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!
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)
Open your oatmeal container and empty the oatmeal into a bowl—set aside for later.
Cut your fabric to 17.5″ x 10.5″.
Use fusible hem tape to iron a 1/2″ hem on one of the short sides of your 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.
When you reach the hemmed edge of the fabric, hot glue it down.
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.
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.
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.
Hot glue the pillar candle holder to the bottom of the oatmeal container.
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.
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.
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!