Not too long ago, my youngest daughter, Gabby, surprised the snot out of me when we were in Claire’s at the mall. She was shopping with her gift cards that she had received. She was looking around and all of a sudden she sees head bands, pretty head bands, head bands with big flowers on them! I was stunned! Probably even speechless!! (yes I have had a few speechless moments in my life!) You see I was that mom who LOVED hair bows and, my girls wore them a lot when they were younger, but as they got older, I had to give up that control and allow them to wear their hair the way they wanted! And what did they want to do with it? NOTHING!!!! Just brush it (sometimes) and go! My oldest will put her hair in a ponytail from time to time, or even wear hair bows! (ATTENTION MOMS: hold on to to those big hair bows, your daughter will come back to them in 6th grade!!!) Gabby has beautiful, long, blonde hair and she likes for it to be down, no hair clip, no hair bow, nothing! So you can imagine how stunned I was when she was excited to see the headbands and was actually picking out the ones that she wanted! This mama was in HEAVEN!! I am a girly mom, and my girls have become somewhat “less girly” than I anticipated! We came home that night with about 5 head bands and I think Gabby has worn one in her hair every day since!! WOO HOO!!!
I had come across this head band craft project a while ago, but just oohed over the thought of it, thinking how fun it would be to make and be able to use! I came across it again a few days ago and knew we had to make it! Gabby’s bedroom is somewhat a hawaiian/surfer style bedroom (we moved here from Hawaii) so I found this cute hawaiian fabric from Jo Anne’s that matches her room. Hawaiian or surfer fabric is not easy to find here in FL! I ran to Walmart and bought the large container of oatmeal, the Great Value brand worked for me!
Here is what you need
1/2 yard of fabric
Large oatmeal container
hot glue gun
mod podge/ glue
3/8 inch ribbon
What I did:
I then wrapped the fabric tightly around the container. You could use gift wrapping paper as well. Just make sure it is darker or thick enough or you will be able to see the print from the oatmeal container through the paper. I trimmed the fabric to fit the container. I added 3/8″ of ribbon to to the top and bottom of the fabric covered container to cover any frayed fabric. I then hot glued artificial hibiscus flowers to the top of the plastic lid. I used 4 flowers because they were large.
I then added head bands and TA DA! 15 minutes later, I have this!!
A cute head band holder! PLUS storage (inside the container) for all the clips and bows that I bought that she may decide to wear, one day! (fingers crossed) Now we get to see just how long Gabby will actually use this!
I found several different sites that have posted this project. Check them out because they will show you different ideas! Thanks Ladies!!
the real housewife is a good one to visit too. She uses a roll of paper towels instead of the oatmeal container!
Do you plan to make one? I want to know!!