12.28.2011

DIY of the Week: Mason Jar Headband Holder

Happy Wednesday - Friday will be here before we know it!
I'm excited to share my first DIY project with you guys :)

Now, a little disclaimer, I'm not a super DIY kind of girl, BUT I'm working on it.
I've always enjoyed crafting, but my vicious type A personality kinda kicks into high gear, and if everything is not just so once I am done, I am unhappy with the final product. 
I'm working on that, too (as you guys will see when I post the final picture). 

Since my hair is finally starting to grow out (yay!), I can finally wear headbands and have them actually look cute! This being said, I plan on buying a lot more headbands to add to my collection, so I'm gonna need a place to keep them organized (there's that pesky type A thing again).

I've seen this oatmeal canister version of a headband holder, but it was a bit bigger than I wanted.
So I did some brainstorming (and digging through my junk drawer) and came up with this!


It's a mason jar headband holder and SUPER quick and easy to make.
My goal was to make the top have a ruffled effect, but it didn't work out exactly like that, so I added some ribbon to disguise it ;) That's why in the supplies photo below there isn't any pictured.

So, let's get to it!

Time to Complete: 
About 15 minutes

What You'll Need: 
Hot glue gun, large mason jar (with lid), pretty scrapbook paper, Mod Podge (I used matte), painting sponge, scissors, ribbon (optional), and of course your headband collection


What You'll Do:
1. Cut the scrapbook paper to fit the mason jar. I measured right up underneath where the break for the lid is.

2. Spread Mod Podge on the cut paper. I'm sure hot glue would work, but it's easier to mold the Mod Podge to fit the shape of the jar. Wrap the jar with the paper.

3. Hot glue ribbon around bottom and top of the jar. This is an optional step :) But hey, who doesn't love some ribbon?

4. Glue the lid (the closed, flat side) to the bottom of the jar. It acts as a stand so the jar stands nice and straight.

5. Add your headbands, and enjoy your new, cute way to display your headbands!

Here it is in its new home:


I already have next week's project picked out!
It's a little more time consuming and involved, but it'll be worth it, I promise :)
Oh, and I changed the DIY post day to Tuesday.
If you look at the Weekly Line Up Tab at the top of the page, you can see what's coming on Wednesdays from now on :)

Happy DIY-ing!

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