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.
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
Here’s how you’ll do it:
- Measure your elastic using the longest side of the paper as your guide.
- Fold your elastic in half.
- 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.