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.
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

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.


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?

Nichol says:

This is fabulous. I have baskets of hair accessories for my daughter. I like this idea much better, so cute.

Shelly says:

These are so creative and cute! Thanks for sharing the idea. Oh, and if you ever need someone to donate hair bows to…. 😉

YUMMommy says:

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.

Mama B says:

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! 🙂

This is so cute! I wanted to let you know that I finally got brave and made a t-shirt dress from your tutorial. 🙂 I have a post up with pictures and a link back to your blog! 🙂

Sharon says:

You are sooooo clever!

Natalia says:

What a great idea!

Sarah says:

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.

melifaif says:

Um, this is GENIUS!!! I am doing this. Like, yesterday. lol

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Laura says:

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 🙂

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