Quick Craft DIY Trendy Hair Ties

kraft&mint DIY Trendy Hair Ties

I love visiting small boutiques in my neighborhood and support the community where I live. There is a cute little boutique next to my local Starbucks that I love to visit. My routine goes something like this: I grab a soy caramel macchiato, venture to “Carousel” shop and browse around for decor, items on sale and such. About a few weeks ago, I noticed the cutest and very simple hair ties sitting in a pretty bowl. And when I say simple, I mean rea-lly simple! These cute little accessories consisted of an elastic stretchy band with a knot tied at the end. That’s it! The inner crafter inside me said, “Hey! I can do this myself and have many colors for a fraction of the retail price. So during my next trip to Ben Franklin Crafts store, I asked the sale lady if they carried an elastic stretchy band to make hair ties. She knew exactly what I was talking about and pointed me to a slew of elastic thread supplies. I bought two colors: grey and mint and walked out of the craft store super excited to start my craft. Once I was at home, I looked around my own supplies and found few beads made of wood that inspired me to create my final hair ties craft. Please take a look below to see how I made them.

Materials

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First, you will need 1) A few wood beads with big holes. 2) A glittery marker. 3) Two yards of fold over elastic. You can find all of these at Ben Franklin Crafts.

Tutorial

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Begin with your glittery marker and start drawing on your beads. I picked a big bead to work with first and get used to drawing on a round surface. I doodled a few designs on a piece of paper and then I drew a polka dots theme, a color block style and other styles you can view below.

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Try different patterns and simplify the designs when you get to the smaller beads.

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Cut 12 inches of fold over elastic.

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Carefully put through the bead the fold over elastic. It can be quite delicate and scratch easily.

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Finally tie a knot at the end.

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The color blocked is one of my favorites.

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I’ve been wearing these a lot and they are lasting well!

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Trendy hair ties galore!

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I also made a hair tie for my daughter. This time I used the mint green version of the elastic band and hand stamped my bead with mint ink. I really liked how it turned out!

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I’m thinking these could be very cute Christmas stocking stuffers! Thank you for reading and as always I love hearing from you!

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10 Comments

  1. 2013/10/24 / 1:12 pm

    These are SOO SOOO SOOOOO Cute! I almost want to make my son wear one. That little mint birdie tie is precious. You are good!

    • 2013/10/25 / 3:40 pm

      Hi! Thank you! I stamped the little birdie with one of my favorite colors from Impress ;)

  2. 2014/04/01 / 1:45 pm

    I absolutely love these…have to give them a try!! Love your blog…such creative and inspiring ideas!

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