I am still in the middle of my decluttering project but I had to share this next craft with you guys. Pea has long, luxurious, snarly hair so I always put it up. If you have a little girl with long hair or long hair yourself you probably have the same problem I have… you can never find hair elastics! This upcycled hair tie holder is the perfect craft for you!
Elastic bands everywhere until I actually need one–then they hide. While I was corraling them and sorting through toys, I came up with this cute way to repurpose a broken toy. I have seen dinosaur versions of this container and thought it would be a perfect diy hair tie holder.
Really any toy with arms or a part that can be used to hand things on would work for this. Princess Pea happens to be partial to princesses…
gorilla glue/super glue
I wanted the hair tie holder to match another project I am working on for Pea’s room so I used a small strip of matching paper to tie in the two projects. I simply coated the strip with modge podge and encircled the jar with it.
I painted the top of the jar in a complimentary color. After it was dry, I finished it with a coat of gloss.
After the polycrylic gloss was dry, I glued the princess toy onto it. You can use super glue, epoxy, double sided extra strength foam tape or whatever you have on hand.
I put the extra elastics inside the jar with a couple hanging from the princess’s outstretched arm for convenience! I like that the jar is clear and see through.
I have tried using upcycled tin cans to organize her hair ties (like the one pictured below) but she tends to carry the cans around with her and put other little treasures that she collects in it. This craft is fairly specific in its purpose so I hope my princess leaves it on the dresser where it goes!
This was an easy and practical upcycle craft and she LOVES it!
For more crafts like this one, head on over to my crafts page!