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:
- Wide Ribbon
- Oatmeal Canister (empty and clean and without the lid)
- Glue Gun
- Clear Nail Polish
- Wire (or some other way to hang the ribbon)
- Wire Cutters/Needle Nose Pliers
- Sewing Machine
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.