Wednesday, August 3, 2011

{Tutorial} Hideaway Headband Holder ($1)

I obsessed  thought and thought and thought about how I was going to fix the headband situation in my kids' bathroom.  The situation was, my daughter has a heap of headbands in the bathroom drawer.  And when you open the drawer, they jam it up because they are going wild in there! 

So, I researched solutions.  I saw so.many.ways to make different headband holders but I just wasn't sure if they would work for me.  

My criteria was simple:  easy for a 4-yr old,  out of sight,  fast to make,  solves problem,  and cheap is always good!

My solution:  Hide the headbands inside the cabinet...

How to make this Hideaway Headband Holder:

You will need:
Paper Towel Holder ~from the dollar store (complete with screws)
Roll of paper towels (not a double roll, or use some up first)
Fabric (check your scraps!)
Hot Glue                               Did I really need to type that out?  Pretty self explanatory, I think.  You see where I'm going with this?

Step 1:  Attach the paper towel holder to the inside of a cabinet door.  MAKE sure that you can close the door with a roll of paper towels on the holder!  Also do not screw through your nice doors.  I pre-drilled halfway to get a good start and then tightened the screws by hand.  By the way, this is the hardest step.

Step 2:  Hot glue fabric to paper towels.  Fold/glue your raw edge over to make it look neat.  Tuck the ends right into the tube.  Seriously, that is what I did.

Step 3:  Put roll on the holder, seam side down.  Too easy!

I let my daughter pick the fabric from my stash.  I was surprised, but happy, that she chose this Anna Maria Horner print.  Since my daughter *only* wears headbands, this craft was devised out of sheer necessity, not craftiness.  But I am pretty sure I am going to make one for me...out of sheer craftiness!

And heck, if anything, I now have a roll of paper towels in my bathroom cabinet.  I can think of a hundred reasons I need that.

Hope this solves any of your headband troubles!
MY Headband Holder!

**UPDATE:  I just made one of these headband holders for me!  I even painted the paper towel here.

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  1. Love love love the idea!!! Great and sooooo cheap!

  2. Such a creative idea! Great work!


  3. omg this brilliant, perfect for my dd collection...
    I will be honored if you will add this project in our weekly linking party every Wednesdays at
    Have a great week,

  4. Oh my gosh, you are so smart!! What a great idea! You should patent it! Thank you so much for linking up!

  5. Seriously genius, Kate! Love it...

    Going to pin you at my organizing ideas file at Pinterest, and feature you next week on Creative Juice...

    :) Thanks for linking up. Have a great weekend.

  6. Super smart! Great job!


  7. What a great Idea! Thanks for visiting and following my blog. I'm following back:)

  8. How cute! Thanks so much for sharing!

    I'd love to have you visit our first linky party this Thursday! It's a party specifically for kids and teenagers craft and other ideas, so your idea will be absolutely perfect! My husband is a youth minister, so I know several girls who would love this! Hope you'll stop by!

  9. This is such awesome idea! I'm gonna feature this on Fabulous Finds on Friday at The Little Giggler. Stop by a grab a featured button if you'd like.


  10. HELLO! You commented on my blog so I came on over to check yours out and found this!! This is AWESOME! What a smartie you are!!! Gorgeous!

  11. Good Grief, you're a genius.

  12. I just stumbled upon this on Pinterest. What a great idea! Thanks for sharing.


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