This DIY No-Sew Headband Holder started with my first child, a daughter (now 15 months), and the newly found problem of drowning in headbands and barrettes. I was keeping the barrettes in a cosmetic bag but digging through to find a specific one was getting pretty annoying, and when you are trying to run out of the house with a baby waiting it simply takes too long. I began looking on Amazon for a solution. I saw many bulky paper-towel-roll sized headband holders, but I didn’t want something to take up counter space and to clutter up the room. Voila! I found a headband holder that hung on the wall, but they were asking way too much for it. They had to be crazy. I could totally make that for only a few dollars. Yes, if you rock the Joann’s fabric and craft stores coupons you literally can do this project for about $6 depending on which materials you buy. So let’s get started!
You may do this step with ribbon, but I happened to have some tulle left over from another project. You may hot glue the end of the ribbon to the plastic ring, or tie the end of the tulle to the ring, and wrap it around until the plastic ring is covered completely. When finished glue the end down, or tie a knot if you are using tulle, and trim the ends.
Fold over and hot glue the end of the 1.5″ ribbon.
Center the 1″ ribbon on top of the 1.5″ ribbon, fold over and hot glue it to the back of the DIY No-Sew Headband Holder.
This flat section is where you will place the barrettes. You may make this as long as you wish but I chose to have mine be 20 inches long.
Hot glue the 1″ ribbon to the 1.5″ ribbon at the 20 inch mark.
Take the 1″ ribbon at the 5 inch mark and shift it over to the 4 inch mark (where my finger is). The extra slack will cause the top ribbon to bump. Hot glue the top ribbon down.
Then place a second strip of glue on top of the same spot then fold over the extra ribbon to create a loop. That loop is where you will hook your headbands. Repeat these steps for as many loops as you wish to have. I had six loops for my project.
Now that you know how long your project will be you may cut the end, fold it over and hot glue it into place.
Loop a piece of ribbon through the plastic ring. I used a thinner scrap of ribbon I had left over from another project I did, but you may use the 1″ ribbon.
Trim and hot glue this ribbon to the backside at the top of the project.
This is what it looks like when it is finished. You could stop here but may have noticed the dimpling where the hot glue is. Well, I have a solution for that.
To add the silk flower over the spot first cut the head off the stem with a pair of scissors.
The scissors may not cut all the way through the wire. Wiggle the wire back and forth until it snaps.
Now you are ready to hot glue it in place.
I didn’t like how far the flower was off the ribbon, so I ended up pulling it off, removing the green part and gluing it back down…but of course I forgot to take a side view picture.
You can see that the dimple is completely covered and the flower even hides a bit of the ring. TADA!!! You are finished with your project…at least the no-sew part. It is perfectly fine to leave it there, but I wanted to add some pzazz. I also thought the charms would weigh down the bottom a bit.
You can use any set of charms or a pendant, but I would recommend one(s) with a little weight to them. I found these at Joann’s in the jewelery section.
I simply used an arms length of white thread, knotted it at the end and looped/sewed each charm with twice. There wasn’t room for all of them to go across so I added two on a thin ribbon I had and then sewed them on the same way. Okay, now you’re done, really this time if you followed me all the way to the end. Wasn’t it simple. I’m so glad I didn’t pay for one and I think these will make great gifts for my daughter’s friends in the future (or even other new mommies of girls).
Here are some pictures of my DIY No-Sew Headband Holder in use. Let me know if you try this DIY out and how well it worked for you.