DIY: Fold Over Elastic Hair Ties & Headbands




So I liked most women use elastic round black hair ties, but I found that they almost ALWAYS left creases in my hair. A few months ago I saw that you could purchase these flat hair ties at clothing boutiques. Now I broke down and spent $7-8 for a of them to try them out and I was BLOWN away how they didn’t damage my hair, no creases, and didn’t slip off. Now, the only thing was I couldn’t warrant spending that amount of money for only a handful of hair ties, when I need to replace them – so I found out by looking online that you can purchase the exact material (fold over elastic) and make them yourself at home, PLUS you can customize and have different designs based on what material you purchase online.

While I was doing my research I stumbled upon a WONDERFUL selection of DIY items on Etsy, DIY Supplies and Kits . DIY Supplies and Kits on Etsy, is your place to get all your do-it-yourself crafting supplies. They carry elastic by the yard, shabby chic flower trim, chiffon and tulle flowers, grosgrain ribbon, metal and acrylic buttons, resin and rhinestone embellishments and so much more. All of their products are ideal for so many projects including hair bows and headbands, scrap booking, and wedding and prom accessories.

I was able to try out a bunch of their fold over elastic (5/8″) and chiffon and tulle flowers, as you can see from the image above.

To make your own this is what you need:

  • A Yard of 5/8″ Fold Over Elastic
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Lighter

Now once you have your 5/8″ Fold of Elastic, you’ll need to measure it to either a headband length or hair tie length. Now I measured that original ones I had and it appears that a hair tie should measure 8-9″ when you cut it, and a headband should measure 18″ when you cut it (of course you can change this depending on our comfort).

Once the fold of elastic is cut, you will fold it in half and tie the end into a knot. From there it’s as simple as taking a lighter and sealing the edge so that it doesn’t unravel (do this carefully and fast).

That’s it!! Simple as that. Now as you can see on the last image above – I took one of the headband and added one of the chiffon and tulle flowers to emblesh it. Super easy, just use a fabric glue from your local craft store – find out where you want it placed before you use the glue and then glue on flower.

I love that I can do this at home, now the only thing I need is a daughter to wear there.

If your ready to get your craft-on and make your own hair ties, headbands, etc – head on over to DIY Supplies and Kits via the links below (let them know that SavvyChicMama sent you!)



Etsy: diysuppliesandkits

Happy Crafting!!



 (Disclosure: This complimentary item was sent for review purposes. As always, all opinions are my own and no compensation was received.)


The Vinyl Company: Review & Giveaway

When it comes to home decor, I am never truly finished adding something to my house. From flowers, to throw pillows – sometimes you need that something extra. But have you ever thought about what special touches a vinyl decal can add to a mirror, wall, front door, or mailbox?! When I was contacted by The Vinyl Company to view their special vinyl decal designs, I was thrilled. 

The Vinyl Company, was started by Sarah, a stay-at-home mom who loves to craft and create beautiful vinyl wall decals and other small scale vinyl projects.  The Vinyl Company first started in 2012 but really began to open shop at the beginning of 2013.  Since then, it has taken off and now they run the Etsy shop and several deals through other vendors (,, etc.).  She originally started the business from her home but since things became more than we could keep up with, she has since contracted out the production part of it.  They have a location in AZ where all of our vinyl lettering/orders for the deal sites are created and shipped.  We also have a location in West Richland, WA where all of the vinyl orders from Etsy are created and shipped.  Sarah stays busy full-time managing the business, customer relations, doing ALL design work, etc.  She absolutely loves working with the customers and being able to use my creativity to build my business.
I had the chance to review one of their signature vinyl decals, “hello”. As you can see from the picture below, its such a warm greeting to add to the front door for all your guests to see. There a various colors to choose from so it can match any home decor color scheme. 
My friends over at The Vinyl Company have been extremely kind to offer something special for my readers. Not only are they offering the signature “hello” vinyl decal (pictured below) – they are also offering $50 shop credit to be used in their Etsy store. 
The possibilities are ENDLESS on how you can add that something special to your home.  To enter visit the link below before June 10th 2014. 
Good Luck!!
 (Disclosure: This complimentary item was sent for review purposes. As always, all opinions are my own and no compensation was received.)