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Make a Headband Organizer from an Oatmeal Can

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My girls have a whole bunch of headbands, and when they're jumbled up in a drawer it's really hard to find the one they want to wear that day. So, we came up with a headband organizer, made from an oatmeal can!

Not only is this a great project to help your kids keep track of their stuff, it’s also good for the environment – you’re recycling!

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Headband Organizer Materials

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • a large oatmeal can
  • scrapbooking paper
  • coordinating ribbon
  • mod podge
  • foam brush
  • hot glue gun
  • scissors
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Take your scrapbook paper and cut to fit the height of the can.

You’ll need two or more pieces depending on the size of paper you are using. Working in small sections, apply mod podge to your can and adhere the paper down. When the first sheet is fully adhered, cut a second piece of paper the height of the can and about 2 inches wider than the gap you have left. Mod podge that down as well.

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There's a good chance that your top and bottom edges won't end up landing perfectly, and we can fix that!

For the bottom, take a pair of scissors and trim the paper flush to the bottom of the can.

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Don't worry if your kids can't cut perfectly - in this project it's easy to cover up mistakes and make them look 'on purpose'!

See how the top is uneven too? A little bit of ribbon will cover that and add a cute decorative flair to our headband holder.

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Take a long piece of ribbon and put some hot glue on the end.

Attach it to the top edge of your can, below the plastic lip. Run a line of glue down the ribbon and attach that to the can, working in small sections so the glue doesn’t harden.

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When you get to the end, overlap and glue by about half an inch, and then cut the excess off!

Now, do the same on the bottom edge of your oatmeal can.

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For the lid, we're going to carefully remove the paper lid from the plastic ring.

Place the paper down on the scrapbook paper, and trace around it.

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Cut it out, and hot glue it on top the the original lid.

Run some hot glue along the inside of the plastic lid rim, and pop your new lid inside!

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Pop it on your can, and your headband organizer is done!

 

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It works great for plastic, fabric, and crochet headbands. I fit about 15 headbands on mine.

 

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Oh, and that lid we made?

Covers the perfect compartment for extra hair bows or brushes!

I hope you enjoy making this!

 

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