I’ve been trying to control the munchkin’s enormous collection of hair accessories. I started off with some drawer organization for the smaller items like clips, elastics and knit headbands, but her non-elastic headbands still didn’t have a permanent home. There are so many of them that I was having a hard time closing the bottom drawer.
I originally tried to do this project with a roll of paper towels covered with fabric. It was sad looking to say the least. This is where two empty oatmeal containers, fabric and decoupage come into play.
This is only about two thirds of the headbands, so I still have a lot of oatmeal left to eat before I can finish the third holder. Bonus points for the fact it also holds anything extra you need hidden away. Mine are empty for the time being, but I’m sure that won’t last for very long.
So how does an empty oatmeal container turn into an easy diy headband holder you ask? Simple. First you’ll need to make sure you have the larger sized oatmeal container. The small one won’t cut it. Next, you’ll want to cut the fabric slightly longer than the length of the container. Turn your container sideways and apply your decoupage glue to 1/4 of the circumference and place your fabric on top. Be sure to make sure everything is lined up and square. Repeat until your container is completely covered. The extra length of fabric you cut is to cover the bottom lip of the container. Add a little glue and cover with your fabric. Easy peasy and should take you less than 15 minutes start to finish. You can paint or decoupage some pretty paper or fabric to the lid you want. Simple craft paint did the trick for me.
This project would also be perfect for you mamas who wear headbands. Sadly my hair accessories are limited to bobby pins and brown hair ties. Should probably change that so my hair isn’t in a sad “mom pony” anymore. Anyone else have great ideas for organizing hair accessories?
Author: Maria Ibbitson (Craft Crazy Mom)
Navy Wife. Mother. Photographer. Crafter. Blogger. Obsessed with glitter, cotton swabs, and the color white. Fueled by coffee, stinky cheese and red wine. Adores her family, blogging and taking pictures along the way. This blog is dedicated to life, love & diy.