Ballerina Earring and Hair Bow Holder

Ballerina Earring and Hair Bow Holder - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
Hello everyone! I’m Kadie from 7Alive All Livin’ in a Double Wide, and I am over-the-moon-excited for my first Ribbon Retreat tutorial. This one takes a little bit of time, but it’s easy peasy!

What you will need to make your own Hairbow/Earring Holder {I’m adding the colors I used in case you want a purple and white ballerina; however, you can use what ever contrasting colors you would like.} ~

First draw the shape of your ballerina. It’s a good idea to do this on a piece of paper first and then trace it onto your canvas. I free-handed mine, but you could google ballerina and find a shape you like instead.

Ballerina Earring and Hair Bow Holder - The Ribbon Retreat BlogNext cut your ballerina shape out of canvas. Then you are going to add your tulle.

We are going to start with the white tulle, the holes in the craft canvas are tOo small for the tulle so we need to make them a little bigger. This is what the paper hole punch is for. One square from the bottom and two squares from the side, punch out the plastic to make a larger hole.

Cut your tulle about 36 inches long. I added two pieces of white tulle to each hole.

Ballerina Earring and Hair Bow Holder - The Ribbon Retreat Blog

I made my holes for the tulle about 3-4 punched out squares across. When you are adding your tulle it is a little easier if you slightly bend your canvas. Be careful not to catch your tulle on the craft canvas it will snag it and make a hole. { ask me how I know that ;) }

Ballerina Earring and Hair Bow Holder - The Ribbon Retreat BlogAfter the white tulle is added, you are going to thread 5/8 inch double-sided satin ribbon around the other sides. We are going to use the hole punch to make our squares big enough again. When you are going around the curves you should “punch” out the line that will make a large vertical square, when you are going straight make your large squares go horizontal.

Ballerina Earring and Hair Bow Holder - The Ribbon Retreat BlogAfter you have threaded ribbon around the rest of the ballerina shape, you will add purple tulle to every other white tulle group.

In the middle three tulle groups you will add one 36 inch piece each of the white 1 1/2 inch double-sided satin ribbon and the 3/8 inch purple grosgrain ribbon. Pull the ribbons through to the length you would like them and then make a knot in the back of the ribbon.

Ballerina Earring and Hair Bow Holder - The Ribbon Retreat Blog

Make three small bows…they are very simple. Start with 3 inches of both white and purple double satin ribbon. Glue the ends together, glue in half, fold in half {glue}, and fold in half backwards on both sides. Then take an inch and a half of the purple ribbon, glue it to the middle and wrap around the entire bow, gluing the ends to secure it.

If that didn’t make much sense to you I hope these photos will help.

Ballerina Earring and Hair Bow Holder - The Ribbon Retreat BlogMake three bows like that and hot-glue them to the top of where the ribbons come through the holes with the ribbon and tulle.

Take a long piece of the double-sided 1 1/2 inch satin ribbon and hot-glue it to the top of the ballerina shape. You can add a large bow in the middle to make the hanger more secure. Hot glue the shabby flowers over the top of where you glued the ribbon to the ballerina shape.

Now all you have to do is add your earrings and hair bows and hang it on the wall. Super fun and sweet for any little girl.


What a great way to organize and display all of your earrings and bows! This stunning little Ballerina would be a perfect addition to your little dancers room or bathroom. I love the tulle skirt and the little bow accents that make this little Ballerina dainty and so real.

To see more of Kadie’s creations, visit her at 7Alive, All Livin’ In a Double Wide. Kadie has delicious recipes, gorgeous crochet projects and lots, lots more!

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Are you ready to get your bows organized? Grab all of your supplies here at The Ribbon Retreat…we have all of the ribbon, fabric, flowers, embellishments, and much, much more!


Happy Creating & Happy Hair Bow Holders!
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8 Comments

  1. Posted March 5, 2014 at 7:50 am | Permalink

    How cute is that!

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      Posted March 6, 2014 at 8:30 am | Permalink

      Hi Melanie! Thank you so much for your sweet comment! We are so glad you like this fun Ballerina Earring and Hair Bow Holder! Have a wonderful day and thanks for stopping by! Michelle :)

  2. Posted March 6, 2014 at 3:19 pm | Permalink

    This is ADORABLE! I need a little girl in my life to make this for :)

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      Posted March 7, 2014 at 2:28 pm | Permalink

      Hi Meredith! Thank you so much! Hehehehe! Yes, you do and she would LOVE it! Thank you again Meredith! Have a wonderful day! Michelle :)

  3. Posted March 9, 2014 at 9:03 am | Permalink

    I love this, Kadie! My daughter would go nuts for the ballerina look! Soooo sweet!

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      Posted March 10, 2014 at 10:55 am | Permalink

      Hi Tara! Thank you so much for your comment! We are so happy that you love this and hope your daughter will too. Thank you again and have a wonderful day! Michelle :)

  4. Bow Earrings
    Posted August 21, 2014 at 11:54 pm | Permalink

    Hii,
    I Love this embroidery on stuff, Thank you for sharing such Bow Earring stuff. I would Love to buy this collections.
    Have a Charming Day :).

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      Posted August 22, 2014 at 10:03 am | Permalink

      Thank you so much for your comment and for stopping by. Have a great day! Michelle :)

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