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