Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Taming the Hair Beastie

Three little girls means a lot of hair-type junk. Hair ties, clips, slides, grips, brushes, combs, headbands...ugh. For years we've kept it all (well, mostly) in a plastic food container. Occasionally, little fingers would tip it all on the floor and my blood pressure would hit the roof. But those days are gone! (Please don't burst my bubble - I'd like my blissful ignorance to last a while.) And it's all because of this:
I based it on this tutorial, with some changes. First, I wanted to store the hair ties on pegs, since we have so many. I used three, but next time I would add another for good measure. Also, I used just one strip of clear elastic for the clips, but again, I underestimated how many clips we have and wish I'd added another.
For basic construction, I stapled the fabric onto a cork board I bought at JoAnn's, after stitching the pockets on.Because of it's placement in the bathroom, it helpfully covers over the electrical outlet, which we rarely use. No worries about wet little fingers is a definite bonus.

Of course, this is only helpful if it's actually used, but it's so nice to be able to look and see what's where without having to make a mess to find matching clips. I think it will probably be used, for a little while anyway, even if only for the novelty factor. And it is exciting have a special, girly-styled organizing tool. Surely, I'm not the only one who thinks so!

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