Introduction: Barrette Organizer

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Have you ever searched through a handful of barrettes, frustrated that you cannot find the one you want because some are facing up and others are facing down? Are you storing your barrettes on the flimsy piece of cardboard they came on? If so, it seems like it's time to get a barrette organizer! But you don't want to spend your precious dimes on a factory-made organizer. Instead, construct a cheap and partly recycled barrette organizer that will last a long time! And even better--it only takes a few minutes to make! Not only can you clip barrettes onto the organizer neatly, but you can also store things inside such as combs, pony tail holders, and more!

  • 3 Empty duct tape rolls
  • 1 (not empty) roll of duct tape
  • 2 small foam sheets
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Hot glue gun with sticks

Step 1: The Base

Stack and duct tape the three empty duct tape rolls together. You have your base!

Step 2: The Barrette Holder

Take one of your foam sheets, and fold it in half hot dog style (refer to the picture if you do not understand this terminology). Cut slits in the foam, making sure you are cutting from the inside of the foam out. Unfold the foam sheet. Wrap the foam sheet around the base, and duct tape the sheet to the base in the back.

Step 3: The Bottom

Set your organizer on top of the other sheet of foam. Trace with your pencil around the inside of the organizer. Cut out the circle from the foam sheet. Push it into the organizer's bottom by setting the organizer on top of it. Heat up your glue gun, and glue around the inside edge of the organizer's bottom. After doing so, flip the organizer upside down, and glue around the rim. Let the glue cool and dry completely.

Good job! You have finished your barrette organizer! If barrettes just aren't your thing, keep the organizer turned upside down and you have a new bongo drum! Otherwise, flip it upright!

Step 4: Organize!!

Clip your barrettes onto the foam slits, and have fun organizing! Pony tail holders, combs, brushes, headbands, and more can be stashed away in the center! 

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