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DIY: Headband Holder

One of the most fun things about having a little girl is splurging on accessories, but keeping all those bits of cuteness organized is a whole other animal. This DIY headband holder made from an oatmeal container is the perfect solution for corralling those adorable stretchy baby girl headbands and big kid headbands alike!

DIY Headband Holder

Materials: 42 oz. (large size) container of oatmeal, pillar candle holder, fabric, spray paint, gloss topcoat, glue gun, fusible hem tape, felt, spray adhesive, ribbon and embellishments (optional)

DIY Headband Holder Supplies

Open your oatmeal container and empty the oatmeal into a bowl—set aside for later.

DIY Headband Holder

Cut your fabric to 17.5″ x 10.5″.

DIY Headband Holder Fabric

Use fusible hem tape to iron a 1/2″ hem on one of the short sides of your fabric.

DIY Headband Holder Fabric

Generously apply the spray adhesive to the wrong side of the fabric (I recommend doing this outside on top of some scrap cardboard as the adhesive is very sticky). Starting with the un-hemmed edge, wrap the sticky side of the fabric around the oatmeal container. Keep the top edge of the fabric aligned directly beneath the plastic rim on the open end of the container.

DIY Headband Holder

DIY Headband Holder

When you reach the hemmed edge of the fabric, hot glue it down.

DIY Headband Holder

You should have about an inch of extra fabric along the bottom edge of the container. Tuck that up under the bottom rim to create a smooth finish. It may stick due to the spray adhesive. Otherwise you can use hot glue to secure it.

DIY Headband Holder

Spray paint the oatmeal lid with a color that coordinates with your fabric. If the pillar candle holder you bought doesn’t match, paint that as well. Once dry, coat both pieces with a clear topcoat for protection.

Hot Pink Spray Paint

Spray Gloss Topcoat

Cut out a circle of felt slightly smaller than the bottom of your candle holder and hot glue it to the bottom. This will prevent the headband holder from scratching furniture.

Pillar Candle Holder

Hot glue the pillar candle holder to the bottom of the oatmeal container.

DIY Headband Holder

To give the headband holder some weight, put about 1/2 of the oatmeal back into the container. Then hot glue the lid to the top to seal it.

DIY Headband Holder

DIY Headband Holder

At this point the holder is complete, but I recommend dressing it up with a bit of ribbon, buttons, felt flowers and paper cut-outs glued to the top to make it extra cute.

DIY Headband Holder

DIY Headband Holder Embellishmemt

DIY Headband Holder Embellishmemt

In addition to making one for my daughter’s room, this headband holder is also my go-to DIY gift for girls’ baby showers birthdays. Thoughtful, handmade and functional—it’s the trifecta of gift-giving!

Baby Headband Holder Tutorial

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Sunday 21st of July 2019

Love this idea! I was going to buy one, but didn’t want to spend the $30 (I mean, that’s $30 I could spend on bows and headbands! Lol). My only question, does it make the headbands lose their elasticity?


Friday 20th of July 2018

I've had no luck finding a candle holder that wide! I've checked Target, Walmart, Michael's, and even done a search on Amazon. Where did you find yours?


Sunday 30th of July 2017

I've been having some trouble finding a candle holder that will fit. Is the candle holder you have 5" in diameter? Where did you find it?

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