DIY: Storing your headbands and fascinators (Part One)

I have become a bit obsessed with fascinators. I started buying feathered hairclips and headbands awhile ago, but then after the royal wedding, I was fascinated with the crazy fascinators. As my collection has grown, my dresser has been taken over with them.

I’d seen people who’d wrapped an oatmeal canister in fabric. I liked the idea, and definitely need it for my headbands with feathers that I don’t want to smash. But I wanted one I could hang on the wall. Laying in bed one night, I thought of a great idea for a hanging headband organizer. Voila! It worked! And while I was at it, I made the oatmeal container one, too.

This week, I’ll show you how I made the hanging version. Next week, I’ll show you the oatmeal container display.

Here’s how I did it:

 

 

 

Supplies for both projects

  • Wide Ribbon
  • Fabric
  • Scissors
  • Pins
  • Oatmeal Canister (empty and clean and without the lid)
  • Glue Gun
  • Ruler
  • Clear Nail Polish
  • Wire (or some other way to hang the ribbon)
  • Wire Cutters/Needle Nose Pliers
  • Sewing Machine
  • Iron

 

 

Ribbon and Wire Headband Hanger

Step 1: Loop and pin loops large enough to hold the size of headband you’re trying to hang. I found it was best to loop the smallest headbands at the top of the ribbon, and an inch or two apart because they can overlap a bit. The wider headbands should be at the end of the ribbon, with enough space so that they do not overlap. You can use this empty space later to attach your clips.

Step 2: Sew across the ribbon where you’ve pinned the loops. I sewed a couple times across to strengthen it.

Step 3: Create a hanger out of wire. I think you could find doll clothes hangers or purse handles or other items at a craft store if you don’t feel comfortable twisting the wire. Once you have the hanger, fold the ribbon over it and sew it down. Again, I sewed a couple times across to strengthen it.




Step 4:
Fill the loops with your headbands and pin hair clips to the empty spaces on the ribbon. Hang on your wall and enjoy!

7 thoughts on “DIY: Storing your headbands and fascinators (Part One)

  1. Very cute! I think that the tiny hanger is adorable, but if someone wasn’t sure how to go about making the hanger, they could use a shower curtain ring. How do you handle hat storage? All my hats eventually end up crushed and wonky.

    • You know, I havent figured out how to store hats yet. I have mine in a drawer or on a shelf. Am open to any and all ideas!!

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  3. how would you do this for the new style of headband where there are two poms on top? You wouldn’t be able to slide the headband in like that. I really like this idea, but need to find a way to make it work!

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