Why aren’t there more options for headband storage?
If you are anything like me you have a billion alice bands/head bands/what ever you call a bow on a rigid frame that goes on your head… and as adorable as they look they are really annoying to store!
They get tangled and if you just throw them in a drawer it’s hard to see which is which! So here is my solution, I’m going to make a gigantic roll shaped like a cute piece of candy to hold them all 😀
So first thing’s first, get all the materials. I’m doing a no-sewing version because my machine is packed up but if you replace the glue gun with sewing it will work just as well.
What you need to make my version of headband storage:
-Fabric -Foam for the inside (I am just going to recycle an old yoga mat but you can buy proper foam) -Ribbon or wool -Lace and flowers to decorate -Glue gun or sewing machine
Now if you’re doing a no-sew version like me you’ll need tape too. You can double your tape as a stylish accessory 😛
Ok let’s get started! Lay out your yoga mat (ignore these steps if you’re using foam for the middle) and start rolling.
You should make sure that the size you’ve rolled will actually fit the headbands so test one out to be safe ^_^
Once you get the right size it’s time to tape it in place.
Now you should measure and cut the fabric out. You need a large rectangle which is long enough to wrap around the mat and wide enough so that it hangs off the end like the wrapper of a piece of candy. Make sure to leave a few inches extra for hems etc.
You should be able to mock it up like this:
Now after you’ve cut out your fabric it’s time to decorate the ends on the candy piece. I like frilly things so I used some frilly cotton lace.
Use your hot glue gun to fix it in place. If you want you can hem the edges but because they are going to be covered with lace (and I don’t have my sewing machine out) it doesn’t really matter.
Taadaa lacy edged 🙂
Ok now let’s make it up. Lay the mat on the fabric, make sure it’s straight and tape it in place.
Roll that baby up!
Fold the ends over and glue/sew it in place.
Now you should grab the end with your hand…
…and give it a good twist. Just like making a real candy ^_^
Grab the wool/ribbon and tie it in place.
This is what you should have now.
It kind of looks like candy but I think it needs a nice candy stripe 😀 So grab some eyelet lace and glue it to the wool/ribbon.
Roll it around in a nice spiral and glue it to the other end ^_^
I hid the ugly ends by gluing a cute flower over the top, of course that’s optional.
So this is it!
Now you just need to add all your headbands and you’re done 😀
Tadaa! Candy head band holder 😀 What do you think? Nice and easy to store and they are all displayed nicely.
How do you guys store your headbands? Am I nuts for needing something this big? XD The sad part is that this one is full now and I think I need another one >_< Let me know your headband storage ideas!