I try to be somewhat minimalist in many areas of my life.
Hair bows is not one of those areas of my life.
I have so many hair bows for my four girls and my desire to pare down? Non-existent. (I wrote a post last fall about my favorite places to buy hair bows).
Because I love bows, I get lots of questions about if I use a bow holder or if I have a hair bow organizer.
And the answer is YES!
We have one of those uber-popular IKEA cube bookshelves near our kitchen table and three of the baskets are dedicated to hair things so that I can do the girls’ hair while they eat breakfast.
I have detangler spray, an assortment of brushes, tiny rubber bands, a water spray bottle, gel, and hair spray.
But the main attraction are the hair bows.
I have well over 100 hair bows for the girls (naturally, Bart thinks this is excessive) and I want to keep them looking as nice as I can, plus make them easy to find when I’m ready to use them.
I personally don’t care for the look of those long ribbon bow holders – as much as I love bows, I don’t have any interest in using them as home decor, so I’m glad to have them stored out of sight.
So this bow holder system works well for me.
I’ve bought a couple of sets these fabric boxes from IKEA and they’re the PERFECT size for the cards that hair bows come on.
I always keep my bows stored the cards and then slip the cards back in the plastic sleeve they came in so they don’t get dirty or wrinkled.
These bins are also the perfect size for headbands, so I just stack those at the back of the bin.
And then the front of the bin is perfect for clipping smaller bows or bows I’m not quite ready to put back in
Also, when I get sets of bows, I always keep them together – so my Little Poppy Co bows which come in sets of three stay in those same sets (I also get two sets each month so that I can do pigtails and I keep those sets next to each other in the bin so it’s easy to grab them both).
It’s easy for me to remember what three bows came together and so if I have a set missing a bow, I know what bow I’m missing and can keep an eye out for it.
I’ve been using this bow holder system for a couple of years now and I think I’ve only lost 4 bows in all that time (and three of them, I know exactly where they got lost – school and the Phoenix Children’s Museum respectively).
If you’re looking for a super simple hair bow organizer, give it a try and let me know how it works for your family!
If you liked this post about my bow holder SYSTEM, you might also like these posts:
- 11 easy hairstyles for girls
- My favorite places to buy hair bows
- My favorite places to buy dresses for my girls
Photos by Heather Mildenstein