Cheap, cute craft idea for organizing scrunchies

Happy Thursday! Today I want to show you a cheap, easy and cute way to keep your hair scrunchies corralled in one place.

If you’re anything like me, it’s hard to tell where you might find a hair scrunchie in the house … around a doll’s neck … on the dog’s tail (yes, this happened) … on the bathroom floor next to the, ahem, toilet … in a toolbox in the basement … you could find one anywhere. In fact, the only place you probably won’t find one is in the hair accessory basket where it belongs.

Fortunately, I’ve discovered an easy way (yes, it MUST be easy because, let’s face it, I’m lazy) to keep a good quantity of them together. I actually did this project last summer and I am still using it every day. Sometimes it’s the simple things that make the biggest impact.

I started with a piece of cardboard I had lying around the house. I trimmed it to look like this:

I grabbed some spray adhesive, scissors and cheap ribbon that I bought at Ollie’s Outlet for $1.49.

I sprayed the cardboard with the adhesive and spread it around.

Tip: A little bit of this 3M Hi-Strength 90-grade spray adhesive goes a long way. It also gets easier to work with about a minute after spraying (when it’s tacky, not soaking wet).

I trimmed a few small pieces of ribbon and adhered them to the top and bottom of the cardboard piece (to hide the raw edge at the top and bottom). Then I started wrapping the ribbon around the rest of the cardboard until the whole thing was covered.

Oh. By the way, I discovered why the ribbon was so cheap. I had to use different patterns to complete my project because there wasn’t enough of one pattern to do the whole piece. If I had it to do over, I would be sure to buy enough ribbon to cover it all in one pattern.

Here is the final result.

Total time spent on this project: 20 minutes. Time saved by not needing to search the house for scrunchies: priceless.

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2 Responses

  1. Sharon Hines says:

    clever and cute! can’t beat that. I’ve actually been trying to think of a way to corral my ponytail holders. This is the perfect solution.

    Sharon @ mrs. hines class

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