July 18, 2011
My hair ties, clips, and headbands are always getting lost. I find them in drawers, under the bed, closet floor, behind furniture. After several attempts to keep them organized, I decided to make a hair accessory holder. You can, too! It’s quick, easy, pretty, and a great way to use up scraps of fabric, ribbon, and ric rac.
Step one: Prep your cardboard. You can really use whatever you have around the house as long as you trim it to the size you want. I used an empty cereal box, but because I wanted it a little more stiff, I glued the two sides together using just plain white school glue. Place your cardboard on top of the batting (if you are using any). I used a very small amount of glue to just hold the cardboard in place. Also, since the batting I was using is very thin and I want my holder to be kind of puffy, I doubled the batting over to use two layers. Trim, but leave a decent amount extra. This will eventually get folded to the back.
Step two: place your fabric face down on your work surface. Place your cardboard+batting on top. You should now have a sandwich of fabric (face down), then the batting, then the cardboard. Trim the fabric, but like before, leave extra on each side.
Step three: Fold the extra batting and fabric to the back of the cardboard and hot glue into place. Don’t try to do this with white glue. Trust me, it doesn’t work.
Step fou: Arrange ribbons or ric rac on top to get a feel of where you want them. Leave extra on each end. Fold the ends to the back, hot glue the ends only into place. Add an extra bit of ribbon at the top for hanging.
Ta-da! Now, hopefully, your hair accessories won’t get quite so lost.
Not feeling crafty? You might like the cute handcrafted felt hair clip holders by Giddy Giddy that Mom 4 Life carries.
Kristina is a stay-at-home mom of two boys. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in English and spends her down time sewing, baking, doing crafts with her children, and experimenting with recipes with her husband.
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