Before I proceed, can we all just sit back and admire these glittery clothespins? I mean, if these don’t make you want to sprinkle generous amounts of glitter onto everything in sight, I just don’t know what will.
So, when I originally put Bonnie’s nursery together, I put Bonnie’s hair things in a pretty storage basket on a shelf in her closet. I like to keep clutter hidden. I like everything to have its place, and I like it to stay in its place unless it’s being used. I’d seen lots of cute ideas for headband storage, but I thought I wanted her hair things hidden away, and not creating eye clutter.
But finally, after six months of getting Bonnie dressed, I realized that having her hair things all tossed in a basket it just not practical. She has a lot of headbands, so every time I want one, I have to dump all the contents of the basket into her crib, or onto her floor or changing table. Then I have to find the one hair accessory I’m looking for, and then I have to put everything back into the basket. And then, of course, I have to put the basket back onto the shelf in the closet. And then I have to shut the door because I hate open closet doors.
All of this work is usually not worth it, and so Bonnie ends up leaving the house without a headband.
Something’s gotta give. I mean, life is too short not to wear headbands. Especially when you’re as bald as Bonnie is.
Hence, the white, glittery clothespins. And many thanks to the creative blogger from whom I borrowed this idea:
I am kind of smitten with the final product. This little project was quick, easy, and almost free. I found the wood in my dad’s garage while we were visiting over Christmas. It had to be stained, which cost me $4 and about ten minutes. I also had to buy the glitter and clothespins, which came in at just under $5. So the total cost of the project was less than $10, and I could not be happier with the result.
Neither could Bonnie apparently: