Bow Holder with Chalkboard and Monogram

Bow Holder with Chalkboard and Monogram
Hi Lil’ Luna fans! I’m Emily from 52 Mantels and I am SO excited to be here today sharing an easy tutorial for a sweet bow holder with monogram and chalkboard! That’s a whole lotta fun in one project, don’t you think??
I’m the momma to one precious girly girl and she has a LOT of bows! This holder made the perfect addition to her aqua, pink and orange bird-themed nursery. But, I also love this project because it would make for a darling and affordable baby gift. I love handmade gifts, don’t you? (I don’t think baby Wesley has any bows, or I would send this to you, Kristyn!) :)

Bow Holder with Monogram & Chalkboard

-unfinished picture frame (in a fun shape!)
-acrylic paint in desired shade
-clear chalkboard coating (I used DecoArt brand)
-2 coordinating scrapbook papers
-stencil set with desired monogram
-glue stick
-paint brush
-pencil or pen
-pretty ribbon in desired length
-match or candle
-hot glue gun
1) Gather supplies
TIP: I like to paint small items on freezer paper because the clean-up is a breeze!
2) Paint your unfinished frame in whatever color you desire. Let it dry for the time specified on paint packaging
TIP: You can also use a ready-made frame in a fun shape or finish!
3) When the frame is totally dry, brush on your chalkboard finish (pay close attention to the directions on the packaging!)
4) Take the frame backing and use it as a template to cut out a piece of scrapbook paper
5) Take coordinating paper and trace your monogram to the back-side of it (remember to flip the monogram when you trace it!)
6) Use a glue stick to attach your cut monogram to the center of the coordinating paper
7) When your frame is completely cured (at least 24 hours), take a piece of chalk and “prime” the chalkboard surface by rubbing chalk over the it. Wipe off with a paper towel and use chalk to write a sweet message
8) Cut two pieces of ribbon to the desired length. Seal unfinished ends by melting them with the heat from a flame. Use your hot glue gun to attach the ribbon to the backside of the frame
9) Hang up bow holder and add your bows!

This was a super easy project to complete and I love how it turned out! It’s practical and pretty.

If you’re interested in seeing more projects from my daughter’s nursery, check out the links below!

Come visit me sometime at 52 Mantels!

52 Mantels is a blog about all things home including occasional mantel makeovers, easy DIY projectsseasonal crafts and simple recipes! I’m blessed to be the stay-at-home mother to one adorable little girl and the lucky wife to an ever-supportive hubby (who puts up with my endless projects!).

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  1. 1

    Thanks so much for having me over today! Hug that cute baby for me :)
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  2. 2

    I love the bow holder!! L;ove the monogram on it!! Super cute!! I’m not for sure that I could be the creative on the design you did in chalk, but it looks fabuluous!! Thanks for the tutorial!!

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