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"Over the years I have made several of these. Speaking from personal experience, I can tell you that these boxes -when used in the pictured position- are not strong enough on their own to hold very many books or magazines for very long. Eventually they will sag and become an eyesore. Preventing the eyesore from happening is simple - turn the boxes on their side once they are completed, and Voila! They are an EXCELLENT way to wrangle in all that clutter and chaos we often find throughout our home and office. There is also another way to make them strong and that is to REINFORCE THEM. Personally, I like to do this when I need to use the boxes for flimsier items like loose papers that have a tendency to curl on their edges if stored on their sides or when not packed tightly. Reinforcing the boxes means you can put a lot more weight into them even while they are laying flat like they are in the picture. I reinforce my boxes with a very thin wood that can be purchased at almost any hardware store - it is called Louon (my spelling is probably off but it is pronounced LEW-ON). It is very cost-effective and extremely easy to work with. Add to this that it is VERY VERSATILE and you have a great solution to making even very flimsy projects much more stable. I hope this helps! BTW USPS boxes are legal to use BUT ONLY if you PURCHASED them OR they are USED. IF you are thinking about using new boxes that were FREE from the USPS Priority Mail Services - then you would be breaking the law. New FREE Boxes MUST be used only for Mail. Boxes that are Purchased or Used should be OK."

Wire and Fabric DIY Headband

Wire and Fabric DIY Headband
Wire and Fabric DIY Headband
This image courtesy of theseamanmom.com

In the Designer's Words: "Having a bad hair day? Make a cute and practical DIY Wire Headband and spice up your summer look with this easy and quick tutorial!"
Learning how to make headbands is a great way to add cheap and unique accessories to your hair’s wardrobe. The problem is, oftentimes, DIY headbands do not have a ton of staying power. If you have ever tried to wear a fabric headband all day you know full well that they can slip and slide. The Wire and Fabric DIY Headband is the perfect solution to a no-fuss look. This smart headband design wraps around your head and stays put, allowing you to go about your day and not waste a single moment fretting over an unruly DIY hair accessory.

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Time to CompleteUnder an hour

Sewn byBoth Hand and Machine

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This reminds me of the wire edged ribbon which is so nice to bend into proper shape. Making sure the wire is secured in the outer seam edges keeps this headband secure and i think it would be easy to use and do a great job keeping your hair in place. I bet you could use floral guage wire but it might be good to add further padding so the wire does not eventually breakthrough fire repeats use or through washing. Though I would think hand washing would be best. Love this idea, thank you for sharing!

Wow, what a wonderful way to hold up my hair. I love hair accessories, and since I have long hair, I do need to keep it up and out of the way. I really like that these have wire in them to really hold up my hair. I am just wondering though what gauge of wire is right for this kind of project?

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