Easy DIY Headband Holder
I recently had a baby girl, so we’ve got lots and lots of bows and headbands around here! 😀 It had been 11 1/2 years since our first girl….and with 3 boys between our 2 girls, we hadn’t used baby girl headbands in a long time!
I won’t say we went crazy purchasing bows in every color, shape, and size…..butttt within a few months we had accumulated QUITE a lot of headbands and bows. ❤️
I can’t seem to pass up beautiful headbands if they’re on sale….they just look too cute on my curly-headed blonde baby! And I’m loving having a girl again, so I’m all in with the pretty things. 😆🤷♀️
I quickly realized that I needed to come up with the perfect storage solution for baby headbands and bows…..the little basket on top of her dresser just wasn’t working.
I’d dig and dig for the perfect headband, and they’d be all a mess. Plus I couldn’t see them all at a glance.
A couple weeks ago, I decided to take a walk around IKEA (my favorite place for storage solution ideas!!) to see what I could come up with for an easy and cheap DIY headband holder hack.
After a slow stroll through the store, I ended up with several items in my cart, still unsure what was the best solution for the best price. I was standing in the frames and artwork section that’s near the end of the walk-through…..then my eye caught exactly what I was looking for! And what do you know — I had the exact size rail in my cart that would work with the shelf that caught my eye.
The perfect match for a headband holder hack.
This is absolutely the best and easiest solution for organizing my daughter’s headbands, and I love it so much that I have to share with you guys!
Here’s what you need to make this easy DIY headband holder:
IKEA’s KUNGSFORS stainless steel S-hooks (as many as you’ll need)
Here’s a photo of the products I bought >>
So simple – you just need 3 things plus screws.
You’re going to attach the rail under the shelf, so make sure to get screws that will be perfect for the depth of the rod + shelf. You won’t want them to be too long or they’ll pop through the top of the shelf. You may want to run into the hardware store with these products in hand. 😉
Pre-drill holes into the picture ledge or it will be really hard to screw the rail into it. I’m speaking from experience. 😁
:: PIN FOR LATER ::
So easy! Once you’ve DIY-ed your headband holder with this fun shelf + rail hack, just attach it to the wall where you want it! I love that the picture shelf comes with little white stickers to cover the screws once it’s on the wall. 👍🏼
Hang those S-hooks and you’re ready to organize headbands!
Along with my S-hooks, I cut 2 long pieces of this pretty pink velvet ribbon I had in my craft stash. I simply took each piece (one at a time), folded it in half to make a loop, put it around the rail, and then drew the ends through the loop and pulled to secure.
This made the perfect “ribbon tail” to attach clip bows to!
❤️ How prettyyyyy with all these bows up on display, don’t you think?! ❤️
One reason I love this picture shelf + rail combo so much is that it not only organizes, but it also has that shelf for decorating!!
Here’s what I put on my baby girl’s headband shelf:
I’ve kept it simple (so far) — with a DIY “love you” wood cutout I bought at Hobby Lobby, a DIY no-cost jar for the little clips and barrettes that needed a place, and a DIY wooden block photo holder + photo.
These three things cost me *barely anything* – it’s easy (& fun!) to find ways to add on-a-budget decor to spaces like this!
This “Love you to the moon and back” wood cutout (which was something like $3??) didn’t come with the black base. I just painted a block of scrap wood I had, and then hot glued the word cutout (that I had already painted and glittered) onto it so it could stand up. Super simple.
Then for the little jar, I just cleaned out a little salsa jar that was headed to the trash.
To add the pink to the base, here’s my little hack: cut the top off a balloon and stretch the big part over the jar. Tada! 30-second makeover!
Then I just glued some knit yarn around the top. Done. ✅
This easy DIY idea I got from Christine at Design for Mankind. I used a much bigger piece of wood than she’s using for her placecards, but it’s the same idea with just sawing an indent in the top with a hobby saw.
I do love the dip-dyed look she put on hers and might try that sometime! But for this one, I just did a quick coat of gray spray chalk paint, and then I gave it just a gentle rub with sandpaper to give it a weathered look.
I had ordered “mounted” photos when I did my last family photos order (I prefer Mpix for my prints!), so basically they come mounted on 1/16″ matboard so that they’re sturdy and stand up well.
How cute this turned out! I’m really happy with how easy it is to grab a headband for my baby now! 😀
Every baby girl needs a couple more headbands. 🥰 While you’re feeling crafty, why not try a couple of these?! 😀