Monday, July 14, 2014

Make it Monday: Headband Organizer

As back to school draws near, I am focusing on organizing the "small stuff" that has the ability to create morning stress and tardiness for school.  Over the next few weeks I will be looking at the tasks that can make or break our morning madness.  As silly as it sounds, hair accessories are definitely a routine wrecker for my "princess."

My daughter LOVES her hair accessories.  Coordinating her favorite headband with her outfit may be easy, but waiting for her to finding the beloved hair accessory often makes me pull my hair out.

To solve her headband dilemma I created this headband holder.  It's super easy to make and lets my daughter know exactly where her headbands belong.

  • Spray Adhesive
  • Craft/Scrapbook/Wrapping Paper - enough to go around your container and cover the lid 
    • I used 2 pieces of 12X12 scrapbook paper
    • Needs to be large enough to go around container (overlapping some) with extra for the lid
    • Adhesive Craft Paper can be used instead of Spray Adhesive
  • Empty Cylinder Container
    • I used an empty Oatmeal container with a lid
    • Test your headbands to make sure they will fit and that the container will not stretch them out while staying put

    1. Remove lid from Oatmeal Container.

    2. Clean Oatmeal Container - Make sure all food is completely gone.

    3. Double check that you have enough paper to go around the Oatmeal Container and cut to appropriately fit the height of your container.

    4. Spray adhesive on the back of your Scrapbook paper.  (Skip this step if you are using Adhesive Craft Paper.)

    5. Align the paper with the top edge of your container and adhere it, slowly working your way around to completely cover the container.

    *My paper did not fully cover the exterior - so I pieced together to finish the job.

    -If using Adhesive Craft Paper slowly peel off the backing as you adhere it to your container.

    6. Set aside the covered cylinder.

    7. Trace around the lid of your container onto the wrong side of your craft paper.

    8. Cut out your circle to create your lid cover.

    9. Double check the size of your lid cover by putting the cut out paper on top of your lid to ensure that it will fit.

    *My oatmeal container lid has a thin plastic circle around its top with an indention for the cardboard lid.  If yours is like this you will want to cut barely inside your traced circle & tuck it under when you adhere it.

    10. Spray adhesive on the back of your Scrapbook paper.  (Skip this step if you are using Adhesive Craft Paper.)

    11. Cover the Oatmeal lid with paper lid cover.

    12.  Do the Happy Dance - your Headband Organizer is complete!

    Optimizing Your Storage

    Use the inside of the headband organizer to store special occasion hair accessories that are seldom used.

    I group together holiday accessories into small plastic bags.  This allows me to pull out one bag for each holiday and have all of those hair accessories together.  Examples of labeled bags in my daughter's organizer are: Christmas, Halloween, Easter, St. Patrick's Day, & 4th of July.

    Do not put them in plastic bags if you have young children!

    Disclosure: Never leave a young child alone with a plastic bag. If you have any questions, please contact Heather RamblingsOfHeather{at} gmail {dot} com


  1. This is a super cool idea! having two girls this would really come in handy in my house! Thanks for sharing!

    1. Thank you for the comment luv! I wanted to let you know that today's Make It Monday is a super easy way to organize hair clips. (Having 2 girls I'm assuming you have a few of those around the house :) Thank you for reading Ramblings of Mama! Here's the link to a Hair Clip Accessory Organizer:

  2. What a great idea! I don't have girls but I can use this for myself. Thanks!


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