{Pinterest Project} Headband Organizer

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

I've been on a roll with the {Pinterest Projects} lately....people online just have the best ideas! This series is where I step away from the computer, and actually make something I saw on Pinterest...usually giving it my own twist. Today I decided to deal with the overflowing mess of Babygirl's hair accessories!

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This time I was inspired by this pin from Lyssa Beth's blog. She had the clever idea of using an oversized empty oatmeal can to hold headbands. I don't know about you, but there is a lot of water involved when my kids use the sink. Which means a cute paper can sitting nearby would last less than one handwash/toothbrush episode.

I love that she put hers on a pedestal too, but I know we'd knock that over 1087 times!

I wanted to go with something a little less destructible, and found this canister a perfect fit. (Note: make sure whatever vessel you choose fits your headbands, you don't want them sliding off a too small can or being stretched out by a too large can.) Leave it to Target to have the Goldilocks of canisters.

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Just to add a bit more zhush, I painted small wooden letters from the craft store and glued them to the top. Monograms make everything cuter, don't you think?

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Then all you do is round up the headbands from under the sink, stuffed in drawers, in pockets of backpacks and laying around the floor (since this was the storage method of choice before), and pop them around the can.

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I chose a white canister so the cute designs of the headbands could stand out. It's like instant decor....the over-used 'pop of color!' Now they are all in one spot and getting ready in the morning goes much smoother. We even store brushes and bows inside the canister, so it works double-duty.

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I prefer to keep most things put away (and off counters), but I think this Headband Organizer looks cute in the bathroom. It may be the main guest bath in the house, but it's also the kid's (when they aren't invading ours!). I painted the monogram letters the same green as the stepstool (which, by the way, is holding up grand with the shower curtain liner and fabric).

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Lyssa Beth's is a great free option, but for only a few dollars, I have a more permanent version. And once Babygirl is over headbands, I'll simply pop the letters off the top and have a canister sure to find a new use!

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Have you tackled anything from Pinterest lately? How do you organize the overflow of hair accessories that come with having little girls?!


You can read about the full budget makeover this bathroom received here.

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18 witty retorts:

  1. This is a perfect, and totally adorable solution! I find her headbands everywhere too :D

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  2. Totally stealing this idea! Thanks for sharing.

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  3. so cute!! I wish my daughter would wear headbands- she's a pony tail every day kinda gal. And so clever to be able to store the brush and other hair accessories!

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  4. Super cute Cassie - I saw those canisters the other day at Target - love the monogram you added on the top!

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  5. That is darling! If only I had a girl. Great job. I love the embellishment on the top.

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  6. Totally doing this. Little girl's headbands are everywhere and are now in my jewelry cabinet as I was tired of chasing them down. Great Pinterest idea. Thank you!

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  7. Super cute! We have a major hair accessories explosion going on in our house, I actually posted about it today! Sometimes it is out-of-control over here:)

    Jessica
    stayathomeista.com

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  8. Very cute! I have been saving an old oatmeal can forever in hopes of doing a similar project with my daughter...maybe this weekend we'll get to it!

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  9. So adorable. Maybe I'll get a headband station like this going for my little niece, once she is a little older and gets to wearing headbands.

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  10. Oh my goodness...the perfect idea! :)

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  11. Hi Cassie, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris
    http://chelencarter-retiredandlovingit.blogspot.ca/

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  12. Thanks for linking back to my little old blog :) I love your take!

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  13. What a great idea! I only have one little boy so far, but I'm sure one day this will be useful!

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  14. I actually had a little plastic basket with suction cups to attach it to the wall that I used before I had my little girl, but i think we just quadrupled our hair-accessory inventory in the last 3 years so I may need to upgrade to something like this! Thanks for the idea!

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  15. FREAKING GENIUS!!!!!!!! I'm SO doing this!!!!! :) I sure have missed reading HISUGARPLUM!
    I'm BACK in full stalker mode now! :) ha ha. You have me hooked!

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  16. I love it! This is perfect for all of my niece's headbands. Diana from miamifunfamily.com

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  17. you got the canister from Target? Love this idea, will go see if I can find one at our target:)

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