Hey guys, it’s another hair DIY! I received an Alex & Isabelle hair tie in a Birchbox a few months back, and I loved it so much that I bought a few more in different colors. They are less damaging to the hair, not to mention cuter on the wrist. They are becoming increasingly popular, popping up with a glittered version at Anthropologie that sells for $12 for a pack of 5. This whole time I’ve been thinking how easy they must be to make, and I finally did some researching to figure out where I could find colorful elastic.
1. Purchase your elastics by the yard from here. The sold colors are 5/8th inch, and the glitter elastic is 3/8ths. Yeah, I know, super cheap, right? You can also search through Etsy and find some printed elastic (animal prints, damask, polka dots, tie-dyed). You are looking for “fold over elastic” or “FOE”. Most of the elastics on Etsy are sold in 5 yard increments.
2. Cut approx. 9.5 inches with sharp scissors, fold it in half shiny side out, and knot the two ends together. You could also make a bow or even double up the elastic (makes it tighter/more secure in the hair) as pictured above in the middle photo.
3. Give some to your girlfriends because you can make 4 hair bands from just one yard. I made 48 hair bands!!!! It would be fun to give these as gifts or party favors – the color combos are endless. I’m thinking sports teams colors, wedding theme colors, etc. You could also make headbands, too!