Hair ties are like socks – both are notorious when it comes to mysterious disappearances.
I happen to have a little girl who LOVES to pull my hair. In fact, I am pretty sure my constant ponytail has saved me from baldness. Because of her unfortunate tendency, hair ties are an absolute must-have in my household. But they keep disappearing! I buy a new pack every few months and one by one they are lost to the abyss.
The other day, I looked into the jar that houses my hair accessories and saw a solitary band sitting in the bottom. One hairband? I seriously just bought some! Enough was enough, so I marched down to the craft store and bought myself some elastic. I then went and made a whole heap of them myself. They were so much cheaper compared to store-bought elastics and they couldn’t be easier to make. Maybe I won’t mind so much next time they inevitably disappear.
Homemade VS Store-Bought
Store bought = $.90 each
Homemade > $0.10 each
They look pretty similar, don’t they? I love that you can personalize your diy bands too. Just add a bow, beads or whatever you want for your own custom creation.
Using the same technique, you can easily create your own hairbands too. Like this…
- Get yourself some elastic (I got mine at Walmart but any craft store should have it as well).
- For hair ties, cut approx. 8 inch strips. For hair bands, you will need 20 inches.
- Fold in half with the finished side facing out. Knot the ends together.
- To keep from unraveling, put a little glue on the ends.
Talk to me: Are you always losing your hair bands too? Have you ever made your own hair accessories?