Chicken Wire Hair Bow Holder or Jewelry Holder with Fabric Backing

I’ve finally finished the details to my little girl’s ‘big girl’ room. So far, I’ve created a ‘SISTER’ sign and a new lamp. For the last project, I made her two chicken wire organizers- one for her hair bows and one for her jewelry.

Chicken Wire Hair Bow Holder


  • Frame in the desired size (measure the area where it is going and find a frame in the appropriate size). I found one in bronze and spray painted it white.
  • Chicken wire remnants
  • Wire cutters
  • Hot glue gun/hot glue
  • Cardboard
  • Fabric the size of the frame

Spray paint the frame the correct color if it’s not already.

Cut the chicken wire the size of the inner lip of the frame. I wanted to staple the chicken wire to the inner lip of the frame, but it was too thin. So I had to hot glue it instead. After doing a little research, I discovered that my friend Lindsay had the same problem! This step is by far the most difficult. Cutting the wire and gluing it is hard on the fingers! Chicken wire is pliable, but it’s still not easy to glue to the thin part of a frame. Try hard to glue the chicken wire on straight.

Now it’s time to create the fabric backing. I knew that my little girl would be stabbing the wall with her barrettes, so I wanted something to protect the wall. Cut a piece of cardboard a little larger than the frame opening. Wrap the fabric remnant around the cardboard and hot glue it in place.

Chicken Wire Backing

Chicken Wire Frame from It Happens in a Blink

To finish up, hot glue the fabric-wrapped cardboard to the back of the frame. Now you’re ready to hang the holder! I used small ‘S’ plant hanger clips on the chicken wire for bracelets and other things that wouldn’t stay by themselves.

Chicken Wire Jewelry Holder from It Happens in a Blink

Chicken Wire Frame from It Happens in a Blink


  1. says

    Okay, I have to confess, I really only clicked because I wanted to know how in the world you were going to incorporate chicken wire into something girly accessory-worthy, but this is totally cute!! The chicken wire is perfect – great share!

  2. says

    This is awesome! I love jewellery holders, and hadn’t ever considered a clip/bow holder. We need something like this (and headbands could just slip through the chicken wire). Pinning! :)

  3. says

    Melanie, I am LOVING everything you have posted lately! You got my wheels turning for something similar for my girls room. This is so cute and simple! Awesome idea!

  4. says

    What a great idea! Thanks for sharing this project. I am always looking for new ways to store my jewelry. Right now most of it is on the back side of my closet door where I put hooks across it in two rows for necklaces and bracelets, but the earrings are a challenge.

  5. Vickie says

    Really cute idea! I could even use this in my chicken-themed kitchen to hold measuring spoons and other small tools. Regarding how tough it is to get that chicken wire glued down, I have had some luck with gently tapping in those flat thumb tacks with a tack hammer making sure to catch a good edge of the wire. Then you can tape over the tacked down wire edge on the back of the frame with my husband’s favorite crafting supply, heavy duty duct tape. It will keep those tacks from slipping out onto the floor, and will also keep tender fingers away from the rough edges of the chicken wire.


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