Because I carry such a large amount of inventory, for me, table space is very limited when setting up my booth at an event or sale so I was trying to find something to use as a headband holder that did not take up so much (or any) table space. I cannot remember where I saw this idea but I thought I would try it out (could have been Pinterest or Facebook) and I love it!
I went to Lowes and found a 6' Duct pipe that was 4" in diameter. You can probably find other types of pipe for cheaper and have it cut to the size you want but this was already the size I wanted and it was the right diameter too so I decided to go with it. Sometimes, for me the convenience and the time I will save is well worth the few extra dollars I might have to spend!
So now that I found the pipe I needed, I had to figure out a base for it. Well, being as how it has no way to attach to anything, I first had to figure out what to use on the bottom of the pipe so that it could be attached to some sort of base. Right next to where I found the duct pipe at Lowes, you should be able to find several different pipe connectors and end caps, etc. I used a connector piece that fit around the bottom of the pipe.
This connector has screw holes that allowed me to screw it to a small square piece of wood to create a sturdier base. I tried it with just the white connector piece but it toppled over way to easy so it's best to screw it to a more solid foundation.
Once I finished the base, I needed to make it look presentable...after all, who wants to look at ugly black pipe? I had to Paparazzify it with some PINK! Lol! I used fleece material to sew a cover that fit snugly over the 4" pipe and it helps to hold the headbands in place without slipping. It holds lots of headbands, can be tucked in a corner, put out in the open or wherever you have room for it so it's a perfect addition to my booth without using up precious table space! Putting the shopping baskets on the base is also helpful to keep people from tripping over it. :)
My name is Colleen Menning and I have been a Paparazzi Independent Consultant since September 2014. I hope that some of these posts inspire you to build your business and learn from what I have learned through trial & error.