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Monday, July 16, 2012

Hair Accessory Organizer

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Does your bathroom counter/drawer look like this?

Hair Accessory Organizer: a fast craft to help organize your bathroom!

Begin by collecting the following materials:
  • A Quaker Oats or Formula Container, Emptied
  • Mod Podge, matte finish
  • 2 (12x12) Scrapbook Papers, of choice
  • Paint Brush
  • Large Metal Book Ring, for hair elastic (optional)
  •  Gerber Food Container, emptied, for bobby pins, etc.

Now, Mod Podge your scrapbook paper (it takes 1-1/2 papers) to the tall empty formula container. 
I begin by doing a thin layer of mod podge on the container and then sticking the paper where I want it. Rub on top of the paper FIRMLY to remove all air bubbles. 

After two minutes, I then apply a thin layer of Mod Podge on the top of the scrapbook paper, cover all edges well. 
(in the picture you will notice that you can see the edges of where I applied the second paper, to avoid this you could do a scrappy patchwork kind of paper application, which would be very cute. I just figured I have so many headbands I wouldn't be able to see much of the paper.)

It would look really cute to add ribbon or rick-rack around the container as well. 
 I decided to just do fast and simple.

While you wait for it to dry, organizing all your hair accessories into Gerber containers.

I put all my hair elastics on a metal book ring (not a key ring).
I put all my ribbons, bobby pins, running elastic headbands, and clips into separate Gerber containers. 

Once everything is organized place it neatly in the container and place the lid on.

 Once everything is dry, place headbands around the outside of the container. Ta-Da!
Simple, fast, and easy to accomplish! Now all your hair accessories are in one container instead of thrown on the counter or in the drawer.

You can decorate the lid or cover in with paper as well, but I actually chose a scrapbook paper to match the lid so I didn't need to do this.