Picture Frame Hair Accessory Holder

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Special note: This post could also be titles, "What to do when your project starts to go wrong." That would be because this project almost went completely south. But I think it turned out all right in the end.



As I’ve mentioned before, one big challenge in having girls is the hair. Both my husband and I have basically straight hair, but apparently my “just enough wave to cause problems” hair has been passed on to all my children. Luckily enough for us, the babies have not had much is the hair growth department, but my four year old has pretty blond hair that is about shoulder length. And with long hair comes...hair accessories. I’ve managed to contain the little ponytail holders in a little “treasure chest” but we have been looking for a way to contain the hairbands and hairbows. I had something for the hairbows but since we are redoing her room, I wanted to have a different look.

Enter this post at theparopost: a cute pink hairbow holder--not crazy about the color, but I thought the idea sounded cheap and easy--two things I definitely like!

This is exactly what I wanted. So I grabbed an old frame:


Then I painted it, and then took some sandpaper to the edges to antique it.


Then I grabbed my staple gun and some grosgrain ribbon—I wanted something a little more dynamic than the original, so I put the ribbon at angles.

Then I realized that the staples were too long for the wood of the frame. Perhaps I should have planned better….

But then I improvised, and covered the staple with homemade bows.





Then we put the hooks in. I opted for a larger hook to accommodate more hairbands per hook instead of a whole bunch of hooks.

And here is the finished product. I think I see something similar for the twins in the future! This project cost me nothing. The frame was an old certificate frame, the paint was a free Valspar sample, and I had the ribbon, staples, hooks, and glue on hand!



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10 comments

  1. I really like this project. We have three little girls so I'm sure I'll need to find more space for hair accessories at some point.

    We'd love for you to link up to our Finished Friday blog party.

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    1. What I've discovered is that lots of space for all accessories is needed! ;-)

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  2. Love it so cute. I have 2 girls and I'm always looking for ideas like this. Thanks for sharing.
    Rose @ A Rosie sweet Home
    http://www.arosiesweethome.com/

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    1. Thanks for stopping by! I hope you can use the idea.

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  3. We love this cute idea!! The hair accessories can take over at times, so this is great!! We appreciate you linking up with us!! It's so fun to see all of the great ideas and recipes! We hope to see you back again soon! -The Sisters

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  4. This is super cute! Found it on How to Nest for Less.

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  5. What a cute little design:) My granddaughters would love this and their mom would appreciate it:) Just dropping in form Just a party with My Peeps to invite you to share this at Freedom Fridays. Hope to see you there!

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    1. Let me know if you make it for your grandkids.

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  6. That is just absolutely adorable! I love it when form meets function in such a darling way. :-)

    Marlene
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