Tuesday, January 20, 2009

making it extra girly

Updated to add on 5/5/09: I'm so excited to share that this post was featured on Tip Junkie in her Spring Cleaning & Organizing posts!!

Welcome to all those coming over from Tip Junkie! So glad that you stopped by. You might want to check out my obsession with baskets if you're looking for some more organizing tips. I have also shared my top 5 ways to organize toys! Or if you're in the mood to stay awhile, you can browse all of my organizing posts! And, because I can't quite keep everything the same for too long, I have already done a little makeover project with the hair accessories container.

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Over the weekend, I had a few extra minutes during the kids' naps, and so I decided to work on a couple of little projects I had been hoping to get to for quite some time.

I've been needing something other than a basket I was already using that would help organize all of the many hair accessories that are starting to accumulate, especially with my daughter's hair getting so long. Nowadays her hair most often has to be (should be) done...at least the knots brushed out.

Here's my little cutie with some bed head going on...see what I mean? It can get a little crazy!


My first project was to find a little container that could hold her curly ribbon barettes, rubberbands and some of the other larger barettes. I found this in my scrapbooking stuff, added a few alphabet stickers to spell "hair stuff" just for fun, and called it good. The see through container shows off the curly ribbon, which added a cool look, so I didn't feel like it needed any embellishments.


My second project I had been planning to do for awhile, and since my sister made Mikayla some adorable bows (sure, Kim, I'll take more!) over Christmas break, I knew I needed to get this done sooner than later.

I made the bow holder by using a wide ribbon and looping it through a key chain ring so I could hang it. I had found a cute, pre-painted wooden butterfly at JoAnn's Crafts sometime at the end of last summer, and it added the perfect touch to the top of the ribbon. Just what it needed to look complete.


My last project was the one that took the longest. I have quite a few of these little babies (empty, of course) sitting around in my garage just waiting to be used for some craftiness...


I pulled one out, got a little crazy with some Modge Podge, paper, and ribbon, added another pre-painted wooden cutout like mentioned before, and it transformed into a cute little container that can hold the much needed detangler spray, water spray bottle, brush, and comb.


These little projects have now joined Mikayla's room decor and they fit in quite nicely with the purple. I love that I can find things easily without digging through a basket.


Organized hair accessories for an almost 3-year old works for me, especially because it's fun then to do her hair like this...


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18 comments:

Amy said...

Wow that all looks so great! I really need to do this for all my daughter's hair stuff. Right now most of it is in a gallon size ziploc bag.

vicki said...

You did a great job! Love the bow holder and the can for the water bottle and hair detangler. You are so creative.
Love,
Mom

Candace said...

Those are very cool! I need to do something like that for my daughter.

Paula Constable said...

What a great crafty idea! I love the looks of your containers. Neat blog.

Smith Family said...

Love Mikayla's hair =). I can't believe she'll be THREE!

heidi said...

Great job!! Very crafty :-)

Missy said...

Cute, cute , cute! Love the transformation of the formula tin. It all looks great there on the table grouped together.Fun!

Sarah said...

Nicely done! Just today I saw Grace's hair accessory drawer and closed it because I was too overwhelmed! Love the jar idea! :-)

The Happy Housewife said...

How cute! I need to do something like this too. With two little girls, we have hair stuff everywhere!
Toni

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

Adorable!! I can't believe how sweet she is with her braids, and of course I love organization...it's soothing to me! Way to go! :)
Carrie

Angie said...

What a great way to use something that you already had! I love it!

Heidi @ Tayterjaq's Rebels said...

Those look great. With 4 girls, our "pretties" (as they have been known since our oldest was little) are kept sorted in a small, plastic 3 drawer set and then sorted still into baggies inside there. And some how I can still never find a brush when I need to do their hair.

Missy said...

Heidi, hope you don't mind me replying to your comment about the White Chicken Chili here. It is just 2 regular cans of great northern beans,over by pinto beans, etc. Please refer to my previous comment from Missy"cute, cute, cute......." I enjoy your blog.

Paula Constable said...

Just stopping back to let you know I posted link on my blog to your great ideas!

Hannah said...

Very nice! Maybe this will inspire me to get my daughter's hair accessories in order. Your little girl is such a cutie!!

Michelle Sybert said...

l be linking to this great idea in my sunday links post! seriously, super cute and clever!

Heather S. said...

Love it! My 4 year old had tons of hair and accessories! Everything is thrown into a drawer - so we can't always find what we want!! Thanks for the tips!

Anna said...

I love what you've done. I'll be there in a few months now that my daughter 2 years old is getting longer hair. And I'm thinking how many formula jars I had and could turn them into something beautiful and useful, just needed some imagination.
I love your blog.

 
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