Empty oatmeal container=clever headband storage!
Recently I've started wearing more headbands, and I've been trying to find a good way to store them all and keep them looking nice. I Googled headband storage and found this great idea from Makoodle.
This project includes an empty oatmeal can, batting (or I used fleece), hot glue gun (yes I cringed too, but I found a good one that doesn't burn!), cute fabric, and ribbon.
When I first saw Makoodle's 'how to' I have to admit that I was not super excited about a fabric craft because I haven't used fabric in a lot of crafts. I wrote a list of what I needed and headed to my local Joann's Fabrics store. I didn't know where to start so I told a very nice store associate what I wanted to do and what I needed. She introduced me to the remnant section where I found a piece of fleece that worked as my batting:
Then, I went in search of the most feared item on my list: the hot glue gun! Chuckle as you may, I have memories (and scars!) of when I was younger and used the hot glue gun for projects-ouch! Very happily I found a 'Cool Shot' which is advertised to be safe and cooler than other guns. I have to tell you that it was a little more than a regular glue gun, but so worth it! Even when I accidently touched the 'hot' glue, I did not get burned :) Magic!
Once I got home, I cleaned out my empty oatmeal can with a damp paper towel and got to batting! I'm big on eye-balling my measurements rather than writing them down so that's what you see below:
Then I got to 'cool' gluing ;) I did two layers of the fleece:
I kept room at the top so that the lid could still fit. This way I had extra storage inside the container:
Then I glued the fabric onto the fleece:
Then I glued a ribbon around the top and seam of the container:
I attached a mock handle on the top of the lid for extra detail:
A place for everything and everything in its place :) :
P.S.: Check out all this room inside the container!: