By day I’m a stay-at-home-mom but I am also a part-time newborn photographer at Blue Egg Photography. Photographers tend to build up a large stash of tiebacks and headbands for girls and my collection is growing quickly so I thought it was time to build something to store them, here is a tutorial for my DIY Tie Back Holder. I think I’m going to make a second tieback holder for my daughter’s headbands and hair ties too.
I built this entirely from supplies I already on hand so it was a totally free project – my favorite kind!
– Scrap piece of lumber (mine is about 2 feet of a 2×4)
– Paint & Paint Brush
– Krazy glue or Gorilla Glue
1. First up I sanded my lumber to remove the splinters, mine was a piece of scrap wood so it was pretty rough.
2. Next I picked out my paint – I decided on Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Provence. This was a leftover can from refinishing my sewing table.
3. I added one coat of paint and waited for it to dry before adding a second.
4. Next up I lightly sanded the edges to distress the wood a bit. I used 120 grit sandpaper blocks purchased from Lowe’s.
5. Finally I used Krazy Glue to add on clothespins. Mine are about 2.5 inches long and were purchased from Michael’s. You could also use full size clothespins and you just wouldn’t be able to put as many tiebacks on your holder.
6. Add your tiebacks/headbands and enjoy!
I do still need to add a sawtooth photo holder to the back of the wood. I’m just deciding whether to add it to the top to hang it vertically or if I should put in the middle and hang it horizontally. What do you think?