When I was a kid my dad made my brother and I personalized door hangers with our names on them. They were huge bulky pieces of wood with our names in them but I really loved mine and I still have it at my parent house. I wanted to make something similar for my own littles bedrooms but I wanted to keep them lightweight, inexpensive and small.
What you need:
Ribbon – I used a thick textured black ribbon from Walmart
Tin Letters – From Walmart in the craft section
Twine – I already had this roll
Cut your desired length of ribbon and make a simple bow. I used my moms technique of creating two equal loops, cross them over creating a pocket in the front.
Tuck the loop on the bottom through the pocket in the front. Pull tight.
Fluff and adjust your bow a needed. Trim the ends of your bow as desired.
Now that the bow is done it’s time to attach the tin letters to the bow with twine. Cut a length of twine double the length you would like it to hang.
Thread the twine through the back of the bow. I used a tooth pick to help push the twine through the knot and then knot the twine. Tighten and re-fluff your bow if this process crumpled the bow. Thread the letter through. My letter already had a hanging loop on the making this ridiculously easy.
I tucked the twine knot into the bow to hide it.
And that’s it!
To make my son’s letter, I followed the same process except I made the bow smaller and cut the tails right off so it would look like a bow tie. I glued his bow to the bottom of his letter with a dab of Gorilla Glue.
I am happy with how they turned out! They are simple and cute and far out of reach from a certain 4 year old who is obsessed with hers!