I had quite a bit of duct tape left after making the headband holder, so I decided to dress up a composition notebook I had lying around.
It only took about ten or fifteen minutes and is pretty self-explanatory: apply strips of duct tape to the notebook! I do have a few tips for you: make sure the edges hang over the cover, so you can fold them under. Do the front and the back first, and the spine last.
Mostly, this post is just for inspiration. You don’t have to use mod podge to get a fun, sturdy covered notebook!
So now that Ivy is around I’m suddenly awash in headbands. They’re just everywhere. They’re in the pockets of the diaper bag. They’re on the coffee table. They’re on my nightstand, her dresser, her bed, my closet – everywhere! Obviously this is ridiculous and I needed a place to put them all.
According to my Pinterest searches research, standard procedure is to mod podge scrapbook paper onto an oatmeal canister to upcycle it into something pretty enough to hold hair bows. The problem is, I don’t really mod podge. Or have scrapbook paper, for that matter. Surely there’s another way!
(Hint: there totally is.)
I decided to use duct tape. Most of the other projects I’d seen use a candlestick on the bottom, but that seems as though it would be prone to tipping and breaking. I still wanted something to weight the bottom of the container to help it stand upright and make it look a little more ‘finished,’ so I bought a dish-type metal candle holder instead.
So, I covered the canister in duct tape, used a glue gun to attach the candle holder to the bottom…
and it was done!
I think it took about half an hour to complete, and it was a very satisfying project because I could immediately cover it in headbands. The lid is still removable, which means I can use the inside for storage, which means that baby hair accessories will no longer run amok and take over the house!