This is not exactly a gorgeous, Pinterest-worthy project, but it is one of the most practical things I’ve ever made and it’s a great way to re-use and recycle something that was destined for the trash! My girls LOVE this simple hair accessory storage because it’s easy for them to make and use themselves, and now they can always find a hair tie or headband when they need one. No more running around the house trying to find a ponytail holder on hectic school mornings.
My youngest daughter loves JoJo bows, and those things are big! My girls also had a tendency to leave their hair accessories scattered all around the house, then not be able to find them when they needed one. We needed a storage solution that was kid-friendly, but I didn’t want to spend a ton of money on something that no one was even going to really ever see.
The coolest thing about this project is that it only takes five minutes and is fully customizable. Use a different color tape, add stickers, let the kids draw on it with Sharpies. It’s fun and practical and you can completely personalize it for your kids. Or better yet, they can do it all by themselves. Kids as young as five can do this project.
How to Make A Hair Accessory Storage Bin
You only need a few things. You can probably find the materials at the dollar store. I bought our tape and hooks at Walmart.
- One empty 42 oz oatmeal canister
- Colorful Duct tape (optional)
- Command hooks (also optional)
The oatmeal container is the perfect size for storing headbands on the outside of the container and the hollow middle lets you stash bows and barrettes inside. The hooks are a great place to hang ponytail holders for easy access. But if you wanted to, you could just have the kids color the empty canister and store everything right inside.
Step 1: Remove the paper from the outside of the oatmeal container and (optional) wrap the canister in colorful tape. The tape is only decorative, so you could easily skip that step and just have the kids decorate the plain cardboard canister with markers or stickers.
Step 2: Add several peel and stick command hooks to the outside of the canister. It’s a great way to hang ponytail holders.
Step 3: Fill the canister with bows and barrettes, hang ponytail holders, wrap headbands around the container.
All done. It is honestly one of the easiest projects we’ve ever done and our girls love it. It fits perfectly in the cabinet under our bathroom sink.
If you make one, I’d love to see a picture over on my Facebook page!
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