15 March 2011

Oatmeal and Headbands

I know, what could one possibly have to do with the other right?  Well before a couple days ago I wouldn’t have been able to guess either.  But I was weeding through the pantry planning my next project in my head, then I started throwing out expired items and one thing led to another.  Story of my life right?!
So here I give you the Oatmeal box headband holder!  Woohoo!  Do you think they would re-name my product if HSN wanted to sell it?
Start with a box of oatmeal.  You might want to empty it first.
Start with a box of Oatmeal
Pick up one of those candle holder looking pieces of wood from Michaels or other craft store.
Now glue it onto the bottom.  See the expiration date?  I’m so embarrassed.
Next I took some fabric, it’s kind of a burlap but much softer and thinner.  I had to wrap it twice because the box showed through.  I used spray adhesive to put the fabric on.  I also left the top and bottom edges a little long to wrap under the bottom lip and over the top opening.
Now you can glue the decorative block to your base.  I just got a circular wood base and used my E6000 epoxy.
I embellished using just a strip of bias tape.  I thought about doing some more fancy stuff but the fact is, it will have a bunch of headbands on it anyhow.
I finished it off with a little bow on the back seam.
And here is the finish!  I thought about putting the lid back on but it will be easier for my girls to get their bows without it.  And I chose to leave the bottom natural wood instead of painting. 



amy said...

That is a really cute idea! thanks for sharing. I love your blog! You have created so many pretty things that I have bookmarked.

ME said...

Neat idea! And, brush and comb or clips can be dropped inside. THANKS!

Tammy @ Type A said...

very cute! love it.

amber @ barbwired said...

Super Idea!

Brandy J. said...

I just found your blog and am your newest follower. Your oatmeal headband organizer is GENIUS!!! So simple, but so functional (and pretty). Thanks for the awesome tips!

Angie Holden said...

What a great job!! Thanks for auditioning for OMTWI! Don't forget to put the button in your post or sidebar!

Megan @ Cut the Craft! said...

Love love LOVE this! Just found your blog from the Blue Cricket Design linky party...excited about following you now!


Lindy@Itsy Bitsy Paper said...

Well, isn't that just a brilliant idea! Love it


Bring Pretty Back said...

BRILLIANT!!! I will tell my friends with daughters about this great idea!
Have a pretty day!

Fiona, Lilyfield Life said...

We don't have oats sold in boxes like that (in Australia) but I love the idea. My daughter has her headbands strewn around the house!
Very creative!
cheers Fiona

aggieam01 said...

cute idea. I use a hurricane vase, but I like this idea much better. It turned out great!

laxsupermom said...

What a great idea! Such a pretty way to both organize and display headbands. Thanks for sharing.

I'm hosting a Throwback Thursdays Party, and would love it if you swung by and linked up something you made/bought/did from before blogging. I can't wait to see what you bring.

Amy said...

BRILLANT! We eat TONS of oatmeal and ironically enough I make headbands and sell them to boutiques and salons around town...I am heading to Hobby Lobby RIGHT NOW for the supplies...what a cute and inexpensive way to show off my handmade headbands!! Thanks!

Kara said...

I am a new follower and can I say I've been looking for a way to display/hold my girls headbands!!! this is super cool. I can't wait to do it for my girls. I think I may even make one for my niece since she'll be moving into a new home soon and will have her own space!!!! Thanks!!!!

Anna Whiston-Donaldson said...

are you kidding me? this is stinking adorable! thanks for sharing. i bet we all have expired oatmeal in our cupboards!

Jane @ Jane's Junk and Treasures said...

I have to to make one these for my friend's daughter!!
Great idea!

Hey expiration date...whatever!

Alison said...

I love this! I've been needing something to hold my headbands. Thanks!

Debbie B said...

Great idea! I'm going to make this soon for all my girls' headbands! Thanks for sharing. :)

Amy@ServingPinkLemonade said...

I seen a few of these here and there, but I like yours the best. The base you put on yours really makes it. I've really got to make one of these with all the hairbands by daughter owns.

Mandys Creative Corner said...

love Love LOVE this!!! It makes me so excited to have a little girl someday and make one that I'll actually use =D

Thanks for the amazingly creative tutoral!

Megan Gunyan said...

Ok, I thought I already commented on this, but I see that I haven't! For shame. I love it! What a great use of oatmeals. Better than all the other reasons I use oats! ;) Very cute and creative. Great idea.

Jenn @ Peas and Crayons said...

Love it!!!!! I for sure need to make one of these =) I have way too many headbands!

Jenn @ Peas & Crayons

Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage said...

Another smart repurposing project,
Sommer. And stylish to boot! ;)

Keep those creative juices flowing to my party each week.

Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage

Janie E. said...

Love it!!
That is such a good idea! :]

Unknown said...

Wow I love that. Saw your feature at Giggles, Glitz and Glam. I need to do something like this.

Allison @ House of Hepworths said...

I featured you this week at my Hookin Up with HoH party!

Feel free to stop by and grab a button if you'd like!

~Allison @ House of Hepworths

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