How to Make a Headband Holder

    by Sarah Schreiber

    About the Author

    Sarah Schreiber has been writing since 2004, with professional experience in the nonprofit and educational sectors as well as small business. She now focuses on writing about travel, education and interior decorating and has been published on Trazzler and various other websites. Schreiber received a Bachelor of Arts in mass communications.


    Headbands can provide a distinctive way to show off your personality. If you have a large collection of these decorative headpieces, throwing them in a drawer for storage can get messy. Using a headband holder is a practical solution that makes the objects readily accessible. Customize a headband holder for your hair accessories by making one yourself using common household items.

    Things You'll Need

    • Round cardboard oatmeal container
    • Damp paper towel
    • Decorative piece of paper
    • Decoupage glue
    • Foam brush
    • Scissors

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    Empty a round cardboard oatmeal container and wipe out the inside with a damp paper towel to remove any oat dust. Keep the lid. Peel the label off so just a cardboard tube remains.

    Remove the lid from the oatmeal container and coat the cardboard with a layer of decoupage glue, applying it with a foam brush. Trim away any excess paper with scissors if necessary.

    Wrap the piece of decorative paper (such as scrapbook or wrapping paper) around the container, running your hands over the surface to ensure a smooth finish.

    Place the lid back on and snap the headbands into place around the decorative headband holder.

    • There are several additional methods you can use to decorate the container. Create a collage by cutting out words or pictures from a magazine. Coat the container with decoupage glue and press the pictures in place. Once the glue dries, add an additional layer of decoupage glue on top of the pictures to seal them in place. You can also paint directly onto the cardboard with high-gloss acrylic paints or cover the container with fabric instead.
    • If you have a large collection of headbands, make several different containers in different styles for variety.


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