Cheap storage solution for bows and headbands
Being a girl mom has been treating us well, my husbands wallet…not so much. I’ve built and created quite the bow collection. My obsession with bows, particularly baby bling bows started 2 or so months before her arrival. It all started with the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. Baby bling bows were marked down to a wonderful and unbeatable price, so I ordered my first 5 and from then on, I’ve kind of just fallen into a rabbit hole and I can’t get out lol.
So with all these bows I’ve accumulated in these short months, my little small bow storage quickly filled up. So on an exclusive bow group I’m on on Facebook all the mamas share their bow storage solution. The one that stood out to me was a rod from ikea that goes with coordinating hooks. What I loved about it is that it’s practical, and cheap.
Instead of visibly and proudly displaying the bows in her room, I wanted to put it behind her closet door. Mostly because i don’t want any of our kiddos touching or playing with them easily. Those things are at least $10 each! So once we put the rod behind her closet door, we weren’t able to close the door. The rod was about half an inch too long for the door. Initially I was annoyed because I really wanted it behind her door so I put my thinking cap on and figured something else out.
The same hooks that I bought for the rod are still good and able to be used. I remembered I had some heavy duty double sided tape. I cut little squares no bigger than half an inch, and put it on the back of the hook and stuck it on the back of the door in a straight line.
*if you’re OCD and want super straight lines, I’d get a laser leveler (if you have one. Don’t waste money on one just for bows)
I initially started off with 30 or so hooks, and now I think I’m up to like 50 or 60. What I love about this bow storage solution is that, the bows are safely tucked away. They’re high up, so out of little ones’ reach. And it’s super simple and cheap.
One of the cons are that if you like color coordinating your bows and buy new colors every week, it’s a pain to rearrange. If I need to add one bow in, now I have to move ALL the bows. So I’m literally in her closet rearranging weekly. But if you don’t care about how it looks, this won’t be a problem for you.
Another con, the bows are super close to each other. Like smushed together. Doesn’t bother me that much, because I have to work with what I got. But if you like space in between the bows, this will bother you.
Supplies needed for cheap bow storage:
1. Ikea sunnersta hooks: CLICK HERE
2. Double sided tape: CLICK HERE
If you DO want to use the rod, to put the hooks on instead of double sided tape, this is the rod you would then buy, CLICK HERE
About the bows in the pictures:
If your interested in the bows I use for Laila…we use Baby Bling Bows 96% of the time and are subscribers to their bow subscription(open to new subscribers this March!). If you’re not familiar with that, it’s $19.99 a month for 2 bows a month or $29.99 for 3 bows. With the 19.99 plan, you’ll either get 2 knot bows (1 printed and 1 plain color) or 1 printed bow and 1 skinny bow (on skinny nylon band). And if you’re like me and want it all, you can do the “I Want it all” box, and you’ll get the Skinny, printed knot bow and the plain knot bow. It’s an amazing deal and totally worth it in my opinion, because you get free shipping and exclusive prints! Best part, you are able to skip some months if you’re not 100% sold on the next months’ bow. But if you don’t want to commit to a bow subscription, you can just buy bows without the subscription. They range from $8 to $16! Sounds expensive for just bows, but these are the only bows your little one can wear at 1 day old, and at 4 years old. They are incredibly stretchy and comfortable for your Little ones’ noggin. Sounds like I’m sponsored by them, but I promise I’m not. I’m just a loyal shopper who loves the company and the ladies that run it!