The other day I made a hair-clip organizer for the girls. I did it because their hair clips were getting out of control and getting lost all over the place. So I decided to organize them. I can’t pass this idea off as my own. While I didn’t directly use anyone else’s tutorial, I know that I probably saw the idea or something similar online… just a little disclaimer there! But I did take pictures while I was doing it, so if you want to make your own, doing it the way I did it, you are welcome to do so!
Here is what you will need:
– An old frame
– A piece of fabric slightly bigger than the frame
– A hot glue gun
– And, of course, hair clips!
So, you’ll want to start with a frame. It might be ugly, it might have lost its glass, or you might just want it to use for this project! Mine was kind of ugly and also broken, so I used it 🙂
Next you want to choose a piece of fabric. I used white because I had a lot of cheap white fabric on hand.
Lay the frame down on the fabric and cut around the frame, leaving enough extra fabric around the edges to be able to wrap around the edges of the frame.
Next get out your handy-dandy glue gun! Lay the fabric down, and the frame face-down on top of it. Make sure the frame is centered in the middle of the fabric! Squeeze out a strip of glue and wrap the fabric around the frame to the back, gluing the fabric to the back of the frame.
Do the same thing with the opposite edge.
Now you need to make sure that the fabric will look nice on the sides, so fold in the corners as if you were wrapping a birthday present.
And then fold up and hot-glue to the back of the frame. Do the same with the remaining side.
Ta-da! Here is the back:
And the front:
Now it’s time for the fun, colorful part! You can choose to have your hair-clip organizer oriented vertically or horizontally. I chose horizontally.
Find some ribbons and lay them out on the front of your frame the way you like.
The other reason I decided to orient my frame horizontally is that some of my ribbons were not very long, so this was the only way they would fit. Also because they weren’t very long, there wasn’t enough ribbon to wrap them all the way around to the back, so I glued them to the top/bottom.
Start with the top. I found it worked easier (to get them spaced evenly) to glue them all to the top first.
And there you have it! Obviously I’m not a perfectionist,as my ribbons aren’t *quite* straight!
Now, put the hair clips on it, and hang it up! You can either hot glue another ribbon to the back to use as a hanger, like I did, or just pound a couple of nails into the wall, and hang the frame directly on them.
And, if you are like me, your little girl will climb up on the bathroom counter right after you hang up your new hair-clip organizer, admiring all the beautiful hair-clippies…
And then ham it up for the camera with newly-discovered hair clippies in her (short) hair!
And that’s it! You know, I realized when I was almost done making this that it could be done a lot easier and simpler if you just had a small/medium canvas (you know, the kind you buy to paint on…) You could paint it whatever color you wanted, and then just hot glue the ribbons to it… no fabric involved!
Well anyway, I hope you liked my little “tutorial”! If you end up feeling inspired and making one, let me know!