The Hairy Details

So after yesterday’s heavy release here is something a little lighter for Throwback Thursday.

I have been collecting hair bobs for awhile.


This collection started when I was working at Worlds of Fun, an amusement park in KC. I started the summer after high school and worked there every summer until I moved to SC for grad school.


They were sticklers on wearing a uniform. For 6 summers I essentially wore the same clothes over and over again for 60ish hours a week.

wof collage 1

And I have pretty unruly hair on a normal day. Then add sweat and humidity to the mix, and you have a massive frizz ball. Thank you Missouri summers.

wof collage 3

So my answer to not only control my crazy stray locks, but also try to seem like an individual with some pizazz, was headbands. And the couple summers I had short hair, clips and hair bows. I really did try to look cute in a skort and tennis shoes with a pocket protector. The headband totally masks the big dork factor right? It must have worked because this is where Tom fell in love with me!

wof collage 4

With all that said, after several years working at the park and now 5 years removed, I have quite the collection.

The basket does well to hold all the headbands, but I cannot always see the bows.

We broke a frame a little while ago for another project, but I didn’t want to throw it away. We also had all of the other supplies left over from previous projects. My grandma comes out of me in the best of ways. Never waste anything.

Supplies needed:

  • frame
  • spray paint
  • ribbon
  • hot glue gun
  • love of hair trinkets
  1. Spray paint the frame
  2. Cut out strips of ribbon that are the length of the frame.
  3. Hot glue the ribbon tight to the edges of the frame. Glue it on the back of the frame.
  4. Hang on the wall!

This is a very quick project, and it also livens up the wall too.



This would be a great gift idea for all those little girl bows that are all the rage for kids these days.

Or for a 28 year old friend…just saying.

So thank you Worlds of Fun for starting this hair thing obsession.

wof collage 2

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