Instead of using a paintbrush, I used the tip of the handle, which worked really well.
I ended up painting two coats of beads to get a raised texture. Here's the finished painted monogram.
Once this dried, I went to work turning this "E" in to a bow holder by adding grosgrain ribbon. I used 7/8 " white grosgrain ribbon. Each piece was cut to 5/8 yards length.
I folded the ends of the ribbon over once before gluing. I glued on the wood and then in between the two layers of ribbon.
And, it's done. It's definitely not perfect, but I had fun making this!
I only have one problem ... Bitty Baby is not feeling love for the bow. Hopefully, hopefully I can sway her to the other side :).
Here's a picture I took superfast before she pulled out this pink cuteness. I gave her a blue bow to trick her into thinking she had already taken it out. It didn't work ... the bow was out in 5 seconds. Smart cookie :)