I kind of have a lot of hair accessories. They’re all inside the same drawer in our bathroom and it can be pretty frustrating just trying to find a hair tie or a decent bobby pin in the morning when they’re all scattered around with no sense of order what so ever. I knew I needed a better system for organizing my hair items so I set to work creating some drawer dividers.
- several small empty containers (empty boxes of pasta, cereal, etc)
- scrapbook paper
STEP 1: CLEAN OUT & ORGANIZE CONTENTS
STEP 2: CHOOSE BOXES & LAYOUT
I have a serious addiction to saving empty containers of any kind so I had plenty on hand to choose from. In the end I chose two boxes of green tea, a toothpaste box, a cupcake liner container, and one of my Birchboxes.
STEP 3: CUT BOXES TO FIT
Once I had my boxes chosen, I had to cut them down to the right sizes. The green tea boxes just needed a little taken off the top, but the toothpaste box needed to be shortened a few inches too. Here’s how I did that:
1-2. mark a line all the way around the box where you want it cut // 3. draw a flap on two opposite sides // 4. draw a top flap on the back // 5. cut along the lines // 6-7. fold // 8. cut off the top // 9. glue new flaps in place
STEP 4: MAKE THE BOXES PRETTY
It was easier to paint the inside of the cupcake liner container than try to fit paper around the curves, but for the boxes I chose some coordinating scrapbook paper and covered the insides and outsides. I've used the same technique to cover boxes on several past projects - see here for a good example.
STEP 5: FILL IT UP
Now all of my barrettes, bobby pins, hair ties, and headbands have their designated place inside the drawer.