November 5, 2011

DIY Headband Holder + Organizer

Recently, a few friends and I got together to complete a headband holder project. We'd seen an awesomely cute tutorial on Made It On Monday's blog. It wasn't your average "still looks like an oatmeal container" headband holder, and with our new short hair and new array of headbands to maintain our chic new looks (;)), we needed something to contain all the fun!

What You Need
  • Instant Oatmeal Container (the cylinder kind. I suggest bringing a headband to try it on in the store, because we found several and not all of them were the same size)
  • Fabric
  • Spray Adhesive (we used Elmer's, because the other kind clogged up and wouldn't work
  • Candle holder with a wide base
  • Epoxy Glue (got the cheap one at Walmart)
  • Paint of your color choice
  • Any fun accessories like beads, fabric flowers, etc to add on to spice it up
1. We all laid out our fabric, rolled up our oatmeal container in it and cut it 4" extra on each side.

2. Then, we cut it more down to size, leaving 1/2" extra at the base, and 3-4" extra on top. My friend Ashleigh's husband and Kenton even got involved! (her husband ended up doing most of hers, as she's not a "lover of all things DIY" like me. ;) He did a better job than I did!)

3. Spray the adhesive on the outside of the Oatmeal Canister (preferably outdoors. The stuff just stinks!) and follow the directions. I believe you have to wait a minute for it to get "tacky." Then lay the fabric on it and smooth out all the bubbles. Allow this to dry for 15 minutes. (Also spray the bottom of the container, and smooth down the 1/2" of fabric at the base. If need be, cut little grooves so it lays flat.) The extra fabric at the top of the container can just drape inside the open  top.

4. Get out your paint, and start painting your candlestick. We had wooden ones, but if you like glass or metal, I'm sure those would work just as well.

5. Once the paint is dry, apply epoxy glue to the top of the candlestick. Turn the Oatmeal Canister upside down and attach the candlestick to the flat base, so the whole thing is flipped upside down. Allow this to dry overnight.

6. If you'd like to add some pizzaz, attach fabric flowers or beads or lace to it. Epoxy glue works well for this too.

7. The next day, it's ready for your headbands!


  1. I love this project! Always need a place to stash the headbands. I have 1000s of them!

    1. Thanks! Yea, it's super cute and works great! I know, those headbands multiply worse than rabbits!!


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