I have been wanting to make one of these for a while now and am just getting around to it. No more endless digging through a cluttered, unorganized drawer in search of the right hair acessory. I first saw the idea for making this here and have seen them in a few different styles on several different blogs. Here is another version from a fun and creative blog that was just posted today as well. How funny is that? Here is how I made mine.
I took a picture frame, removed the glass and added some of the sheet metal I had left over from the bulletin board project. I painted the wood frame black.
Then I cut a peice of quilt battting the same size of the metal sheet and a peice of fabric that was an inch larger than the batting on all four side.
Then I took some grossgrain ribbon and cut 5 peices. I measured each peice by cutting them 1 inch longer than the opening of the frame. Does that make sense?
Now, I know this next part is pretty high tech, so I will try to explain it in simple terms. I took some duct tape (out of my hubby’s tool box) and taped the padding to the sheet metal. I know…brilliant! Then while the ribbons are laying where you would like them to be on the top of the upside down frame, place your material over them gently with the right side facing down.
Now, gently place the padded sheet metal into the picture frame. Now take some more duct tape and pull up the material tightly and tape it to the metal all the way around. Now make any adjustments to the ribbons so that they are evenly spaced and then tape them down as well while pulling tightly.
Now you are all finished. If you don’t want anyone to see your high tech finishing methods from the backside, simply cut out a peice of cardboard or cardstock and place into the back section to hide your duct tape!
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What a great idea, Amy! I'm also looking for a way to store those hair accessoiries of my little girl in a way that doesn't involve throwing three little boxes of stuff on the floor and then going through all of them to finally realize that the second little yellow hairclip you were searching for probably was in the fourth little box! :-) Thanks for sharing.
Lerwill Mommy says
Hm.. I think i will need a HUGE picture frame for all those cute lil' girl hair acessories. This might be a good time to go through that junk drawer and organize it! INSPIRING!
Alas. My little girls are now big girls who wouldn't be caught dead with a bow in their hair. We gave away all the hairbows to younger cousins a decade ago!
Very cute. I did a similar thing with a painting canvas on a frame and my hot glue gun. I prefer the finished look the frame gives yours….hmmmmm….I just might have to try that.
Laurie Jones says
Great idea! That would be so cute hanging on the bathroom wall. Love it!
love it! will be using this as inspiration for hair accessory storage for my daughter…i also need a way to keep pony tail elastics and poofy pony tail holders…any ideas??
Charlotte–As a matter of fact…I do. Stay tuned tomorrow!
What size frame is the one you used. I have been seeing all these cute tutes and I just wonder how big they are so I can judge how big mine should be! Thank you so much for all your great ideas! I have several of them bookmarked and on my "to make" list! :)
Christine D says
LOVE your blog!!! You have such fantastic ideas. Thanks for sharing your talent with others!!!
I love the colors you used for your board (and one can never have enough duct tape!). I have a few of these for all the hair clips I make and have even redone them when I got bored with the fabric. I usually criss crossed the ribbon, but I think next time I should do what you did so I could fit more on my board.
This is so cute. very creative. you could also use this to display your clips if you sell these at a craft fair.
Hales Family says
Oh my goodness! I think you just saved my bathroom!
Lenetta @ Nettacow says
Very cute! I linked to this on my weekly roundup post here. Thanks!
Joe, Amber and Ken says
I just came across your blog after searching for a way to make hair clip holders. Anyway, would you mind telling me how big of a frame you used so I can gage what I need to be looking for?
Amelia Harris says
I love this idea! But I do have a question I've read through many different tutorials on making these frame accessory holders and they all say to remove the glass… why? Is it just preference?
LOVE! I will be making one this weekend!
Gitte... alias ManitaS says
What a great idea! My niece will be getting one of those for her birthday, because she can never find half of her barettes…. Is there a tip to remind her to put them in the frame afterwards? ;-)
Such a great idea!
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