How to Store Hair Accessories


Bows, headbands, and clips: oh my! With so many fun options to put in your hair, it’s no wonder why you’d end up with a ton of hair accessories. Shoving all of your accessories into a drawer can leave you with an unorganized mess, and it might slow you down as you get ready in the morning. Fortunately, there are tons of cute ways to store your hair accessories so you can grab what you need right away.


[Edit]Use clear cookie jars for a see-through solution.

  1. You won’t have to dig through messy drawers with these containers. Find some clear glass or plastic cookie jars with lids, then fill them up with your bows, headbands, and ribbons.[1]
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    • You can find containers like this at most home goods stores or online.
    • Depending on how many accessories you have, you might need a couple containers.

[Edit]Wrap headbands around an oatmeal container.

  1. This one’s a reusable DIY. Grab your empty oatmeal container and wrap a piece of fabric around the outside, then use hot glue to keep it in place. Set the container upright on your counter or dresser, then wrap your headbands around it for handy storage.[2]

    • Try matching the fabric you pick to the rest of your decor for a seamless look.
    • You can make a few of these if you have a lot of headbands to store.

[Edit]Organize drawers with plastic containers.

  1. Your hair accessory drawer doesn’t have to look like the junk drawer. Add 3 to 6 clear plastic containers at the bottom of your drawer, then group your accessories by color, type, or size.[3]

    • This is a great way to save on storage space in a smaller bathroom.
    • If you can’t find clear containers, use colorful or sparkly ones instead.

[Edit]Use up vertical space with stackable bins.

  1. Don’t let any space go to waste. Buy some plastic stackable bins, then arrange your accessories in a tall tower.[4]

    • You can put your tower of accessories inside of a cabinet to hide it, or leave it out in the open for easy access.
    • Look for stackable bins at most home goods stores or online.

[Edit]Try a cake stand for an elegant solution.

  1. Who says decoration has to be plain? Find an elegant cake stand, then arrange your hair clips and bows in the center. Put the cake stand on your dresser for a cute centerpiece.[5]

    • You can also hang your earrings off the side of the cake stand.
    • Find a plain white cake stand for the easiest decoration, or go bold with a patterned one.

[Edit]Group your elastics together with a carabiner.

  1. If you’re always on the hunt for a hair tie, this solution is for you. Buy a carabiner and slide all of your elastics onto one end, then shut the carabiner. Throw it into a drawer, then open up the carabiner anytime you need a new hair tie.[6]
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    • You can find carabiners at most outdoor supply stores.
    • You can also do the same thing with short, skinny headbands.

[Edit]Keep your bobby pins in one place with a magnetic paper clip holder.

  1. Bobby pins always manage to disappear. You can keep them in one spot by throwing them into a paper clip holder to keep them grouped together.[7]
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    • You can put the paper clip holder on your bathroom countertop or the top of your dresser.
    • Look for a magnetic paper clip holder at any office supply store.

[Edit]Try a jewelry organizer for an easy solution.

  1. It comes with so many tiny pockets! Find a jewelry organizer that hangs on the back of your door, then put your clips, bows, hair ties, and headbands all in one place.[8]
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    • You can find jewelry organizers at most home goods stores.
    • Try arranging your hair accessories by color, size, or shape.

[Edit]Use ribbons for a beautiful display.

  1. If you want to show off your hair accessories, try a few ribbons. Pin a long length of ribbon to your wall with a push pin, then attach your clips and bobby pins to it.[9]
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    • Add multiple ribbons to your wall for a multi-dimensional hanging.
    • You could also hang your ribbons off a wall-mounted coat hanger for extra storage space.

[Edit]Glue clothespins to a wooden board for wall storage.

  1. This works well for a rustic-themed room. Place 5 to 10 clothespins on a wooden board, then use hot glue to attach them with the clips facing down. Mount your wooden board to the wall with screws, then use the clothespins to hold headbands and bows.[10]

    • If you want this decoration to look a little more modern, paint the clothespins white before you glue them on.
    • Clothespins are super gentle, so they’re great for holding soft headbands or bows.

[Edit]Try a weekly pill organizer for small rubber bands.

  1. Small elastics tend to get lost in large storage solutions. If you use a lot of tiny elastics, keep them in one spot by putting them into a weekly pill organizer.[11]
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    • Try grouping your elastics by color to keep them organized.
    • You can find pill organizers at most drug stores or pharmacies.
    • You could also use a pill organizer to keep small earrings or studs.

[Edit]Make your accessories into art with ribbon and a board.

  1. Who says storage can’t be pretty? Find a large wooden board and use hot glue to attach 3 to 5 lengths of horizontal ribbon across it. Clip barrettes, bows, and clips onto the ribbon, then mount the board to your wall with screws.[12]
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    • Try painting your wooden board a bright color to make it the focal point of your room.
    • White ribbon goes with any color, while brightly colored or patterned ribbon can be matched to the color of your board.


  • Keep your storage solution near a mirror so you don’t have to go far to grab a hair accessory.



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