Friday, July 27, 2012

Easiest Hair Ties and Headbands

Okay people, I am going to help you save some money today. I was walking in Target the other day and found three of these elastic hair tie's for over $3! I couldn't believe it! Then I found out anthropology is selling the headbands for $15 each!! Craziness!

What you will need to make these hair ties or headbands is soft roll elastic. I buy mine on etsy. I paid $1.50 for 5 yards, that's right 5 yards! You can make a whole bunch of bands for $1.50! 
They are perfect for going to the gym or keeping in your bag. The headbands do not leave a dent in your hair after you work out. I wore one today when I went to the gym. They are great for us girls who don't wash our hair everyday. They are also great for baby because they will not leave a dent in her head. You can color coordinate with your outfit and wear it on your wrist till you need it.

I bought my soft roll elastic at My Sunshine Supplies on etsy. I've ordered from them a couple of times, and they have been great! 
For the headbands I measure around my head cut the elastic and hot glue the ends together. For the bracelets I measure them around my wrist or my girls (depending on who it's for) and leave a few inches excess. Then you just tie a knot! Easy Peasy!! 
You can also make a headband and glue a flower on it for your little girl, or for you. I'm more of a plain headband girl, but my kids always have flowers on theirs. If you want to see some tutorials on how to decorate little girls headbands go over to Make It and Love It, and my posts here, and here. These would be great party favors for your little girls birthday. 


  1. Thanks for sharing these I did order some from this store and looking forward to make some...

  2. That's great! There are so many fun ways to use this elastic : )

  3. Thanks for linking up! I'll be featuring this on my blog on Saturday!


  4. Fabulous! I love how simple (and frugalisicious) these are. Thanks for sharing!

  5. I love these type of hair ties! Thanks so much for linking up to our Pretty Things Party! I hope you'll be back next week!

  6. Hey, Jen! Thanks so much for sharing this at my Throwback Thursday party! I featured you this week, wahoo! I hope you'll stop by again to check it out and share some other fabulous project! Thank you for the idea, I'm so using this to make for gifts :)

  7. This is such a great idea!! All my friends use these hair ties and I was also surprised how expensive they were! Thanks so much for sharing!!