Monday, October 31, 2011
Hair Bow Help!
Happy Monday everyone and Happy Halloween! I still need to pick up some candy today to be ready for all of the little visitors tonight.
I have nothing overly fabulous to share today, just a bit of organization that was very much needed. Although, it feels pretty fabulous to me! This was my problem area: (or at least one of them! Trying to tackle one little spot at a time.)
Emily's bow drawer. It drove me batty to know which one I wanted each morning and spend 5 minutes digging through the pile trying to find it. That 5 minutes is PRECIOUS before school in the morning routine! I'd been wanting to get the majority of them out of the drawer for a while and finally did something about it. This was a 10 minute project that has made all of the difference.
Nothing about this project is new or original, just helpful! I took 3 strips of ribbon, some metal rings left over from curtain ring clips, and 3 flowers. Using a dab of hot glue I folded over the end of the ribbon around a ring and secured it. After pulling the heads of the flowers off of the stem, I glued them to the ribbon, covering the ring so it wouldn't show. I also pulled off the center of the flower and replaced it with a little jewel.
One quick tip: I discovered after these were finished and hanging up that the ribbon wasn't thick (bulky) enough to hold the barrettes and keep them from sliding down. So, I just took another strip of the thinner black ribbon and hot glued it to the back of the one already on the ring (like a ribbon sandwich with hot glue down the middle) and it worked like a charm.
Voila! 3 nails in the wall and we are set up! The hair-fixing process has been so much smoother and quicker since we can readily see our choices, and they don't get all squished in the drawer.
And this is how her drawer looks now. Amazingly it's stayed like this for a few weeks since we cleaned out. A place for everything, and everything in it's place.
Besides getting ready for this evening's festivities, here's what's going on around here today:
And, I'm hoping to have a massive garage sale this weekend, so I'm pulling and pricing.
It's now or never...we need our garage back!