different way of posting instructions.  Let me know what you think.)

Once you hot glue the flower and button on, you are done.

Now just hang it up and admire your work.

And if you are wondering, yes the barrettes are arranged by color, with all the holiday bows at the end.  Have I mentioned that I have issues?

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Kaysi said...

those are super cute. I LOVE monkeys and would love some for me... too bad I don't have any clips :)

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The Persimmon Perch said...

Very cute. Your daughter must be older; mine would pull them down in a heartbeat...but a great idea when she gets older. Thanks for sharing with Made it Monday! Jules

Katie said...

Just Darling!

CJ {Pink Tea} said...

Thanks everyone! I'm glad you enjoyed.

Jules: She's 2 1/2. I started putting her hair in pigtails when she was 18 months. My husband laughed because she took them down constantly. Thankfully she's gotten used to them now and leaves them alone... but only then they are pigtails or a ponytail. If I leave her hair down, the barrettes come out immediately.

Upstatemomof3 said...

Oh how cute!! IT looks so sweet with all of those hairbows hanging off of it. I adore this. Although, what I really want to know is where do you get those beautiful bows in the first place. :)

CJ {Pink Tea} said...

I almost listed the source of all the barrettes in the picture when I originally posted.

Most of the korker bows are from Gymboree, but I am working on making my own (the yellow and white and the redskins). I'm hoping to post a tutorial for the yellow ones later in the week.

I've made all the felt barrettes. And the holiday ones have all been made by a woman in my Sunday School class. The others have come from various sources, such as local festivals and craft events.

Bobbie said...

that is just darling! I would love for you to link up to check me out saturdays

The link is still open from last saturday :)

fawnda said...

very cute! I love the monkeys! : )

Jessica Hills said...

That is a great idea! Come stop by my Favorite Things Friday Party if you would like to join in!

Kelley said...

so cute... love the monkey...

have a great day~

Eos Mom said...

LOVE it!

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