DIY Elastic Hair Tie

DIY Hair Ties

 Good morning….or afternoon! I have such a simple tutorial for you today! Apparently there has been a change in the trend of wearing traditional hair ties/rubberbands. I know I am a little late on this band wagon, but those of us in the south seem to be the last to know everything. I’ve been around long enough to know that trends are always changing….I mean, where did the big cotton scrunchies go??? Or do you remember the topsi tail hairstyling tool that allowed you to flip your ponytail in on itself???

 Well the stars have aligned again & a strip of knotted elastic is now the perfect accessory to wear on your wrist as a bracelet or in your hair! I went in search of said elastic and couldn’t find the color I wanted. However, at Hobby Lobby the other day I stumbled across this “decorative trim.” Basically folks, it’s ruffled elastic. And it was only $2.99 plus 50% off. I picked up 9 feet for only $1.50.

DIY hair tie

 I cut about an 8 inch piece, folded it over, and knotted with a short tail. It is amazing how stylish I know feel. Call me Kim Kardashian….well actually don’t, but you know what I mean :)

The ruffled elastic came in all different colors, but I stuck with brown….I can only be so risky in my fashion endeavors! So are you still wearing a scrunchie? tradtional hair tie? or have your made the transistion to the new thick elastic?

DIY hairtie


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  1. So cute! Now off to find some fun ruffled, elastic ribbon…
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  2. Very cute!!! My little one and I use a lot of hair ties… This one will be perfect for us.

  3. OH this is so cute!! I love it!! :D
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  4. I’ve been wanting to try this with fold over elastic but I like this look even more! So pretty and so easy!
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  5. Love it! I got a couple of those in a Birchbox last year but truth be told, I still love my giant scrunchie! I just keep it for home use only! I’m definitely going to look for that ruffled elastic at Hobby Lobby next time I’m there though to try this!

  6. super cute! i love that those hair ties are so in style, but i hadn’t seen the ruffled elastic before!! love it! i’m totally going to go buy some and make a few. thanks for sharing.
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  7. …and apparently these little hair ties can be worn as bracelets! (that’s according to my 12 yo fashionista!)

  8. That’s a style now? I had no idea! I do think it’s pretty cute though. Good thing you’re here to keep me up to date on these things!
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