I needed a quick and easy way to organise them all. I didn't want to do much or any sewing.
Even though I loved the idea of making a caddy which would hang over a coat hanger - we don't like making holes in the wall, and I would have nowhere to hang it.
I didn't want to spend much or any money.
Result: A stand-up polystyrene board cut to size, covered in fabric, with attached ribbons. Cost: zero. Time taken: half an hour.
A piece of polystyrene board (or cork board, which was my original plan, but couldn't find any).
A ruler, cutter, pen, a fat quarter (a nice piece of quilting cotton), some ribbons, and some drawing pins and sewing pins.
Instructions: Measure the polystyrene or cork board to the size you want. Mine is 30 cm x 35 cm, because I want it to fit in the cupboard.
Cut out the board. Vacuum up all the millions of tiny polystyrene balls which go everywhere as you cut. Perhaps a hot wire would have worked better, but I didn't have one to hand.
Iron your piece of fabric, then lay the board on the wrong side of the fabric, and begin pinning. Pull the fabric taut so it is neat and tidy on the right side.
Endevour to make nice, neat and tidy mitred corners, but don't worry too much! No-one is going to see them.
Ta-dah! One covered board....now for the ribbons.
Cut your ribbons to size, tie a knot in the end or cut on the bias to stop the unravelling. Pin them to the board. Then take a wider piece and cover the tops of the ribbons with it. I used long sewing pins to pin this piece to the sides of the board.
I then at a loss, as I realised I had nowhere for the elastics...a few bead-headed sewing pins (long, quilter's pins), fixed that problem. You might come up with something a little prettier...I was working with what I had on hand.
And voilà! The finished product, with all hair-clips and elastics neatly arranged and ready to go.