Blah storage problems, how to store hair accessories?

I get a whole lot of reader request for cute storage tips so today I’m going to share with you how I store my scarves and accessories. These are only going to be very rough tutorials because I made the items many many months ago ^_^

How to store scarves, pins and hair accessories ^_^

I have to apologize for the quality of these photos, James is wiping his computer today so I can’t use his fancy camera, these were all taken with my phone >_<

First question is about how to store scarves. I love scarves, they are completely awesome and super versatile. I always have one on my handbag for emergencies! But when you have this many it can be quite hard to store them. I previously had them in a drawer but it’s so hard to find the one you want without searching through all 7 million of them…

How to store scarves, pins and hair accessories ^_^

So I decided to make something and this is what came out of it:

How to store scarves, pins and hair accessories ^_^

This is super easy to make with junk you have around the house.

You need:

  • Toilet rolls
  • Old yarn/wool
  • Bows/decoration
  • Sticky tape

-First gather your materials!

-Cut the toilet rolls into sections that are around 5cm long. Cut as many sections as you have scarves (or maybe a few more so you can add to your collection later!)

-Sticky tape them together into a grid pattern.

-Get your yarn ready. I used some old scratchy pink and white acrylic yarn.

-Start wrapping around the rolls you stuck together. Keep wrapping until it’s all completely covered. Pay special attention to the places where the rolls join together so they are strong.

-After it’s completely covered add a strap out of plaited yarn to the top.

-And then hot glue/sew bows on if you want more decoration ^_^

Now you can add your scarves in. Loop the scarves through the holes so the ends stick out the back. Choose your favorite scarves for the bottom holes so their ends hang down. You can hang it in your bathroom or where ever you like!

How to store scarves, pins and hair accessories ^_^

Now on to the hair accessories ^_^

I have a lot of hair accessories. A lot. If they don’t have somewhere to live, they end up getting very messy and broken!

So I made myself a cute place to store them, I like it because it looks like a gigantic shopping bag 😀

How to store scarves, pins and hair accessories ^_^

So to make one you need the following:

  • Fabric in whatever size you want
  • Knitting needle or something to make the top rigid
  • Plastic handle
  • Lace
  • Glue gun
  • Needle and thread
  • Bows/decoration

-Gather your materials

-Cut out the fabric to the size you want.

-Hem the two sides and the bottom either with hot glue or sew it. You can see in the above photo how uneven my hems are because the fabric is slightly see through XD

-Hem the top in the same way but put the knitting needle in the fold of the fabric. This is going to make it nice and strong and give it structure rather than just being a floppy piece of fabric.

-Sew or glue on lace to the bottom and top of the fabric.

-Sew the plastic handle to the top, you should stitch it so it’s actually attached to the knitting needle. This way it won’t put stress on the fabric.

-Glue some bows to cover the stitches.

-Add accessories and hang it up!

I like to put all my accessories that are on bobby pins along the sides and the ones with pins/brooch backs in the middle 😀

How to store scarves, pins and hair accessories ^_^

So there you have it, I hope that all makes sense! It’s harder to write tutorials without pictures so if you have any questions just let me know!

If I ever make more of these I’ll make sure to take photos along the way ^_^

*Edit* Shmuberry made her own version of the scarf holder in the shape of a heart!! Go have a look at her post here, it’s so cute!!*/Edit*

So how do you all store hair accessories?