Tuesday, April 17, 2012

DIY: Hair Ties

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.

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9 comments:

rooth said...

Very smart of you!

Leslie said...

What a cute trick!

Natalie said...

Genius! Why didn't I think of this?

Ben & Cassie said...

Good idea! I want a pic in your hair!

heather{land} said...
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heather{land} said...

I will have to bookmark that etsy seller -- I have been eyeing the more expensive ones, but have put off buying any of those for the very reasons you said. How long did you cut the elastic?

Alexa said...

So pretty! Love all of the different colors! :)

Michelle {lovely little things} said...

Heather - I should have measured with a ruler. I kind of eyeballed it, but I think there were at least 4-5 inches a piece(then folded over to tie).

Kelsey @ Seattle Smith's said...

I'm impressed!!! How did you connect ends?!?

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