General, Organization 101

Girly Room – the hairclip holder

Last Summer, I decided to redecorate the girls room. Let’s face it, they have to share it, so the least I can do for them is to make it more appealing…. At least that’s my excuse and I’m sticking to it, lol!

The decoration items are all inexpensive items that I have repurposed and all tied in together with the help of colorful fabric. The main color scheme is composed of bright tones of pink, blue, green and yellow.

Today I decided to write about the hairclip holder I made. It graces the wall in the bedroom and is a great display/storage tool for all the hairclips and headbands the girls have.

Here’s a photo of the finished project.

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I know, I know… it doesn’t really look that organized, but believe me it keeps everything off the ground and the furniture. I don’t have to always be looking for stray clips 😉

How to make it:

  • You will need the following materials: a child sized clothes hanger, foam board, fabric, trim, ribbons, hooks, hot glue gun and some spare wood.
  • Place the foam board on top of the hanger and trace a body shape, taking the curvature of the hanger as being the shoulders of your shape. Glue the hanger to the body shape. the side of the shape that shows the hanger will be the back of the piece.

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  • Cut two small pieces of wood and glue to the front of the body shape.

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  • Glue fabric to the top section of the hanger to make the bodice. Wrap the fabric around the shape and glue on the back.

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  • Glue the fabric to the bottom part. If you want a gathered look like my own, cut a rectangle of fabric a little bigger than the width of the bottom hem and gather at the top. Then, carefully glue around the sides and leave the bottom without being glued. Note that the fabric goes over the wood!

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  • Glue the ribbons to the waist of the body shape.

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  • Glue the lace or fabric trim to the neck, waist and hem of the “dress”.

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  • Carefully screw the hooks on the pieces of wood. NOTE: you might have to make small holes on the fabrics previous to screwing the hooks. I used an exacto knife and made a tiny slash. This allowed for the hook to catch the wood right away instead of getting tangled in the fabric.

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I hope that this tutorial is clear. This piece was made in the spur of the moment, so I didn’t take photos as I was going along 🙁

Feel free to ask any questions if there is anything that you don’t quite understand.

Take care,

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