While cleaning out my daughter’s room I found treasure in the form of about 50 headbands. Biting back my first instinct to just throw them all away, I realized I needed to find a better solution than the headbands being tossed underneath her bed every night.
Online I found headband holders for $20–yikes! But as I looked closer the shape reminded me of one of my favorite breakfast canisters–an oatmeal can. I looked around my house and came up with items to make a new Headband Holder! Here’s how I did it.
4 Steps to Make your Own Headband Holder
Empty Oatmeal Container
Burlap (or your favorite choice of fabric or paper)
Spray Adhesive Glue
1 – Wrap the burlap around the oatmeal can and cut it to size. Usually burlap is more high maintenance to cut but since this is just being glued to the can you don’t need to worry about fraying edges and can just be cut to fit around the can.
2 – Spray the adhesive glue on the oatmeal can. I used spray adhesive because that is what I had at my house but you could also use a glue gun. Wrap the burlap around the can and let it dry for about 30 seconds. Spray the glue on the burlap and add another layer to surround the can and cover up any signs of what it used to be.
3 – Spray the top of the oatmeal can and bunch the burlap on top. Use one more spray of the glue and add the decorative flower on top.
4 – Add your headbands around the body of your new headband holder!
This was such a fun, fast and cheap project. I count this as a win for her (new headband holder!), win for me (no mess!) and a win for my pocketbook (saved $20!).