Buttons and Ribbons Blog Hop: DIY Headband Organizer

DIY Ribbon Headband Organizer Tutorial

The design team at Buttons Galore and More is doing a fun ribbons and buttons blog hop today.  We're featuring ribbons from May Arts and buttons (of course!). 

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



DIY Ribbon Headband Organizer Tutorial

  • 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.

DIY Ribbon Headband Organizer Tutorial

  • 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.

DIY Ribbon Headband Organizer Tutorial

  • 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

DIY Ribbon Headband Organizer Tutorial


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13 Responses to Buttons and Ribbons Blog Hop: DIY Headband Organizer

  1. Shirley Batik says:

    Both cute and functional! Wish I had known of this when my daughter was little!!


  2. Laura Kelly says:

    Laura, this is awesome.  With two little girls, you can betcha we are going to give this a try. 

    • Laura Bray says:

      It’s a really quick project Laura and it seems to be the best solution for headbands we have come across so far.

  3. Tracy McLennon says:

    I love this project! Such a sweet and pretty gift idea!

  4. Allie Gower says:

    I love this idea. I don't wear a lot of headbands, but I was thinking it would work for glasses and barettes too. Thank you for sharing your creativity.

  5. marylouh says:

    very useful idea.   Also decorative.   So much better to have headbands hanging as an accent piece than to have them thrown around the room.     thanks for sharing.

  6. Tonya says:

    Love this idea! Wish I knew how to sew 🙂

  7. chark says:

    cute idea and love the ribbon you chose!

  8. durandconnie says:

    very pretty color choices! sweet for a little girl. -con

  9. Debbie says:

    What a darling idea for storing headbands so prettily!

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