One of the best things about having a little girl is buying accessories for her and dressing her up. This DIY Headband Holder is an ingenious way to store all of her headbands and hair accessories.
Since Octavia has been born, I swear I have bought ever headband I’ve seen in-store and online. With Sydnee, I didn’t try to put headbands on her until she was older, and by then it was too late. She hated them and refused to wear them!
I love every single headband we have for Octavia, but I’m not going to sugarcoat the fact that I hate figuring out how to store them. I had them in a vase. Bad idea. I tried putting them in a drawer in the bathroom. Another bad idea. Finally, after some Pinsperation, aka Pinterest Inspiration, from Project Nursery, I made this fun DIY Headband Holder out of stuff I already had lying around my house, like an oatmeal container… seriously!
And it was pretty freakin’ easy.
- 18oz. Oatmeal container, empty
- 2 sheets white printer paper
- 1 fat quarter fabric of choice (these are super cute for a baby)
- Jute rope
- Sequin Trim
- Hot glue gun + Sticks
- Pillar candle holder
1). Take your empty oatmeal container and tape one sheet of printer paper to it. There will be a little bit of the container showing at the top and bottom. Tape the next piece of paper on the other side to cover the remaining container that is showing. This helps to keep the logo and text hidden under the fabric. Remove the lid.
2). Cut your fabric to 17.5″ x 11.5″
3). Use your hot glue gun to run a thin strip of hot glue from the top of the container to the bottom and quickly attach one edge of your piece of fabric. Now, along the top rim of the oatmeal container, start running small strips of hot glue and attaching the fabric as you go, making sure to keep it lined up. When you get all the way around the container, stop. Do the same thing to the bottom of the container with the hot glue and fabric, securing it in place.
4). To get a clean edge on your fabric, take the unattached portion and fold it over on itself about 1/2″. Lay a thin line of hot glue from the top of the container to the bottom and secure the edge of the fabric, being sure the entire oatmeal container is covered in fabric
5). Flip your container over so the bottom is facing up. Take the excess fabric in small folds and hot glue it to the bottom of the container.
6). Take your jute rope and cut (2) 35″ pieces. Starting on the bottom of the container, lay a thin line of hot glue along the bottom edge and begin attaching rope. Continue all the way around the container, two times. Do the same thing to the top of the container with the lid removed.
7). Cut 17″ of sequin trim and attach it around the center of the container with hot glue.
8). To make the lid you are going to need a lot of rope. I suggest not cutting it off the roll until you are finished. Start on the outside edge of the top of the lid and attach the rope around the outer edge with hot glue. Continue attaching rope in a spiral until you get to the center. Cut off rope and secure tail of rope with a dot of hot glue.
9). Cut 35″ of sequin trip. Around the bare edges of the lid, wrap the sequin trim around twice, securing it with hot glue.
10). To attach the candle holder, use hot glue to cover the entire surface of the holder and then press onto the bottom of your container. Reach inside the container with your hand and push down to firmly secure the base.
You are done now and can attach the lid, or you can add extra decorations. I added one more string of rope around the base. You could also add more decoration to the lid.
Now you can wrap your headbands around the outside of the DIY headband holder and also put extra hair accessories inside. It’s a great all around storage container for all your little girl’s needs.