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I’ve had so much fun shopping for cute hair bows, headbands, and accessories for our first baby girl! We weren’t sure if she would take after her big brother, Andrew, and arrive with an amazing full head of hair, or take after her mommy and look like Caillou. Either way, the idea of dressing her up with cute little headbands and accessories has been so fun! I’m only just scratching the surface on all of the adorable online boutiques, Etsy shops, and Instagram accounts and can’t wait to add to her fast-growing collection. In the mean time, I wanted to create something special for her to organize everything in her nursery. So I decided to put my creative skills to the test and make a DIY Headband Organizer for the collection she has so far.
Here’s how I made it:
1 Large Picture Frame (My frame is 18″ x 24″)
I got my frame from At Home for under $20!
They have an AMAZING selection of frames of all sizes.
1 Can of Spray Paint
(Make sure it’s at least as big as your frame.)
1 Knife/pair of scissors/ cutting device
(I use a cool little crafting device called a PenBlade, made here in Utah)
1 Roll of Black Electrical Tape
1 Pack of metal T pins
First, remove the glass from the picture frame. Then, spray paint the frame the color of your choosing. Next, cut the poster board to fit inside the frame. Place the poster board inside the frame and secure in place with the back of the frame. Once it fits, take it back out….. Place strips of black electrical tape along the poster board horizontally and wrap the ends of the tape around the back so they don’t show. Space the stripes as far apart as you desire. (I placed mine about 1″ apart.) Once the poster board is filled with stripes, put it back into the frame and secure the back in place. Then, take your metal T pins and place them a couple inches apart along one row from one side of the board to the other (horizontally).
Note: You can certainly use another type of pin but I found that hanging the T pins at an angle helps keep the headbands secured in place since the “T” shape makes sure they don’t slide off. They also stick out pretty far which works well for the wider headbands.
Next, hang a few headbands. Allow about an inch or two of space and then place a second row of metal pins on the poster board from one side to the other. You should have two wide rows of pins to hang several headbands on. As you add more hair accessories, you can add more pins to your liking. Hang on the wall, and your masterpiece is complete!
This project took me about 15 minutes once the spray paint was dry. We did 2 coats of spray paint the day before and let it dry overnight. The total cost of this project was around $40 taking into account the spray paint will be used for multiple projects. (Next DIY will be creating a pretty gallery wall for her nursery with different colored picture frames, wall prints, photos, and designs.)
I absolutely LOVE how this DIY headband organizer turned out!!
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Get these ADORABLE headbands on Amazon:
I’ve had a few people ask me where I got all of her headbands and bows from. So far I’ve purchased everything from Amazon with the exception of the ones that were handmade for her by family members. Here are the links to the three collections I have to start her out with. They were all great quality and an amazing selection of colors so that no matter what outfit she is wearing, she’ll always be matching!
Click each photo to buy/learn more:
Avalynn wearing one of her cute headbands:
She was only 2 days old in this photo!
Matching mommy/baby gowns from Baby Be Mine Maternity
If you decide to make a baby headband organizer with this tutorial,
PLEASE share on Instagram and TAG ME (@paperclipsandpacis)!
I would LOVE to see this recreated by another mama!
Also, Where do YOU get your favorite baby headbands and bows from?
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Owner and operator of Paperclips & Pacis, a lifestyle blog sharing the best of #momlife and #entrepreneurship. Wife to Drew, Mommy to Andrew (age 4), Aidan (age 3), and Avalynn (newborn). Cat mom x2. Lover of Disney World, office supplies, and social media. Instagram: @paperclipsandpacis