DIY Animal Accessory Jars: Keeping the Hair Resolution

Never mind about my resolutions, Allie, my daughter made a firm resolution this year to do her hair every morning before school. We gals with curly hair can’t just walk out of the house with out touching the rat’s nest a hard night of sleep causes. Now, when I was little, my mom brushed my hair (horrors with my curl) and sent me out the door super friz and all, much to my embarrassment. 
I’ve learned so much about curly hair since then. I’ve painstakingly taught Allie how to spray her hair with water and apply just the right amount of conditioner and curl creme to make her hair fall in beautiful ringlets, without much hassle. But, alas, when she says she wants to do her hair every morning, she means DO it–braids, french braids, high ponys, low ponys, braided pig tails, high and low. Here is a sampling of some of her favorites.
But just because somewhere deep inside she WANTS to do her hair every morning, does not always mean she’ll jump right to it. Just like trying to avoid the chocolate I’ve stashed above the refrigerator. It’s hard. I’m sure most of you moms with daughters know, there is nothing like the terror initiated on both sides when it’s time to pull out that comb or brush out and actually go “DO” it. 
I made these adorable little animal accessory jars to keep us both excited about the hair routine. There is nothing my daughter loves more than dogs (it was her first word, actually). So far, these little guys are working like a charm!
These jars are super, super easy to make, but oh so much fun. Here are the DIY instructions:
Materials:
Candy jar (Michael’s)
Mini plastic animals
Super glue
*Place a dollop of glue at the base of each foot of the animal.
*Place animal in the center of the jar.
*Let dry really well.
Voila! 
We tried ‘em with candy and then ate it all up just to make sure it worked with something else inside. Imagine all the fun things you could fill them up with. What adorable party favors or birthday gifts!
 After the candy disappeared, we filled ‘em back up with all the needed hair accessories.
How can you not want to do your hair with these little guys standing attention and waiting for you?
In a couple of hours, I’ll be heading off to Alt for the first time. I’m so looking forward to it! Then, I’m hoping that I’ll be able to announce my big news when I get back.  There’s a good reason I haven’t been able to post more than once a week, a really good one. Until then!

  1. Haha, love the GIF with the candy. Fun idea and beautiful braids!

    Can’t WAIT to hear your news!!!! xoxoxox

  2. Anne

    I love your blog and look at it daily. I think your daughter does a BEAUTIFUL job on her hair. I’m very impressed!

    • anne

      Hi Anne! Thanks so much for your lovely comment. I love her hair, too – it’s so much fun to braid!

  3. Super cute and FUN! Have a great trip!

  4. Love it! I have curly hair and so does my little girl. We do battles sometimes on our way through to getting it styled. Sometimes I consider the battle won if we just get our hair combed. Loved this post – thanks for sharing!

    • anne

      Agreed – just running the comb though it can be challenge enough. Usually once we get that far, though, we go whole hog!

  5. These are so darn cute! My daughters would love these. I use the little clear elastics in their hair and am constantly finding them all around the house as they are so easy to lose if you drop one! I’m going to keep an eye out for some cute little animals like these.

    • anne

      I know! I can barely keep track of those little rubber bands. They are the best for holding the braids, though!

  6. Cami

    Great idea and very cute! I’ve never seen this idea before. Well done! :D

    • anne

      Thanks so much Cami!

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