Saturday, May 23, 2015

DIY Headband Holder

Grandma Wendy bought Lucy a bunch of headbands and I had no where to put them, so I decided to make a headband holder! I found a bunch of tutorials on Pinterest and was eager to make my own. 

What I used:
  • Fabric from Joann Fabrics (it was 50% off, and I used a 40% off coupon from the Retail Me Not App! It was $2.00 even.) You'll need 17.5 inches by 10.5 inches. 
  • 42 oz container of oatmeal
  • Candle stick holder (I bought mine from Target, but you could always check out Goodwill for a bargain!)
  • Hot glue gun and about 3-4 glue sticks
  • Spray paint 
Before I started working with the fabric and oatmeal container, I did 3 things: spray painted the oatmeal container lid and candle stick holder, empty out the contents of the oatmeal container into a gallon plastic bag, and took the paper off the oatmeal container.

I then began by warming up the hot glue gun and laid the empty container along the fabric. I lined the top of the fabric at the opening of the container. 

I put hot glue along the edge of the fabric and then pressed it on the container. 

I continued to add small lines of hot glue along the top and bottom of the container and then roll the container along the fabric.

When I neared the end, I cut the fabric, leaving some room to overlap. I then put a line of glue along the edge of the fabric and folded it over so that I would have a clean edge on the headband holder (No frays!)

All done with the fabric! The top of the headband holder is on the bottom and the bottom of the holder is upwards, where I need to secure the extra fabric.

I started by putting glue along the inside lip and pushing the fabric over the lip.

I then added glue here and there and pressed the fabric down so that it was flat. There is no special technique to this step, I was just adding glue and pushing the fabric down.

I applied a generous amount of glue along the outside ring of the base and then placed the candlestick holder into place. The fabric made it fit perfectly!

I topped it off with the lid and it was complete! At this stage, you could embellish the stand and lid with flowers, ribbons, etc. I kept it simple so that if I wanted to be able to put stuff inside the container, I could take the lid off without any problems.

It worked wonderfully!! All of the headbands look amazing on it!

Can't wait to start using them :)

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