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Sunday, February 20, 2011

{Prep} {Primp } {Pretty} - How We Organize Hair Schtuff

 Aloha Friends,

Sorry if this looks like duplicate posts! I originally intended to include this stuff in the pleated basket liner tutorial, but it was getting way too long, so I thought I'd share hair pretties in their own separate post!

With three girls (plus mommy), hair supplies are abundant. Ours, however, were getting a little unruly... Ok, truthfully, I had them all shoved in an old cardboard baby wipes box, and I'd curse almost every morning as I rummaged through it to find specific items (*crap* and *shasta* are curse words for me in case you're wondering).

So when I had some left-over hardware cloth from my Ballard-inspired wire wall baskets, I decided to make a few more that would fit some of our hair schtuff.

HERE is a tutorial for the wire baskets.
HERE is a tutorial for the pleated basket liners.

I made three of the little lovelies, tied a jute bow at the top, and made a few labels. I was going to go with "Hair Crap 1", "Hair Crap 2", and "Hair Crap 3", but the linguist in me wanted something that rolled off the tongue. ;)

So I went with {Prep} - Sprays, gels, detanglers, defrizzers, and water bottle.

{Primp} - Brushes, combs, and clips that hold hair up while...well...primping.

(That pic looks better if you cross your eyes at it.)  ;)

And last but not least - {Pretty} - Headbands, elastics, bobby pins, and plain ribbons.

Of course, there wasn't enough room for ALL our pretties...luckily this was the one area I had already organized and given a home.


MUCH better than cardboard wipes box!

 And just in case you decide to sort through your own pretties:



The DIY Show Off


  1. I love this. Thank you so much for sharing! I would be honored if you would link up your super cute blog over on my blog stalkin' page.

  2. How cool. We have a lot of hair stuff since my daughter and I have long hair. Great idea.

  3. This is adorable! I love cute storage.


  4. Confession Time!!!

    I tried to cross my eyes when you suggested it above! Not even kidding!


  5. Looks great! I am for sure a sucker for good organization.

  6. That's awesome! The baskets are fabulous.

  7. OMGoodness...these baskets are soooo COOL looking...thanks for sharing your idea at NIFTY THRIFTY TUESDAYS!


  8. So darling. I might have to try this one! Thank you for sharing!

  9. I recently found your blog and I love it, I have awarded you the Stylish Blogger Award! Check it out at You definitely deserve it!!

  10. Fantastic idea! We need this with 3 girls in the house! :)

  11. Love this! You've got yourself a new follower :)

  12. That's an awesome idea! I enjoyed visiting your blog and hope that you will visit mine as well =) :

  13. I've given you a Stylish Blogger Award! You can go to my blog and get a copy of the award (copy and paste the award button)along with instructions.

  14. This is super cute and something I so need to do!! Stoppin by from All Things Heart and Home's party..would love you it link up to my party if you have a second!
    Have a great Wed!!

  15. I love these baskets!! I can't wait to make tons of these and get rid of those plastic tubs that I have! The best part is that I can make them the exact size that I want! Great job!!

  16. I love these! I've been wanting to do this to some baskets! You've inspired!!!

  17. Ooo... these basket liners are just darling!.. Love them!.. Awesome job!..

  18. These are darling! I need to do this! Since I'm the only girl in our home, they'd all be mine!!!! So cute, I will definitely try this. How fun living in Hawaii!!!!! My BIL lives there part time and part time in San Diego...tough life!!! LOL
    xooxxo, cami

  19. I absolutely love your blog. You may have already been awarded with this because I you are adorable. Thanks for blogging and sharing all of your ideas!

    Have a great weekend!

  20. Hi Charlie! I've been over here a while back, but just found you at UCreate and wanted to say hi again. These baskets are SO CUTE. I am looking for toy storage ideas for my playroom this weekend, and these might make the cut;)


  21. Hey i stumbled across your blog/ super cute. Can i ask a super random question?? my husband is deployed right now. we want to move to hawaii when he gets back this nov. we have no kids and nothing tying us down so we figured it would be a perfect time. did you say the switch was pretty easy? did you send your car over or buy one, how did you go about finding a house? so on. we only want to go very short term. so we would prob rent. but i will take any advice i can get from people who decided to move there.. my email is thank you so much.

  22. I'm featuring this project tomorrow as one of the highlights from last week's Just Something I Whipped Up party. :) xoxo

  23. These are great...I'm going to attempt this after studying your tutorial...thanks for sharing and take a visit to my blog...

  24. I have a great idea for your PRETTIES using a frame and some chicken wire, give me a few days to post it.

  25. I love the hair supply board! Did you ever post a tutorial of how to make that!? I want to make one for my daughter's room!


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