I just LOVE headbands!! I love them for me AND my baby girl. There is only one problem with headbands… they are hard to organize!
I made two coordinating headband holders, one with storage inside! I feel so much better about my headband fetish now that they have a home!
I used Bubble Gum and Jet Black Essential Dots Fabric. Black Satin/Grosgrain Combo Ribbon, and Buttons from my Black and White Haberdashery button collection. I put A Black Peony Blossom on top of one of the headband holders and I love it!
Supplies for Headband Holder # 1
For this Headband holder I left the oatmeal in the cylinder and the lid sealed. This gives it weight so it doesn’t tip over.
Here is my oatmeal cylinder getting excited to transform into something so useful and awesome!
I took my batting and hot glued it to the cylinder.
I folded the bottom edge and one side of the fabric over. I used hot glue to secure them down. You could sew them down too, I just didn’t feel it was necessary this time.
I hot glued the fabric over the batting. The bottom of the cylinder is not covered with fabric or batting so it will stand up right.
In the picture above I have started to fold and glue down the extra fabric to the top of the cylinder. Don’t worry if your folds are not perfect. It will be covered with a beautiful peony.
There will be a seam where the fabric meets. I decided to cover it with ribbon. You don’t have to, but I love the Satin/Grosgrain ribbon and I want to use it any chance I get! I glued my ribbon to the inside edge of the bottom of the cylinder. (Shown above).
I continued gluing the ribbon over the seam. Then I glued it to the center of the top. (Remember the top won’t be seen).
Before you can glue the peony to the top you have to take it apart, cut off the stem and glue it together.
In the picture above you can see I am just gluing around the center and putting it back together layer by layer.
I glued some Haberdashery Buttons on the ribbon to add character and glued the peony to the top.
Now it’s ready for headbands!
Would you like to know more about these headbands? If so, leave me a comment on which one you like and want to learn how to make.
Supplies for Headband Holder #2
For my second headband holder I started with another oatmeal cylinder. I made sure to get all the oatmeal out so I could have storage space on the inside.
I put Fabric Mod Podge along the bottom edge. (Shown above). Then I put the bottom edge of my fabric over the glue.
I continued putting Fabric Mod Podge all over the cylinder and putting the fabric over it.
After I had Glued the fabric onto the cylinder with Fabric Mod Podge I slathered another layer of Fabric Mod Podge over the top. This step is optional. It makes the fabric look shiny. If you don’t want the shiny look don’t put the Mod Podge over the top. The fabric will be secured to the cylinder from the Mod Podge underneath.
While the Mod Podge was drying I used the oatmeal lid to trace a circle to cover the lid. I glued the circle to the lid then cut 10 more circles (each one smaller than the last). I rolled each circle in my hand to wrinkle it a bit and fray the edges. Then I glued all the circles to the center of the lid. I put a Haberdashery button in the center of the flower.
The Mod podge seals the fabric so that it won’t fray and the seams are not noticeable. Because of this I decided not to add any ribbon or buttons.
After it is dry (it will take a few hours) it is ready for headbands as well!
Not only can you put headbands around this one, but on the inside too!
Organization is very exciting!!
I made these headband holders to go in my baby girl’s room, but I will for sure be making one to go in my bathroom!
I know my daughter has a few bows. LOL that’s not even all of them! Thank heaven for cute ways to organize them all!