DIY: Storing your headbands and fascinators (Part Two)

Last week I showed you how to make a ribbon headband hanger. This is great for thin headbands, and for displaying hair clips. However, if you have very thick headbands, or ones with larger feathers or accessories, the oatmeal canister headband display is a must-have. Here’s how I made mine:

Oatmeal Canister Headband Display

Step 1: Measure the canister by height and length around. Cut the fabric the exact height, as you’ll cover the edges with ribbon. Cut it an inch longer to overlap when you wrap the fabric around the canister.

Step 2: Iron the fabric to remove all wrinkles. Fold over one end by 1/2 inch and iron flat.

IMG_2808_thumb[2]Step 3: Using the hot glue gun, run a line of glue down the canister and attach the unfolded edge of the fabric. Wrap the fabric around the canister. Run another line of glue under where the folded edge of the fabric ends. Press with your fingers to secure.

Step 4: Work the ribbon around the edges. I put glue under the folded end of the fabric and tucked the ribbon into it to secure. Then, every few inches, I put another thin line of glue and pressed the ribbon into in until it wrapped around. Cut the ribbon so it overlaps just a hair. Using clear nail polish, paint the end of the ribbon so it will not fray. Attach the end of the ribbon with another line of hot glue.

 

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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:

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