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Tuesday, September 11, 2012

DIY Headband Holder

{Re blog from my old blog, Papermellie}

This is one of those projects that I had to share again! 
I get more compliments on this little thing than probably anything else in my studio.
Not only do I love making fun and unique headbands, but I love wearing them too, so it was imperative that I found something functional {and inexpensive} to store them on.
There have been a plethora of different DIY headband holders floating around in the land of Pinterest.
So what is a girl to do... make one that caters to her style and taste, of course!
Because a lot of my headbands involve different colors, I thought going with a neutral palette was my best option {and I love using burlap any chance I get:}}

Here are the supplies that you'll need to make your own Headband Holder:
Empty Oatmeal container
Spray Adhesive
Candle Base {I used a larger one}
Fabric or paper of choice
Hot Glue Gun {or other strong adhesive}

Instructions: Cut the length of fabric or paper to go around your oatmeal container, leaving a little extra to tuck in top and bottom.  Spray adhesive on container and adhere your fabric or paper to it {for a neater appearance, I folded over the exposed end as well}  Put generous amount of hot glue on clean base of the candle holder and adhere the bottom of the oatmeal container.  
Voila!  That's it!! Simple right??






13 comments:

  1. Hi! Do you leave the lid on your container? Does that matter? I'm excited to try this really inexpensive project, thank you for sharing!

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  2. Hi bvanorder!! Thanks so much for visiting my little blog;} Sometimes I do leave the lid on and may place a flower clip on top to add some extra beauty;} Most of the time, I leave it open and add a bouquet of silk flowers or sprays. I hope this helps!

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  3. Do you make headbands to sell? I love your headbands!

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    1. Hi Brooke! Thank you so much! I do sell headbands;} I have a few available in my etsy shop: www.lisdunndesigns.etsy.com , but also do a lot of custom orders if you have something special in mind. Thanks again;}

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  4. I looooove this! I followed your tutorial and mine didn't come out as cute as yours, but I still love it! Thanks so much for the idea! http://bit.ly/18gruCC

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    1. Thanks so much, Alfa, for visiting my blog and following along;}

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  5. Where did you get the wood base? I have looked all over for something like it and cant find anything!!!

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    1. Hi Ashton, the base of this headband holder is actually an empty oatmeal canister;} Thanks so much for stopping by!

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  6. Hi, where did you get the off-white wooden base for the headband holder? Thank you!

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  7. Yes, love the wooden candle base...where did you find it? Thanks!

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  8. Hi Paola and Meghan!! The base was actually a candle holder that I picked up at the Goodwill!!;}

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  9. Hi. I just tried to put a few of my daughter's headbands on an oatmeal container, and they are all too big. They just fall off. She's only 10 and has normal sized headbands. Should I try wrapping something else around it before I put fabric like some foam? Any other suggestions?

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  10. I have the same question. What size oatmeal container did you use? The standard one I have is too small for adult headbands. Do big box stores sell them larger or something?

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