Life Love Larson: DIY Headband Storage


Thursday, January 17, 2013

DIY Headband Storage

Lately, Kate is wearing fewer and fewer bows (much to my dismay), and more and more headbands.  I needed some storage for the growing collection!  There are several tutorials and versions of this on Pinterest, and it really is such an easy project.  Best part…this project cost me $0, because I already had everything on hand!
headband 1
These are the supplies I used: Mod Podge, fabric, empty oatmeal container, hot glue, and spray paint (for the lid).  Start off my wiping out the inside of the oatmeal container and ripping off the label.
I used a piece of left over chevron fabric from my stash that was the perfect size (although the pattern is turned on its side).  You just want enough fabric to cover the cylinder with a little extra on each side to glue on the inside of the container.
I used the Mod Podge as a glue.  Put a thin layer on the container and smooth down the fabric until it starts to adhere.  Work in small sections to make sure you fabric is even on both sides.
When you get to the end, tuck the extra fabric under and hot glue (sort of like wrapping a gift).
Once the base is done, you will want to hot glue the extra fabric to the top and bottom of the container. 
This is what it looks like once the fabric is adhered to the container. 
Now, you will want to take your Mod Podge and apply a thin layer over the fabric.  This sets it and gives it a hard coating.  Don’t worry, it will dry clear.
Let this sit overnight and it will be ready for use in the morning!  You could also use the inside of the container for storage. 
I decided to go ahead and spray paint the lid of the oatmeal container too.
One of these days I will get around to embellishing the plain headbands, but for now, she can wear these and a winter hat, so it works for me!  I love the extra pattern and color it will add to her bedroom too!
headband 3


  1. I'm pinning this to make as soon as we use up all our oatmeal! I worked hard on an adorable hair bow hanger, but now my daughter won't wear hairbows; however, she loves headbands. Thanks!
    Bonny @

  2. OMG...I had the same exact thing planned! SERIOUSLY! I just hadn't eaten the oatmeal yet! You did a great job!! Super cute and it doesn't smash the flowers!

  3. This is awesome! I have a tall formula can I was just going to throw away. It will work perfect for this. I am a new follower! Follow me back please!

    Kimbelri @

  4. My daughter made one for herself, but she used scrabook paper. I wish we would have thought to use fabric which would have been easier and probably stays better. Thanks for the great idea!!

  5. This is such a cute and inexpensive idea! Love it! The chevron fabric is the perfect choice too! Found you through It Is Overflowing! Newest follwer! :)

    April Hoff

  6. Hi,
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    Myrna and Joye.

  7. SO stinkin' smart! Found you on Lil' Luna's link party and I'd love for you to come link this up at my Tuesday Time Out that is still open! I love it!

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  8. Love this idea! Just pinned it and shared it with my Facebook Page at

    I've linked back to your blog for you so hope it sends some visitors your way! Thanks for the great idea!

    Aanika from


  9. Thanks everyone for your thoughtful comments

  10. SUPER Cute Andrea! I need to do this! XO, Aimee

  11. such a creative and useful idea! great job!! xo


  12. You can totally throw hairbands inside the container! OOPS! I went back and read, and you already thought of that! Cute! I have the fabric. Now to start the fam on oatmeal from the canister!!!