I have been seeing fold over elastic hair ties EVERYWHERE! I love the look, but the price - ugh, not so much. At a salon near my house, they were selling for $3 a piece. So I thought, hmm...am I really going to pay $3 for a piece of elastic. Ah...no! So one of my spring break projects was to make my own fold over elastic hair ties.
First step - purchase elastic. I bought 10 yards via elastic by the yard on etsy. Super easy and crazy cheap! Plus I got to choose colors that matched my wardrobe. Step two - elastic arrives in the mail, I measured, tied the ends, and voila - instant hair tie! Amazingly easy and much, much cheaper than the salon alternative.