It’s the week before the lunar new year and this is just about the time I go crazy with cleaning and organizing my house. On my long to-do list was to organize the mounds of headbands and tiaras on my daughter’s dresser. I found some great tutorials on no sew headband holders on the the Pretty Good Things and The Real Housewife blogs.
Here’s how my 6 year old daughter and I made our no sew headband and tiara holders.
Supplies for one headband/tiara holder:
– one roll of paper towels (the thicker the better – my Brawny paper towel rolls were 5 and 1/2 inches in diameter)
– one 22 inch square cut of fabric
– 2 large flowers (mine were 4 and 1/2 inches in diameter)
– 2 medium flowers (mine were 2 and 1/4 inches in diameter)
– 2 rhinestones (mine were 3/4 of an inch in diameter)
– 2 rubberbands
– glue dots
– transparent tape
– Aleene’s No-Sew fabric glue
1. Iron the fabric. (My husband jokes that the only time that I iron is for craft projects!)
2. Fold over about 1 inch of the fabric parallel to the paper towel roll and iron the crease. This fold will be the finished seam.
3. Add the fabric glue on the inside of the fabric about 1/4 of an inch from the crease. Fold the fabric over and press on the folded fabric area evenly. Using the fabric glue is how we get a finished seam without any sewing.
4. Place the paper towel roll parallel to the folded seam. Roll the other end of the fabric from the folded seam over the paper towel and secure the fabric to the paper towel roll with the transparent tape. The tape helps keep the fabric in place for a tighter roll.
5. Put fabric glue near the edge of the folded seam. The glue should extend the length of the paper towel roll. Roll the paper towel all the way and make sure to press down on the seam so it will stay in place.
6. Twist the end of the fabric loosely and secure it with a rubberband. Now take the end of the tied fabric and push it into the paper towel hole on that side. Push the fabric as far in as it will go. If you twisted the fabric too tightly, the fabric will not have room to go into the paper towel hole.
7. Assemble one large flower, one medium flower and one rhinestones into one layered flower using glue dots. Next, put fabric glue on the backside of the petals of the large flower. Then press center the layered flower on the paper towel roll hole and press the petals down.
8 . Repeat steps 6 and 7 for the other side of the paper towel roll. For the tiara holders which sit on one end, I opted to not put the flowers or rhinestones on one end because I wanted it to stand up flat.
My daughter and I made two tiara holders and two headband holders. The paper towel rolls were less than $1 each and I bought the fabric on sale for $8. I had the rest of the supplies on hand so the cost of making these 4 beauties was less than $12.
I love the way our finished headband and tiara holders look on Kara’s dresser. Can you tell that she loves pink?
Now, on to organizing all her jewelry!