Sunday, April 3, 2011

A Holder For All This Hair Stuff!

When I made the suet cakes for my Suet Cake Tutorial, I used up the last of my quick oats and knew right away that I was going to upcycle that bad boy into a headband holder.


Here's a picture of what it looked like before.  That's it all the way on the right.
I spray painted it with white Krylon primer first because I knew that my blue wouldn't cover it well.  When that was dry I painted it Mediterranean Blue.  At least I think that's what the color is called.
Ignore the crackles on the top, I got carried away with the painting.  Then I cut some burlap to cover it.
Glued it on.  I glued it on the seam of the container and then rolled it.  That way the seam of the burlap matched up with the seam of the container.  I carefully hot glued the ends down so that it wasn't bunched up.
When that was cool I flipped it over and tucked the extra burlap down inside the container.
Then I took some wired ribbon and ruffled it on both sides.  
I glued it to the container at one end of the seam.  Then as I went I made this bumps, gluing between them, to make little pockets for the ends of the headbands to fit into.  When I got to the top I realized I'd cut the ribbon a touch too short, so I made a quick rosette to put at the top.
I wanted it to have a base, so I spray painted an old candlestick holder I had laying around using silver Krylon paint.  
Then I used E6000 to attach the base to the container.  I had to stick some heavy stuff inside the container while the glue dried to make sure that it stuck.


Here's the finished product:
And here she is, put to use with all my etsy shop hair stuff:
I love that you can see the paint through the burlap.  
Do you see what I meant by the "pockets" in the ribbon?  
I think she's going to be perfect for when I finally do some craft shows!  I want to make more.  Guess I'd better get eating those oats!!


Featured at:








RosyRedButtons



Entered in



The DIY Show Off

22 comments:

madison avenue said...

oh. my. gosh!! this is sooo cute!! i have never seen a hair thing holder that i actually liked! i love burlap by the way! you did a great job! thanks for linking it up!! p.s. im your newest follower!! you should check out my blog madisonavenue2011.blogspot.com

The Lofty Dreamer said...

love this and what a great idea to make a spot for the ends to go. It's so attractive!

Jayna Rae said...

Way cute! It's my favorite headband holder made from kitchen items to date. It is the first for actual headbands, not just the stretchy kind.

Calista B Smith said...

Way cute! I have been making headbands for my baby girl and needed a holder. I am totally going to emulate this! Thanks for the great idea! :)

Nicolette said...

Great idea! I've been thinking of making something similar but yours is way cuter then what I thought up ;)

Anonymous said...

Brilliant idea! It looks wonderful.

Just popping by on the Tuesday Time Out blog hop. I love this blog hop, it has some really inspirational blogs on it. I'm following ... :0)

http://ourlifeinthewhitehouse.blogspot.com

Rachel said...

That might be the cutest & most grown up hair stuff holder I have ever seen.

Kristen @ ladybug-blessings.com said...

cute cute cute!! Love all the headbands on it too! Thanks so much for linking up to Handmade Tuesdays @ Ladybug Blessings!! www.ladybug-blessings.com

Camilla Jones (CioCo Photography) said...

Such a great version of a hair holder! I might actually have one now. :) Featuring it tomorrow on rosyredbuttons.blogspot.com.

Kimberlee, The Spunky Diva said...

I love it!!!! What a fun idea. Visiting from Show and Tell at Blue Cricket.
~Kimberlee
{$15 Amazon GC Giveaway} 

Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh!!! This is totally awesome!! I want to make one asap!!

breanna said...

YOU ARE BRILLIANT!!

Stephanie {Luxe Boulevard} said...

This is awesome! I did one with an oatmeal container awhile back decopauging it. I never would have thought to attach it to a candle pillar. How ingenius! I might have to go back and do that to mine just to give it a little more femme pizzaz!

April said...

I love it! You completely rock! BTW...never sent you any pics of my sisters headpiece cause we ran out of time and she ended up buying a flower and sticking the feathers in it but I seriously apprieciate your help! Thanks for linking up!

Marina said...

I love this darling idea! It turned out beautiful!
Visiting from Justsewsassy.com

Rebecca @ My Girlish Whims said...

this is cute!! i just bought some burlap. ideas ideas... :)

Thanks for linking up to Your Whims Wednesday!

Sylvie Créative said...

Lovely!

MJ said...

I love this! So original, I love how you used the wired ribbon also :)

Krafty Kat said...

I love so many things about this one...the burlap, the candlestand...it makes it look like a lamp. Awesome job! Thanks for linking!

To Sew With Love said...

You're a genius, sweetie! I would be featuring this tomorrow! Yay!

To Sew With Love said...

Hi, Shawna. Your project is one of the nominated projects for TSWL's Finest of April 2011. Voting will start on the first week of May. I will give you your vote for me badge days before that so you can display it on your blog!

SJ @ Homemaker On A Dime said...

Hi, friend! I'm admiring all the creativity in your blog so can you please share them at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop? You can find us here: http://www.homemakeronadime.com/2011/05/creative-bloggers-party-hop-050111.html.