Saturday, March 30, 2013

First Tutorial - Oatmeal Carton Headband Holder

Good Morning & Happy Easter (Again!)

As I said in the title of this post, this is my FIRST tutorial (and I'm more than a little nervous about it!) I suppose I should begin by saying this is NOT an original idea, I have found similar projects on Pinterest and simply put my own "spin" on it.

I realize this will come as a shock to you all, but I am a Girly-Girl (NO WAY!!!! YOU'VE GOT TO BE KIDDING!?!?!? LOL)
Ssssoooo, it should come as no surprise that I LOVE accessories. Scarves, fun tights/leggings, SHOES, and, of course, headbands. I've collected headbands for years and have a quite a few of them (some, rather expensive). Now, that being said, I haven't been able to find a good place in my house to keep them. Instead, I've been throwing them all into a hat box where they get all tangled together and I've broken more than one just trying to get them untangled. Just look that this MESS I've been dealing with!

I finally decided that ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!!!! And I found an Oatmeal-Box-Turned-Headband-Holder Tutorial on Pinterest and decided that's what I was going to do! I decided I wanted to do the "old book pages" look. Here's what I started with:
I happened to have a Gift Card to Michael's so I went on a little shopping trip last week and picked up my Decou-Page (pretty much the same thing as Modge Podge).
The instructions on the Decou-Page advise waiting 20 minutes between each layer of Decou-Page...I found I was able to get about three book pages on my oatmeal box at a time. I let it dry the allotted 20 minutes and added three more until the carton was complete. Let me just say, I ADORE the look!
Thank you for viewing my first tutorial! Please comment/critique!

Love, Sarah D.