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Monday, June 29, 2015

Easy DIY hair accessories organizer

Today I bring you a very simple and useful project: a hair accessories organizer. I made it for my daughter, so it matches her room decor specifically, but with a little imagination anyone can adjust the design to match another child or even an adult room. 

easy DIY hair accessories organizer




It all started with this:

easy DIY hair accessories organizer


Yep, it's a mess. The little princess box that used to hold my daughter's hair clips, pony tail holders. necklaces, bracelets and similar stuff was not only filled to the but overflowing. And the worst thing was we needed to pull everything out whenever she decided she wanted a specific item that, invariably, would be found exactly at the bottom of the box.

So for some time now I trying to come up some sort of organizing solution that was easy for her to use and maintain. Initially I thought about using a picture frame and just add rows of ribbon to hold the hair clips. But then I decided it would be better to have a couple of pockets as well, for hair brushed, combs, etc. 

And so the hair accessories organizer was born. It's made of felt, fabric and ribbon and comes together in less than an hour (if you can work uninterrupted; I never can...). And the best thing is, everything came from my stash, so I didn't have to spend additional money make ir.
 
easy DIY hair accessories organizer

I started with a rectangle of felt, which I rounded up at the top, to give it a bit more style (basically, I drew a shape onto a piece of paper and then used it as a pattern to cut the felt. 

easy DIY hair accessories organizer
 easy DIY hair accessories organizer
easy DIY hair accessories organizer

Then I added a series of felt flowers. The shapes and colors were chosen by may daughter to match the flowers on her rug (of which I forgot to take pictures, but you can see it briefly here, from when I posted about her room makeover), though just this morning she told me she now wants to add a butterfly too...

easy DIY hair accessories organizer

The flower shapes were cut using the Sizzix and are simply glued onto the fabric. 

easy DIY hair accessories organizer

Then came the pockets. I folded a piece of fabric in half and cut a rectangle slightly larger than the felt (see below). 

easy DIY hair accessories organizer

With some hand stitches at the bottom of the fabric I gathered it a little...

easy DIY hair accessories organizer


...and then pined it onto the felt, as shown below. 

easy DIY hair accessories organizer

easy DIY hair accessories organizer

After sewing, I folded the fabric back up and them pinned the sides too. Because the bottom of the fabric was gathered, pockets have greater capacity to carry stuff, which is the whole purpose of this exercise. 

easy DIY hair accessories organizer
 easy DIY hair accessories organizer


Here is how it looked after sewing:

easy DIY hair accessories organizer
easy DIY hair accessories organizer

The next step was adding the ribbon. I cut and pinned four pieces of ribbon for hair clips and another piece with velcro sewn on the edges, to hold necklaces, headbands, etc.

easy DIY hair accessories organizer


After sewing all that ribbon, all was left to do was to add another piece of ribbon to hang the hair accessories organizer. 
 
easy DIY hair accessories organizer

With one large needle I pulled the ribbon through the felt and tied a knot at the back (if you find it difficult to do this with a needle, just punch a hole in the felt and go from there).

easy DIY hair accessories organizer
 easy DIY hair accessories organizer


And then, the final touch: because I only had small scraps of ribbon left, I added a small bow right at the top, over the place where the hanging ribbon enters the felt.

easy DIY hair accessories organizer

Here it is, the end result:

easy DIY hair accessories organizer


Initially I thought of hanging it on the wall, and I may still do it in the future...

easy DIY hair accessories organizer

...but for now it stays on her coat rack, whitin easy ready of her four year old little hands.

easy DIY hair accessories organizer


And her dresser? Back in order, at least for now (though by the looks of the box, I can make and fill another hair accessories organizer...). Let's hope it stays like this for s while. 

easy DIY hair accessories organizer
 easy DIY hair accessories organizer


Enjoy,







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33 comments:

  1. Oh my, you have a great tutorial and great idea for making the hair organizer. Love it. Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop! I hope you’ll join us again next week!

    Cheers,
    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick
    http://www.The-Chicken-Chick.com

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  2. You always make the cutest things, and this is also very practical! Thanks for sharing at Together on Tuesdays :)

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    1. Thank you Lisa! Have a great weekend!

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  3. Oh I totally need one of these. My daughter's clips are seriously getting out of control! I know she would love this in her room.

    Thanks for linking up to Marvelous Monday on Smart Party Planning.

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    1. Thank you for stopping by Catherine. These are very easy to make, but let me know if you have any questions!

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  4. This is so creative! :)

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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    1. Thank you Jess, have a wonderful weekend!

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  5. Thank you for stopping by my blog and pinning my post.
    This post is super awesome. My Mom loves stitching and will tell her to make this. Awesome DIY!!

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  6. I love it, thank you for sharing with us xx

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  7. This is such a clever way to organize hair accessories. Thanks for sharing your creation at the #AnythingGoes Link Party.

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  8. I'm dropping by from Worthwhile Wednesday link party. What a great idea for keeping girls' hair clips and bows organized!! Thanks so much for sharing.

    I have a link party that I'm trying to grow. I invite you to share this idea (and a couple of others) at my Grandma Ideas Sharing Time link party at http://grandmaideas.com. My readers would LOVE this idea, too! The party goes from Wednesday through Friday at midnight so it ends tonight. I hope you can drop by and add your link before it ends. If not, you can participate in next week's link party.

    All the best,
    Nina

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    1. Thank you Nina! I love link parties! I've added my links to this week's party and I've also added it to my link parties page, so I won't miss any of the upcoming parties! Have a great weekend!

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  9. Super cute. Pinned and tweeted. Thank you for bringing this to our party and we hope to see you on Monday at 7 pm. Lou Lou Girls

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  10. This is super cute and I bet your daughter loves it. We made my daughter a hairbow tree using an old Christmas tree. Thank you for sharing this on the #HomeMattersParty and I hope you will come back and share again.

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  11. This is so darling, thanks for joining Turn it up Tuesday Linkup

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  12. Cute!! Thanks for sharing on My 2 Favorite Things on Thursday - Link Party!! Hope to see you again tomorrow!! Pinned!

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  13. Cute idea! I definitely need this with all the hair accessories my two girls have! Thanks for linking up with Share The Wealth Sunday

    xoxo
    Lisa

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    1. Girls and their hair accessories...Thank you for stopping by Lisa!

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  14. Her room looks cute with the new organizer!!
    Congratulation on being a feature on he Turn It Up Tuesday!
    Karren

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  15. Thank you, thank you, thank you for sharing this at my link party. You are such a sweetie. I really appreciate it -- and hope you continue sharing your great ideas at my linkies!

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    1. Thank you for the opportunity to share! Have a great weekend!

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