Go to the freezer and get out your little girl’s hair accessory organizer. Hair accessories in the freezer? Unheard of! Well, it’s not actually a hair accessory organizer until you make it into one. An ice cube tray, that is. Easily turn it into a cute organizer that can hold all your little girl’s ponytail ties, small hair clips and similar things. The organizers take only a few minutes to make but can be used in many different ways.
The type of ice cube tray you use doesn’t matter. Use plastic ones or metal. Use trays with large sections or small sections. You can even use trays that have unusually shaped sections, like tube shapes. If you’re using an old-fashioned metal tray, with the metal handle you have to lift up, remove the handle and use the unsectioned tray to make the organizer.
Select a material to use for covering the sides of the ice cube tray. You can use ruffled fabric, ribbon, eyelet material or similar things. The material you use should reach from the top edge of the tray to the table – no longer, no shorter. Begin in the center of one long side of the tray and start gluing the fabric around the tray. Hot glue works well to quickly hold the material. Stay right at the top edge of the tray, all the way around, then stop at the area where you started.
Set the finished organizer on a child’s dresser to hold hair accessories. Or, use each compartment to hold a single charm for a charm bracelet. The ice tray organizer can also be used in a craft room. Use it to hold beads, buttons, sequin, fake jewels and other tiny notions. Use one of the organizers on your desk. It can hold paper clips, tacks, rubber bands and more. Set another ice cube tray on your night stand and use it to separate your meds.
Make a lid for the organizer, if needed, by cutting a thin piece of cardboard. Cover the cardboard with fabric, felt or even decorative paper. If you use fabric you can then glue a ruffle around the edges of the lid to make it a little fancier. Glue on a bead or small drawer knob to use for a handle. Simply set the lid on the tray and remove as needed. The organizers are handy, cheap and look really cute. Since it only takes a couple of minutes to make one go on and head towards the freezer; your organizer is waiting for you!