I traced a dress Elliott currently wears and adjusted the measurements a bit to create the shape and winged it from there. (I am happy to report that the whole process, start to finish, took about 45 minutes. A great nap time project!) I may eventually make a tutorial for those of you who have extra napkins lying about. Yay!
A few weeks ago, Jessica from Sew Homegrown shared how she uses spools to organize her daughter's pony tail holders. Brilliant, right? I made a barrette organizer for Elliott's hair clips a while back, and am now re-thinking the design--in an effort to include mounted spools for pony tail holder organization. Here's what I made:
It's simply an old frame (that I spray painted) with the glass removed and the insert is wrapped in fabric and quilt batting. I added some thick ribbons running vertically before securing the frame's insert, and I won't lie--the vertical ribbons are affixed with duct tape (a girl's best friend). This was a very simple, cheap and quick project and it really has kept us organized.
By using a flatter and wider frame, you could attach spools along the bottom of the frame (or anywhere, really) and utilize both organizing techniques in one. Maybe I'll get motivated to do that soon!
Any other clip/barrette/pony tail holder organization tips/ideas/suggestions?