5 Minute DIY Hair Tie

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Don’t you just hate it when all of your good hair ties stretch out or snap? Me too!! Well here is a DIY that you can do in 5 minutes for under $5!

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1) Pick up some FOLD OVER ELASTIC. My local craft store had an okay variety of patterns and colors ranging from $1.99-2.99 for 1 yard which looks to be about average.

5 Minute DIY Hair Tie

Amazon.com has a tonΒ of AMAZING patterns and bundles with FREE shipping through Amazon Prime. Here are some of my favorites that I found!

Rainbow Polka Dots

Rainbow Polka Dots

Foiled Pastels

Foiled Pastels

Frozen

Frozen

Rainbow Chevron

Rainbow Chevron

 

2) Get familiar with the elastic. And by get familiar I mean make sure you find the shiny side versus the matte side. You are going to want the matte side touching your hair because it will have better hold.

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The Shiny Side!

The Matte Side

The Matte Side

3) Measure out your hair tie. I looped it around my wrist and then cut it at a diagonal. I would pull it a bit snug, but that was hard to take a picture of πŸ™‚

5 Minute DIY Hair Tie - Crunchy, Crafty, and Highly Caffeinated - www.crunchycrafty.com
5 Minute DIY Hair Tie - Crunchy, Crafty, and Highly Caffeinated - www.crunchycrafty.com4) Next, line up the ends and tie in a knot. I pull the knot super tight just to make sure that it doesn’t come undone, but that has never actually happened to me.

5 Minute DIY Hair Tie - Crunchy, Crafty, and Highly Caffeinated - www.crunchycrafty.com

5 Minute DIY Hair Tie - Crunchy, Crafty, and Highly Caffeinated - www.crunchycrafty.com5) TA- DA! All done! My 1 yard of elastic made these 4 hair ties with scraps left over. Not a bad deal for $3!

5 Minute DIY Hair Tie - Crunchy, Crafty, and Highly Caffeinated - www.crunchycrafty.com

 

5 Minute DIY Hair Tie - Crunchy, Crafty, and Highly Caffeinated - www.crunchycrafty.com

NOW to turn these into a super cute stocking stuffer or gift topper!

I grabbed a small mesh bag that I had laying around from baby shower favors and added the hair ties.

5 Minute DIY Hair Tie - Crunchy, Crafty, and Highly Caffeinated - www.crunchycrafty.com

5 Minute DIY Hair Tie - Crunchy, Crafty, and Highly Caffeinated - www.crunchycrafty.comThese would be perfect for the little girl or teen in your life who is constantly going through hair ties. All of the different patterns out there make these absolutely customizable!

5 Minute DIY Hair Tie - Crunchy, Crafty, and Highly Caffeinated - www.crunchycrafty.comI always love giving homemade gifts because they come from the heart. Are you giving anything homemade this year? What is it and WHY did you choose it!?

 

 

 

 

 

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14 Comments

  1. Jennifer | The Deliberate Mom

    Oooh, what an awesome and cute little gift! The packaging in the mesh bag adds an extra touch of flair!

    Thanks for sharing.

    Wishing you a lovely day.
    xoxo

    • mrsdmeeks

      I love it because it was quick and easy…and I have SO MANY of those bags floating around the house it was nice to come up with a good use for them.

      Thanks for stopping by πŸ™‚

  2. Christina D’Arrigo

    I love this idea!! I have so many people in my life who would greatly appreciate a gift like this because we’re all always looking for a hair tie lol Great post!!
    ~Christina
    http://thedancegrad.com

    • mrsdmeeks

      Exactly!! My daughter and I are always hunting for a hair tie so I thought that this would be perfect.

      Thanks for stopping by!

  3. Amanda

    So cute! I bought some of these last year for my sister in law. I was pretty sure they were easy to make but never looked into doing it! I think I need some for myself because I’m always losing my regular hair ties! Thanks for the tutorial. Pinning it!

    • mrsdmeeks

      YES!! I bought some a few years ago and questioned then why I didn’t just try and make them myself! I hope you love them πŸ™‚

      Thanks for pinning!

  4. Amber

    What a great idea! I bet you could make them just a bit bigger and use them as headbands as well. Thanks for sharing- Amber at OurCharmedLife.net

    • mrsdmeeks

      YES!! That is something that I want to try doing in the near future! Thanks so much for stopping by πŸ™‚

  5. Amberjane

    Clever idea and great for my teenagers – Thanks for linking up to Pin Worthy Wednesday, I have pinned your post to the Pin Worthy Wednesday Pinterest Board.

    • mrsdmeeks

      Awesome!! I LOVE Pin Worthy Wednesday πŸ™‚ Thanks so much for stopping by!

    • mrsdmeeks

      Exactly!! Between the 4 year old and me we are always loosing them! Now we can make our own πŸ™‚

  6. like Sara…but with a d

    $3 is not too shabby! Those type hair ties are rather expensive in the store, and I am pretty sure they are made EXACTLY like yours! I think this is a perfect stocking stuffer idea.

    • Anne Marie D

      These are my favorite hair ties! they are so much easier on my hair AND they are cute!

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