By General Craft Contributor Michelle
Create a pretty and helpful holder to organize your headbands with this easy project.
Here’s what you’ll need to make your own:
- An Oatmeal Container
- Utility Knife
- Hot Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
To begin, use your ruler and pencil to mark a 3-inch wide strip from your cardboard.
From the 3-inch wide strip, cut four 4-inch wide pieces.
Place one round end of your oatmeal container so about 1-and-a-1/2 inches onto the long edge of the cardboard rectangle. Trace the curve.
Use your utility knife to cut out the curve..
Use that cut out piece to trace the same curve onto the other 3 pieces of cardboard, and use your utility knife to cut them out as well.
Use your scissors to trim the excess felt around the three straight edges of the felt so you’re left with about 3/8-inch border. Cut the felt flush with the curved edge. Notch the corners as shown.
As you fold the excess felt border around the edges and onto what will be the inside, use hot glue to hold it in place. Repeat with the other three pieces.
Take two felt-covered base pieces, and use hot glue to stick them together with the cardboard exposed insides facing in, and the nice felt sides facing out. Repeat with the remaining two pieces. You now have the two base pieces for your holder–set aside for later.
Cut a piece of fabric long enough to go around your oatmeal container, and a couple of inches of overhang on each of the two ends.
Use hot glue to attach the fabric around the cylinder, folding the end and glueing it in place to make a neat overlap seam.
Use your scissors to make snips all around the excess fabric on both ends to create 1-inch tabs. Fold those tabs around the end, and use hot glue to hold in place. Repeat on the other end.
Trace around the ends of your container with a pencil onto your felt and make two circles of felt. Cut out.
Use your hot glue to attach one circle to each end of the container.
Use hot glue to attach a length of trim or ribbon around each end of the cylinder to further embellish, and help hide the seam.
Apply hotglue to the curved edge of your base piece, and glue to the bottom of your cylinder near the end. Repeat with the second base piece.
Now you have a pretty, and handy home for all of your headbands!