I wasn’t going to enter this round of iron crafter – it was a tricky secret ingredient. But then I saw the prize – a Flirty Apron! I would LOVE to win that! And so I came up with a project – I thought it was “knobs/pulls” when I made my project, but it’s really “hinges/knobs” – hope this works.
Anyways, as you can see, I made a headband holder. Headbands drive me crazy the way they take up so much room in a drawer. So they just get put various places (so much so that I can’t locate a lot right now – oh well, they’ll turn up). So I thought a drawer pull was a great solution, and the knob holds the elastic headbands. I made it to coordinate with the Hairbow Holder I made a while ago.
First I painted the edge of my board, with a little board on the front.
Then I smeared on mod podge and stuck down my paper.
When it was dry I sanded the edges of the paper for a more finished look. This is why you need to paint a white border on the top.
Then mod podge over the top to seal it all. This is the technique we used when we made the Decorative Letters.
Next, poor-man’s lettering. Since I don’t have any sort of machine that will cut letters, vinyl or otherwise, I have to improvise. I printed the lettering out and then set it on top of my board. Then I traced over it, pushing really hard with something blunt. That leaves groves on the board.
Then I just followed the grooves with my permanent marker. I referenced the printed-out lettering to see where to make the letters fatter, etc. It’s not perfect, but it works.
To attach the handle I had my helpful hubby drill the holes in the board. Then just screw them on through the holes. And that’s it.
And here’s the in-use action shot (if only I could find our plethora of headbands for a great picture – oh well)