I’ve recently started using hair ties made out of fold over elastic and I wanted to start expanding my color and style selection. These hair bands are available for sale at a ton of Etsy shops and even some of the larger retailers, such as Anthropologie and Birchbox. I realized that this would be a relatively simple DIY project to make myself since the fold over elastic used to make the hair ties is also available for sale on-line and costs as little as 50 cents a yard. I ended up putting in an order at Sunshine Shoppe Supply for a variety of colors and styles of fold over elastic. I brought the elastics to my parent’s house while we were visiting for Christmas so my sisters and I could all make some DIY hair ties.
We grabbed as many pairs of scissors that we could find and started to make a plethora of hair ties. I found it helpful to have a template elastic for each of the different types of elastics we had- 5/8th” regular fold over elastic, 3/8″ glitter elastic, 5/8th” glitter elastic, and 5/8″ velvet elastic. The glitter and velvet elastics needed to be slightly longer to comfortably fit around my wrist since they have a little less stretch to them. Once we got the sizing correct, we were off to the races!
To make the DIY hair ties, we just used the template elastic we had measured out to cut a piece of elastic. Then, we simply knotted the two ends together and pulled the knot tight. We then finished off the ends by cutting it at a diagonal or with two points (see the photo below for details.)
These hair bands would make such cute gifts wrapped up in little plastic bags or around a piece of thick card stock.
The four of us had a great time making these hair ties and we now each have a huge supply of them to last us each a long time. We’ve teamed up with Sunshine Shoppe Supply so our 2S2C readers can make their own DIY hair ties as well! Enter below to win a $20 gift card to Sunshine Shoppe Supply (that will buy you enough elastic to make hair ties for yourself, all your friends, and then some!) However, even if you don’t win this giveaway, everyone is a winner with this special 2 Sisters 2 Cities promotion code: just use code sisterblog10 by 1/31/13 to get 10% off your order at Sunshine Shoppe Supply!
The Rules: No entries will be accepted after January 15th, 2013 at 12:00 am, EST. Entries that do not follow the entry requirements will not be considered. One winner will be chosen at random and will be announced on January 16th, 2013. The chosen winners will then have 30 days to respond by e-mail to claim their prize. Please note that Sunshine Shoppe Supply is sponsoring this giveaway. Void where prohibited.