| | Re: how do you make bow holders?
I would use a stencil to make sure that the letters are uniform and then I would paint them on wood and I would probably laquer them as well, but that part is optional. You can use wax paper to help with stenciling, I believe.
I would also probably use a staple gun to attach the ribbon. I made a holder last night and just used high-temp hot glue and it just seemed a little heavy when I put the bows on. The glue might be enough but I'm going to use a staple gun just to be sure.
There are some cool pre-made wooden plaques that already have metal hanging attachments that you can get at Walmart. Michael's has all kinds of fun wooden things you can use, both pre-painted and unpainted.