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 at 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.


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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.


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.
Try different patterns and simplify the designs when you get to the smaller beads.
Cut 12 inches of fold over elastic.
Carefully put through the bead the fold over elastic. It can be quite delicate and scratch easily.
Finally tie a knot at the end.
The color blocked is one of my favorites.
I’ve been wearing these a lot and they are lasting well!
Trendy hair ties galore!
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!


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


Materials Recap:

Wood beads


Foldover elastic

Happy crafting!




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  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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