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How to Make a Modern Headband Holder

Today we have the very talented Colleen Pastoor, of, sharing a super easy DIY baby headband holder that you are going to want to make if you are mom of a baby girl. On Lemon Thistle you can find more of Colleen’s DIYs as well as peeks into her life as mom of four (with a set of twins in there!). You can also find her new shop, where her gorgeous hand lettered products are available for sale. Thanks, Colleen, for sharing this sweet project with us!

This DIY headband holder is such a simple project to pull together, and the modern style will turn your little one’s headbands into a beautiful display (not just a pile of pretty mess). While I’m totally in love with the modern look of the natural plywood and flat black hardware (similar). If you are more farmhouse—slap on some chalk paint! If you are more glam—trade the black for some glitzy hardware! It really is totally customizable.

Materials: small piece of plywood, your choice of hardware (similar to mine), clear coat (my favorite), 120 grit sandpaper

For this project, I used a piece of sanded plywood. You can use a piece of quality sanded plywood cut down to size from the hardware store OR you can skip the saws and get a piece of 12×24 birch plywood from the craft store. Once it’s the size you like, give the edges a light sand (120 grit sandpaper is great). If you’re using hardware store plywood like I did, you’ll definitely want to give it a clear coat. My favorite is Varathane Crystal Clear in Satin. You can also use a spray clear coat if you prefer.

When it’s dry, measure out even spacing for five hooks and stagger them. Drill holes using a bit sized for your hardware. Use any hardware you like. Once it’s drilled, thread the hardware tight, and you’re good to go! If you find your hardware screws are too long for the thin plywood, you can either use a hack saw to trim them down or you can purchase shorter screws.

That’s it! No more tangled headbands, just like that.

Check out more of Colleen’s work on her site Lemon Thistle!

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