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DIY Hair Ties

These no-kink hair ties have been all over Pinterest lately and I was very intrigued to say the least.

I decided that I'd like to try and make my own before buying them because they're usually so expensive. Turns out, the hardest part of the whole project was picking out what colors of elastic I wanted to buy! The rest was a piece of cake.

Follow along and you'll see just how easy it is to make a set of these for yourself!

To make, you'll need elastic {the technical term is fold over elastic, or FOE}, scissors, and a small flame {I used a candle}.

You can find FOE at Hobby Lobby {though, they only have a thick white verison} and at other craft stores, but I found the best value and the most variety of colors on Etsy - more specifically, I ordered from ShekhinahPalace and was very satisfied.

Cut strips of your elastic about 8 inches long. Feel free to customize length for thicker hair or if you would prefer to make a headband rather than a hair tie. If you do choose to make a headband, I suggest wrapping it around your head where you want it to sit and adding a couple inches so you can tie a knot in it.

Cut the ends at an angle to make them look pretty.

Then quickly pass the angled end over your flame. No need to hold it over the flame for a long period of time, you just need to melt the elastic enough so that it won't unravel.

Next, fold the elastic over and tie a knot in the end. Pull tight!

Repeat, repeat, repeat to make a full set.


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  1. I have made these before (and won some) and I love them! :)

  2. Love that you did the tutorial with this, too!! I got some for Christmas from my bestie and I bought more--I'm obsessed!!

  3. You can make headbands with FOE too. They are nice for working out, or pulling you hair back for makeup etc because they aren't tight enough to hurt your heard or leave crease lines!

  4. Thank you for the giveaway, they are super cute and I cant wait to test them out, hope they work in my thick hair!


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