Make your own elastic hair ties for a fraction of what they sell for in stores!
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Have you seen these cute elastic hair ties in stores? You can often find them next to the register, begging you to take them home. You can find them at Ulta, Sephora, and even Anthropology, but making them yourself will save you some money and guarantee the colors you want.
How to Make Elastic Hair Ties
You will need 5/8″ elastic. The plain elastic with the line in the middle is called “fold over” elastic. I’ve seen it on the shelves at Michael’s and JoAnn’s. But I like ordering it from Amazon and having it shipped to my house. There are a lot of options on Amazon, like this Glitter Metallic that’s super cute!
Making them is as easy as cutting and tieing. First, cut the elastic to the length you want. Somewhere between 8-10″ is a good length, depending on how thick your hair is and how big your wrist is. A lot of girl’s like to wear them as bracelets. Not only are they cute on wrist, but when they want to pull their hair up, they always have an elastic handy.
Once they are cut, you’ll want to seal the ends. I ran the ends over the top of a lit candle to singe them.
Our girl’s camp has a cowgirl theme so I made these fun Pony Up cards for the hair ties to go on. We’ll be giving them out as a tuck in treat, because of bears and raccoons and the need to keep all food out of our tents. Even though they aren’t food I think the girls are going to love them!