Headband Storage from Shipping Material

Since my oldest daughter has recently become pretty OBSESSED with headbands I really needed a storage solution for her ever growing collection.  There are lots of DIY options out there, but here is one that is super easy and repurposes something that would otherwise end up in the landfills.
For this project you'll need:
large cardboard tube (mine is from ordering a rug online)
hot glue gun
First you'll need to cut your tube to the size you want.  Mine is about a foot long, but it really doesn't matter.

Next, cover the tube in one layer of batting using your glue gun.
Then cover the tube in one layer of fabric using your glue gun.
Fold the edges of the fabric into the tube and glue down (I found that using a spoon to press the fabric into the hot glue was a good way to avoid burns!)
You could be done right here, but I didn't like the way you could see the inside of the tube and the edges of the fabric...so I cut a pice of white cardstock to fit inside the tube and glued it into place.  I used cardstock instead of fabric so it would be stiff and have a crisp edge.
Now cut your length of ribbon and tie it into a loop through the tube. 

That's it!  An easy project (and gift idea) that repurposes a potential trash item into beautiful and functional storage.  I will be making a bunch more of these for all the little girls on my Christmas list!

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3 Response to Headband Storage from Shipping Material

November 15, 2012 at 4:05 PM

Hi Kathryn: I'm Connie at http://hotflashncraftn.blogspot.com, a new GFC friend. I hope you will stop by and be mine, too.
Very cute idea, thanks for sharing.

November 16, 2012 at 2:11 PM

I have been SEARCHING for a great way to store headbands! Yay! Thanks so much!

November 17, 2012 at 8:59 PM

This is fabulous.... Headbands are so difficult to store. This is the perfect solution... and cute too.... And you can just hang it on a hook or door knob....!
And what a great idea to make it as gifts...

have a terrific Thanksgiving...!

hugs x

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