DIY creaseless hair ties

I’m a bit obsessed with those cute creaseless hair ties that you see everywhere. I usually keep one on my wrist so that I can throw my hair into a ponytail at any given time. They make a nice addition to my afternoon workouts, too. I can take my hair down afterwards without the worry of annoying creases that come with ponytails. Plus, how cute are they?

The problem is, they can be costly. I’ve seen them at local boutiques for as much as $2.50. Which is crazy, it’s a hair tie and every girl knows, you need more than one hair tie. They looked easy enough to make, so I set out to make my own and save a little money in the process.

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Here is what you’ll need:

  • 5/8 inch foldover elastic, I ordered mine here. To get the best price, order in bulk and have them mix up the colors. For example, you can do 100 yards of solid colors for 29.50 and just put in the notes section at checkout what colors you want and they’ll mix up the yardage for you. It comes out cheaper this way.
  • one piece of paper
  • scissors
  • lighter

Here’s how you’ll do it:

  1. Measure your elastic using the longest side of the paper as your guide. IMG_6866
  2. Fold your elastic in half.IMG_6879
  3. Tie a knot in the end and singe with the lighter. If you want yours to be tighter of looser you can adjust the length in the step above. BK loves these too, so I made a shorter set for her to wear.



It really is that simple and the elastic is cheap so they end up being so cheap. I have less than a quarter each in the ones I made. The elastic comes in a wide variety of colors, patterns and textures. Even if you not typically a DIY person, I still think you’ll be just fine making these.


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  1. says

    Jennifer this is a great idea!! I love these! I will be making some of these soon. Thanks for the idea. Have a great weekend!

  2. Tausha says

    Thank you for the awesome tutorial! I have been looking into this recently but I’m not sure which company to buy from. I love the variety that you were able to get, where did you buy from?

  3. says

    Hi Jennifer! I love that you posted about how to make these! I love to wear them, but you’re right, they are a little over-priced. What website (online store) did you use to buy all of your chevron elastic? Thanks!
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  4. Emily says

    where did you buy your fold over elastic at? i saw some on a craft website called Sunshine Shoppe from .40 cents to $1.50 cents a yard, is that about what you paid for it? i have curly hair so regular hair ties get stuck a lot! not to mention they’re absolutely adorable and would look way cuter on your wrist than a normal hair tie

  5. says

    Thanks for sharing this tutorial! I just bought one while on our beach vacation for $3 in a local boutique in AL. Now I can pay that much & make quite a few in different colors.
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  6. says

    people must not have read the post because she indicates where she bought the elastic from and includes a link.
    super cute, i think i’ll be trying these out real soon!
    thanks for sharing!
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  7. says

    When you ordered, did you just do the plain foldover, then ask for both solids and patterns? Or did you have to order the patterns separately?

  8. Ashley Trusty says

    On the creaseless hair ties . Which are awesome. But what is the exact name of the fabric used? Should I be able toget from local store? You could also do hwad bands. Thanks! If u could email me that would be great

  9. Molly says

    This is awesome!! They don’t sell the elastic at my crafting store and I’m so glad you provided a website I can order from! THank you SOO much!!!

    • says

      The paper appears to be an ordinary 8.5-inch x 11-inch sheet of printer paper (standard in America, not sure about other countries, in cm that would be 12.59cm x 27.94cm, so ~28cm for the long side of a standard American sheet of printer paper)

  10. Craftygirl says

    How long did the shipping from the website took? I ordered from them 5 business days ago and I haven’t received anything, not even a status. I can’t wait for them to arrive!

  11. Brianna says

    How do I choose my colors when I order?
    Do I do it when it says comment about your order? If so can I also choose how much I want of each colors?

  12. says

    I’m curious as to what you understood “creaseless” to mean and how that applies to these hair ties — to me, creaseless meant a continuous circle of material with no ridges, such as how a rubber band has no crease and is mostly identical at every point around it, rather than having a knot at one point in the circle =)

    • Mama Jewel says

      “creaseless” refers to the fact that these hair ties do not leave a crease in one’s hair after wearing them, not the actual hair tie itself.

  13. Adrienne says

    I needed to get the supplies for these quickly (no time to order online), as we are doing this as a craft at our MOPS meeting i a few days. I found the fold over elastic at Hobby Lobby: $2.99 for 4 yards (on a spool) and available in 9 colors. No glitter or fun patterns, but still cute (and not too pricey!) for last-minute gals like me. :)

    • Jennifer says

      Hi Amy! It’s a type of elastic and I linked to it, I love the company I ordered from. Fast and efficient with plenty of options :)

  14. says

    Hello! Just wanted to introduce myself. I’m the shop owner for Enchanted Elastics and I have over 200 prints of FOE foldover elastics. I am based in Vancouver, BC Canada but I ship worldwide. My of my prints are $.90/yard and I have sales often. I’m bringing in lace elastic soon as well. Me and my girls are addicted to hair ties! It also makes the BEST bookmarks. Just cut a 21″ piece of elastic and tie it just like you do a hair tie and voila! Stays in your book and you can print some really cute prints!

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  18. Jennifer Crum says

    I noticed you have a lighter in some of the pictures – did you use that somehow in this project?
    Thank you for this tutorial.


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