How to make a headband holder using oatmeal cans: What I’m Makin’ Monday

As I’ve mentioned before, Lil’ J literally has HUNDREDS of hair bows. She wears one almost every day, and has at least one that’ll mach every outfit.

I made a hair bow holder using a picture frame, a headband tree, and now, I have another way to store her bows because I made this fun Headband Holder using Oatmeal Cans.
DIY-Headband-Holder-5
I’m thinking I’m going to incorporate some random act of kindness with all of these bows we have. She sometimes gets a comments on her bows from other moms while we’re out. Maybe I’ll keep a stash with me to share with little girls who notice Lil’ ‘s bows. It’ll help me de-stash the overabundance and do something nice at the same time.

If you’re looking for a way to organize headbands you have all over, here’s one way. It frees up some space by creating a place to put bows inside and around.

Remember how I got oatmeal cans from a woman off Freecycle? Well little did I know there are a couple of sizes of oatmeal cans. I had the small kind, but the large kind are best for this project.

I bought two cylinders for about $3 each, poured the oatmeal into tubs, and got to work.

Here’s what you’ll need:

Oatmeal can
Scrapbook paper (or fabric)
Modge Podge or glue
Sponge or paint brush
Scissors


Step 1: Measure the height of the cylinder and cut the excess paper off so it’ll fit height wise.

Step 2: Spread modge podge or glue the canister.


Step 3: Stick the paper to it. If it doesn’t fit all around (mine didn’t) then cut a little extra paper to close the gap, and glue.

Step 4: Cut a circle piece of scrapbook paper to fit on the lid and glue in place.

Step 5: Wait for it to dry and add hair bows.

TADA!

Easy enough right? Some people use candle stick holders to act as a prettier base, and if I find some at a thrift store I may add that element.

Hope this helps someone else who’s overflowing with bows. Have you made anything crafty or delicious lately?

Similar Posts

23 Comments

  1. What a neat idea! Moo’s hairbow collection is growing and I’m always trying to find something to store it in as it outgrows one ziplock bag. This is a much more creative option.

  2. This is getting me soo excited to have a baby girl! I think there will be lots of head bands and bows in my future. Definitely going to make a couple of these for her dresser!

    Thanks, mama! Hope you and Lil J are doing well! 🙂

  3. I saw this on Pinterest. Cute. I plan on making one for my own headbands. Unfortunately I have the small oatmeal cans too 🙁 So I’ll be waiting til those run out and then buying a big can.

  4. You actually make it seem so easy with your presentation
    but I find this topic to be actually something which I think I would never understand.

    It seems too complex and very broad for me. I’m looking forward for your next post, I will try to get the hang of it!

  5. You can definitely see your expertise within the work you write.

    The arena hopes for even more passionate writers like you who aren’t afraid to say how they believe. All the time follow your heart.

  6. that’s a great idea! you have so many lovely hairbands! If you’d be willing to sell any please let me know!:) I have a 4 month old daughter who would look cute in them 🙂

  7. You can make several jewelry options in handmade silver jewelry.
    If you are thinking of buying a piece of handmade jewellery from India or any other Asian
    country make sure that you check on the size as many of the designs
    will be on the small side for western women so please check but as they are
    now creating these lovely pieces of silver bead jewellery for world trade you are bound
    to get a piece that will fit you perfectly. A good number of
    recycled waste papers and aligned materials are used for the production of handmade paper.

  8. I would love to hear if you would add any topics to this list.

    A blog is a lot easier to handle technology wise, as compared to building and updating a full blown web site.
    At the very least all you have to pay for is your domain name and a small hosting fee.

  9. – how to help them set realistic goals and take
    action steps that advance their education and careers.
    The story climaxes with Meg defeating a giant, pulsating brain through the power of love.
    Many Times, These Books can be Easier to Read Through – If you are looking for
    a lighter, easier read, then a young adult book may be the
    best option for you.

  10. Hello would you mind letting me know which webhost you’re working
    with? I’ve loaded your blog in 3 completely different
    browsers and I must say this blog loads a lot quicker then most.
    Can you suggest a good hosting provider at a reasonable price?

    Thanks a lot, I appreciate it!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *