Tuesday, September 7, 2010

A Craft! Head Band Holder

Well, guys, I made it! I put my darlings on the school bus for the first time this morning. It wasn't easy. There were tears for 2 days. Tears at 5 this morning. And tears when they drove off. All the tears were mine (mostly). Even though there have been times that I've longed for more time to myself, time to craft alone, I'd gladly take 5 more years of having my girls by my side.

The girls had to answer a little survey for their teacher. One of the questions was, "Name 3 things you like to do." One of Paige's answers was "Water the garden". Hold me.

At the beginning of summer, I wrote here that I would not blog so much or carve out time for time consuming projects so that I could have more time with my kids. I stuck to it and I'm so glad. But, now.....it's on like Donkey Kong!

Here's a little craft to help organize the obnoxious headbands that end up flopping around all over the place:

Take an empty oatmeal container and some fabric:

I covered the container with the pretty paisley and had this shrunken shirt in my fabric stash. It was the perfect color for rosettes, plus it had that lacey band around the chest which happened to fit perfectly around the circumference of the container!

It's so perfect! It hold the bands tightly and it's so pretty! I set out trying to make the main fabric pleated, but it just wasn't working, so I hot glued it on flat and tight. It's just fine and still pretty without the pleats. I used this tutorial for the roses.


  1. three cheers for your big mile stone achievement, The first day of school is a tough, tough, tough one for many, not just the children.

    I love your crafty solution. It's very pretty.

    xx Ines

  2. Totally impressive!! I just love this! I'm happy to be your newest follower of your delightful blog and I'd love to have you as a friend at Frou Frou Decor! I'd also like to invite you to link your wonderful creations up at my weekly party, Fabulous Friday Finds, every Friday! Hope to see you there!
    ~Terrell @ Frou Frou Decor~

  3. Hi, Beth! Thanks for the comments on my shawl and brooch! I'd love to hook it up on Friday. Do you have a button?

    That is an awesome headband holder! Love the colors!

  4. I am sooooo going to make this one. My 10 year old has headbands all over the place this is perfect!!!!

    Thanks for sharing!

  5. I would love to have you join me tomorrow over at our Sassy Sites blog party! It's our Feature YOU Friday! Come by and check it out! xoxo

    @ Sassy Sites!

  6. Love it and adding it to my to do list now.

    P.S. I did most of the crying at school drop off too! Good for you for spending extra time with your girls this summer, you'll never regret that!

  7. Thanks for joining our blog hop over at Sassy Sites! There are some amazing blogs out there, and you are definitely one of them! I'm a follower of yours too! Happy Friday! xoxo

    Marni @ Sassy Sites!

  8. This headband holder is fabulous. You did an amazing job. I need to work on one of these for my girls right away. Thanks for the tip.

    Dawn @ Mom-a-Logues

  9. I love this idea! I'm in the process of turning a little girls' room into a bigger girl room...and the rosettes...LOVE the rosettes! Thanks for sharing!
    I'm visiting from Fabulous Friday Finds...hop on over to alliswellathome.blogspot.com if you're so inclined!

  10. What a great, green idea! I'm making a set of headbands for my daughter for Christmas and this headband holder would be a great addition. Thanks for sharing!


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