tutorial: fold over elastic hair ties

Have you seen how much stores like Anthropolgie charge for their cute hair ties?  $12 for 5? What am I, Rockefeller? [name that tv show]  It turns out that fold over elastic is pretty cheap, so Anthropoligie et al. are just charging a lot because they can. I order my elastic from Elastic By The Yard, who has an excellent selection of colors. I’ve ordered from them a couple of times, and am always pleased with the customer service, and how quickly my order arrive. I have also found it at Michaels. A couple of different colored hair ties, some cardboard, and washi tape can be turned into a great little gift.


  1. Sam says:

    This is a great idea. I’m definitely going to try this out. I’m not surprised elastic is so cheap. DIY projects in general tends to save a boatload of money. Very cute 🙂

  2. Kathy says:

    As one of the happy recipients of this “cute gift”, I can add that these ties hold my hair well and add a little flair to my ponytails, too.

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