Sunday, July 22, 2012

DIY Headband Holder

A long time ago, when I first got Pinterest, I saw this neat idea of turning an old oatmeal container into a headband holder. At the time I didn't have too many headbands, but since then I have come up with quite a collection. In fact, I have so much of a collection that I couldn't keep them in my dresser anymore (plus the flowers were getting squished!). Today, while I was straightening all of my hair things (they were quite a mess. I couldn't even close the drawer...), I remembered seeing that pin and then I remembered we had an oatmeal container. I knew exactly the solution to my problem and got to work right away. I must say I am quite impressed with the outcome!

What You Need
A large oatmeal container
Spray Paint (I used black)

1. Use water and rinse out the container quickly. Dry it well!
2. Set up some newspaper, or other large piece of paper, outside. Make sure it is secured so that the breeze won't send it flying. (I used two large washers on each corner and two inside the container.)

3. Set the lid on the paper and the container next to it.
4. Spray paint a good, but not too thick, coat of paint. It will run if you use too much paint.
5. Let it dry for about an hour.
6. Go back and spray a much lighter layer of paint.
7. Let it set 2-3 hours to make sure it dries completely.
8. "Decorate" with your headbands and set on your dresser as room decor!

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  1. Great idea for recycling! Very cute. Thanks for sharing on my blog.
    Marcie @

  2. This is so adorable! ***** stars for classy! Sandra


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