Monday, September 28, 2015

DIY Headband Holder

Ever since I found out I was having a girl, I knew I wanted to be crafty because there are so many little crafts for baby girl's nurseries that I just adore! Ever since I spotted headband holders on Pinterest. I HAD to make it. Now a little fact about me that you probably don't know. I'm not crafty. At all. I try but I just have little patience. Especially being a person who likes things to look perfect...and I don't meet my own standards. It's usually a disaster when I try to make something. I'm surrounded by so many crafty people that you'd think I'd catch on.

Well being 9 months pregnant sure has brought out a side in me that I feel the need to try new things. Well more like I'm determined to do certain things. This weekend I decided that I was going to tackle my first craft project all by myself. Not even a hint of self doubt entered my mind. Gosh...pregnant woman can be pretty scary sometimes. 

So on Saturday I set out to buy the few things I needed. Plus a million other errands I needed to run. It's so amazing what you can accomplish with little energy, but the feeling of you HAVE to do things. 

I followed these directions. There are quite a few different variations and you can pretty much add whatever flair you want to the holder. But I decided to just keep it simple until I knew what I was doing. 

At my baby shower, there was a headband making station set up. So everyone made her a headband. That gave me even more motivation to make a holder because I didn't want to just put them in drawer! 

*Bare with me, crafting directions are a little out of my comfort zone. But I'm learning! 

Everything you'll need: 

  • 1 Oatmeal Can
  • Hot glue gun
  • Mod Podge and brush
  • Candlestick
  • Fabric
  • Scissors 

I removed the label off the can. You can paint it if your fabric is thin. But I had quite a lot of fabric that I just doubled mine instead. 

Lay the fabric out with the right side down, and place the can centered. Make sure you line up your fabric if you are using one with a print. 

  • Make sure you glue the fabric to the can so it holds it in place. Using hot glue...I made the mistake of using the mod podge for this and it didn't work out to well. Just a piece of advice!

  • The next steps I forget to take pictures of. Just because for me, was a complete mess until I figured it out.

  • You want to hot glue down the fabric on the top on bottom. Then add mod podge over top to make sure they stay. (I decided to use mod podge instead of hot glue at first...hey I'm learning here!)

  • Then you'll want to cover the lid as well. Make sure when cutting out a circle for it, you make the circle bigger then the lid so you have enough to glue down.
  • After the middle is mostly dry. You will want to hot glue the candle stick to the bottom. Be careful since the cardboard can be a little flimsy, you don't want to press to hard or it could go through the can.                                  

  • Once you add the base, your lid should be dry to be able to put it on top. 

The finished product!! 
Seriously, this was super easy once I figured out I was the one making mistakes. But now that I know what to do. I could probably make another one in no time at all. 

Some people will glue the top on. But tiny headbands aren't going to fit around the can so I'm using the instead for storage for smaller headbands. 

Cheers! <3