I love headbands.
There is nothing better to hide my boring brown roots, tame my shouldn't-have-cut-them bangs, or make a messy ponytail look a bit more polished.

Halley loves them too and is trying her best to graduate from bows to headbands full time.  (Although I am fighting her every step of the way.)

I am also fighting the messy jumble of the headband basket.

So why not recycle and organize all at once?
You just need 
an oatmeal tub,
two pieces of 12 x 12 paper.
Mod Podge,
a foam brush.

In just a few minutes you can go from this...

To this....

Just peel off the label from the oatmeal container, slather on the Mod Podge, stick on the scrapbook paper, let dry...

add headbands.
No more messy jumble!
(The inside is great for storage too.)
Mod Podge away.


  1. Great! And why not put the hair ties & ribbons on the inside?! Thanks!

  2. How cute is that?! Thank goodness we are still wearing bows, but I will DEFINITELY keep that in mind for when Gentry moves on up to headbands!! So cute and EASY!!

    Thanks for sharing!! I love your Tutorial Thursday's!!

  3. That is seriously cute! Thanks for sharing :)

  4. What a great idea! Thanks for sharing it with us.


  5. that is fabulous! and what a great gift to along with a couple of headbands. love it!

  6. Julie!!
    I am dumping out our 2 oatmeal containers..like ..TODAY!!
    We don't have a need for a headbead holder..but the possibilities on the inside are endless!! BE-YOU-T-FULL!!
    Ohh..i like the idea as a giftie too!!
    Joyfully HIS!

  7. How cute!! What a great idea! You rock Julie!!! =]

  8. I love this idea! I can't wait to try this out. Thanks!

  9. What a cute idea!! Thanks for all the tips and for sharing your life with others.

  10. Cute idea!! I was at Target yesterday and thought of you. In the $2.50 section they had bamboo handled purses-only the purses weren't all that pretty, but I was thinking that $2.50 would be a great price for the handle itself. They are the darker ones like you have.

  11. What a beautiful and easy project to make with endless possibilities for use. I WISH my daughter would wear headbands just to be able to use this as a headband holder. I love the paper you chose. This will be added to my "fun things to make" list. Thanks for sharing!

  12. awesome, thanks! I totally have an oatmeal tin just waiting to be decorated!

  13. You are a genius!

    And I have shouldn't-have-cut-them-bangs too. That was a very unfortunate September day...

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  15. I love the fabric ones that you did. Are you using a different type of mod pod with the fabric than the one here with the paper? I'm new to this. Thank you for your help.

    Oatmeal...into a ziploc!

  17. Fabulous idea! I might try this today..

  18. i will be making this asap!!! so adorable..thank you for the wonderful idea---i love that you have the storage space inside too!

  19. You're brilliant. So simple, yet genious. I was looking online for a headband holder and couldn't find a decent one for less than around $20. Thanks so much for the idea!

  20. I know it's been said before, but this is perfect, great, cute. I love it. My daughter asked for something to hold all of her headbands, and if not only does that, but let's us make it together. :) Thanks.

  21. Thanks so much I just added your site to my blog post about making your project. Thanks so much for getting me started on an awesome idea.