In my continuing quest to get my eight year old daughter's hair accessories under control, I decided to make a Ribbon Headband Organizer. I'm super happy with how it came out! In the past, We'ved used an oatmeal box, covered in fabric to organize the headbands, but that just doesn't seem to stand up to the wear and tear. I'm hoping this solution might work better. It also takes up no counter space, which is a great feature when it comes to children's bathrooms or bedrooms!
DIY Headband Organizer
- White felt, cut to 18" long by 1.5" wide. For the long sides, I used a rotary cutter with a scallop-edge blade. You can do a straight edge too.
- Ribbon: 3/4" Chevron Striped in Turquoise. Cut one 18" long piece and eight 5" long pieces.
- Pink Button
- Embroidery Floss
- Sewing machine and basic sewing supplies
- Metal Clip for hanging
- Center the 18" piece of ribbon onto the felt. Pin in place and sew onto the felt.
- Fold 5" pieces of ribbon in half and, starting at the bottom of the organizer, begin laying the folded ribbon along the organizer, pinning in place as you go. Make sure the looped ribbons overlap slightly and that they are all oriented with the loop facing down.
- Stitch each ribbon loop onto the organizer.
- Stitch a button embellishment to the top of the organizer.
- If you want to give the organizer a little extra touch, embroider a design along the sides of the ribbon. I did a simple French knot and running stitch design down each side, using the scalloped edge of the felt as a guide.
- Glue a ribbon bow onto the metal clip and then attach the clip to the top of the headband organizer. Hang on the wall and slide headbands onto the loops.
Be sure to hop around and see what the other design team members did with ribbons & buttons. I saw some sneak peeks and there are some really cute holiday projects. You can get the links here.