Hot for Headbands!

Happy Hump Day Y'all!

I'm gonna go out on a limb here and guess that many of you preppy readers love headbands as much as I do.  Am I right??

Well....assuming I AM right, today, I'd like to share a fun, EASY do-it-yourself project with you:  a headband display.

I came across this craft a few summers ago when cleaning out my closet.  I found Groom Your Room, an American Girl book with tons of do-it-yourself projects made with everyday household items.  I flipped through it and discovered some pretty cool ideas!

Anyone remember this?

This project is super easy, all you need is:  tape, a hot glue gun, a roll of paper towels, and ribbon and fabric of your choice.

(I apologize I don't have pictures of the different steps..I made this years ago before I ever even thought of having a blog!)

  1. Unroll the paper towel roll until it is the desired width (I'd get a headband or two to measure it; if you get the Super Rolls like my mom, it will be a bit too thick for your headbands to slide on).  
  2. Use a piece of tape to secure the paper towels after you've unrolled it to the right size
  3. Wrap the paper towel roll with your fabric, making sure it is centered so the ends are even.
  4. Use your glue gun to glue the fabric down in place.  
  5. Tie ribbon to each of the ends to secure it
Voila!  The final product:

I think I might need to make a second one!

Since making this, 5 or 6 of my friends have followed suit!  It is such a cute and easy way to store all my headbands!

Now, if I was starting fresh-- here are some headbands I'd add to my collection to fill the holder:

Do you wear headbands?  If so, do you have a favorite headband designer?  How do you store your headbands?

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  1. Aw, I had a few of those crafty American Girl Doll books. Mine was how to make a bunch of minature things, how random!! That headband holder is a cute idea

  2. I have been eyeing that Smathers & Branson needlepoint number for quite some time now! Be sure to check out my Nico and Lala giveaway. xx

  3. such a clever craft! i LOVE IT. because headbands are always getting away on me. good one, girl.

  4. Yes .. I love head bands .. especially in the summer - gardening or at the beach ... This is a fabulous project, thanks for sharing.. xo HHL

  5. I love headbands! I store mine placed in a vase. It's a great way to show them off.

  6. What a cute idea! This would make a good summer project :) I love Jcrew headbands!

  7. I had that book! Over the summer I was webshopping for the "headband holder" but I couldn't find any. Now I can just make one! Great post!

  8. Cute project! I love tortoise shell and Burberry headbands!

  9. Love headbands, loved anything American Girl and love this post! My sorority gets really cute Lilly headbands/bows for recruitment via Etsy, http://kelseaflife.blogspot.com/2011/01/lilly-pulitzer-hair-accessories.html

  10. I LOVE American Girl!!! I wish I could still get the AG magazine, but I feel like that would be quite creepy, lol.

    Cute craft idea!! I like to wear my hair in braids/clips most of the time, but I do like wearing headbands occasionally! I love the Kate Spade one in your post :) I usually find mine at Target and Forever21. Forever's are so cute, but they always seem to be a bit small for my head, and I end up with a headache.

  11. I had that book!! I'm a huge headband fan... I find my preppy ones usually just at little beach boutiques, but I have some big floppy flower ones I love from Urban Outfitters

  12. LOL right now all of my headbands are piled into a desk drawer. I definitely need to make something like this to organize them.

    My favorite headband is from Nordstrom. I don't know the brand but I'll share a picture one day :)

  13. That is so incredibly quick and easy! I am a sucker for anthing that makes organization easy...I'm not a big headband girl myself, but I sure as heck make my daughter wear them! (c:

  14. Great idea! I love the Southern Proper headbands and the Kate Spade headband--so cute!

    P.S. Congrats on your Haymarket Design win! So exciting!

  15. Great lil project!

    I love the needle point and the doggie one:)

  16. These are all just precious and fun! What a great idea for a little project...thanks for sharing!

  17. I love throwing a headband on every now and then! Especially with a cute little ponytail :-)

    Happy Wednesday Dear! xo

  18. What a great idea!!! I always loved how they looked but I always ended up with a headache.

    Hope you're having a great day and getting through that paper!
    xoxo Elizabeth

  19. I used to love that book! Maybe I'll have to see if it is still hanging around my book shelf...

    Love your headbands and the ones you highlighted!

  20. Your headbands are so cute! I can not for the life of me pull-off a headband!! For some reason they just do not look right on me!

  21. Such a cute idea! I love all your pretty headbands! The Preppy Patchwork headband is my fav.

    xoxo, elizabeth

  22. LOVE them! That's right up my alley! Might have to give it a try. :)

  23. I look heinous in headbands. And I really hate the headbands that Sonja wears in Real Housewives NYC.

    But I do love headbands in theory - just not on me or 50 year old women :)

  24. I totally had this book!! Very cute. I love headbands, I just can't wear them that long because they make my head hurt :( xoxo

  25. I am definitely obsessed with headbands and totally owned that book lol.



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