If you’re drowning in a sea of hair bows that seem to be multiplying in your kiddo’s room, we’re coming in strong with simple DIY to get those ribbons rounded up tout suite.

Supremely clever and crafty mums have been whipping up simple DIY hair bow holders, or bow drops for under $10, using items from Kmart.

Casey shared her creation in the Kmart Home & Decor Hacks Australia group, after being inspired by another mum. “I have been wanting a bow holder for ages but never found something I absolutely loved and suited the room decor.

How to make a bow holder


“I decided to make two holders, because we all know the collection is going to grow! And I went with tiered lengths as I wouldn’t have been able to cope with even lengths being uneven. I also used the pink macrame cord to match the bedroom rather than the natural cord. All up for 2 bow holders – $18.”

How to make a bow drop

If you’re keen to make your own bow holder, here’s what you need:

DIY Kmart Bow Holder

Thread the beads through a doubled up length of cord and then attach each length to the rainbow. Easy Peasy!

Casey has a tip for anyone making their own bow drop: “The macrame cord frays really easy and is difficult to get through the holes in the wooden beads. By the second holder I figured out the best technique. Put two ends of the rope together and wrap in sticky tape to bind the ends together. Feed it through the bead and then cut the sticky tape off. Give yourself extra rope length to play with!”

How do you store hair bows at your place?

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  • love this idea!


  • This is gorgeous and would make a great school holiday activity.


  • What a brilliant and unique idea for a Christmas gift for someone special I know. Thanks for sharing it.


  • Very cute. I bought a cheap corkboard, stapled pretty ribbon criss-cross over it and pined the slides, clips and bows to that.


  • What a cute idea! Clever indeed.


  • This is such a cute and easy idea.


  • Very clever. Not something I would make – I’m not very artistic anyway but looks super.


  • I’m not much of a bow mum but I’ll keep this in mind as my little girl gets older


  • Very cute indeed. I just used a dream catcher to hang my daughters bows.


  • This is so cute, clever and fantastic. And it could also be used to hang my necklaces.


  • What a brilliant idea! This looks great and it’s organised. My daughter has a box she made which they are kept in!


  • Absolutely love this idea! So neat and tidy, plus it looks cute!


  • Oh this is such a cute idea!!


  • What a clever idea, this would be perfect in my step-daughters room when i revamp it soon.


  • This is a really clever idea – thanks.


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