I thought I was unique. I thought I was original. I thought I had just created something really smart,..something groundbreaking. Something AMAZING! I. did. not. It wasn’t groundbreaking. NO. It had already been done.
Looking at that Quaker Oats container one day and thinking of Ruby’s pile of headbands sitting in the bathroom closet, I really thought I was onto something,…but nope. Others had done it.
6 months too late, as seen on this blog. Seriously it’s crazy though how similar ours are and I had NOT done any googling before making mine! Reminder: I thought I was the first one who had ever thought this up! A year too late, here. 2 years too late here. And, if I had gotten my act together and posted this back in September, I could have beat this cute washi tape headband holder to it! Ha!
This was all too funny, considering the day I read this post on Mrs. Priss’s blog and then right after making my AMAZING UNIQUE CREATION, I found out it wasn’t oh-so-amazing-and-unique! I can relate Mrs. Priss…Washi Tape Rage, for sure. I have Quaker Oats Container rage!!!!!!!
But, it was cute to make. And fun. And, we have definitely used it. Ruby LOVES it and thought it was A-MAZ-ING! Nice to be a momma and get appreciated,…she doesn’t know it’s all over google (don’t tell her!).
But, this is how I made mine and so far, I have to admit I haven’t seen anyone else do their Quaker Oats container the same exact way I did mine. So, there. I’m still original (I’ll fight for it!).
1. Find an old Q.O. container (the large version). 2. Measure out your fabric against the container and cut to desired size. I had some leftover scraps of a really soft, fuzzy jersey type fabric what was perfect for the hairbands and clips. 3. Once you have your fabric, use spray adhesive (spray outside…crazy fumes!) to adhere the fabric to the container. This worked GREAT for me and was SO easy to do! The adhesive makes it nice and secure, smooth, and sticks perfectly.
4. Then attach whatever style ribbon you like for the hair clips. Use hot glue on each end to adhere. I used spray adhesive on the bottom ribbon (since it was just behind for decoration) and then hot glue on the pink ribbon, since the clips were sticking to that ribbon.
So Ruby’s brushes could be raised up higher and I could see them, I added a piece of foam to the bottom to lift everything up. This part may be a little overkill, but I thought it’d be useful and I just so happened to have a styrofoam cutter and thick chunk of foam to that did the job! Thanks FloraCraft for the goodies!!
5. Measure the foam against your Q.O. container, then cut it out with your styro cutter. I used one like this. Once you’ve cut out your foam, use spray adhesive to adhere the fabric. Then pop your little foam disc inside the Q.O. container!
You are finished! You have for yourself a VERY happy Quaker Oats Headband and Hairclip Holder! And although others have made similar ones before, be proud of yourself, because you too are creative and unique (no matter what google search says!).