{handmade hair elastics}

In case you missed it, my good friend Sara @ Applestone Drive is having a fun giveaway to celebrate reaching 200 GFC followers this week!

I’m donating one of my latest {and greatest} craft items to the prize pack.

A set of eight Handmade Hair Elastics.

In case you don’t win the giveaway {because, let’s face it, we can’t all be winners everyday}, I’m going to share with you the super simple way to make them for yourself!

You’ll need:

sharp scissors

measuring tape or ruler

fold-over elastic {Pick Your Plum had a set of 5 colors available a few weeks ago and I’ve also seen it sold at craft stores as well}

Before we get into the details of making one, let me start by saying that I have somewhat thick hair.  Usually I like to wrap a hair elastic twice for a ponytail.  You may need to play around with the measurements before committing to a length to cut.  I started with 10 inches and realized it needed to be a bit tighter, which brought me down to 8 inch cuts.

To make each elastic, simply cut a piece of the desired color to 8 inches (or what you find to be a comfortable fit for your hair type).

Fold the elastic in half (lengthwise) and tie a knot at the end.

You may need to trim the excess elastic after the knot a bit.

Soon you’ll have a whole handful of cute {and unique} hair elastics!

Don’t forget to enter Sara’s giveaway for a chance to win the set pictured above {and other fabulous prizes}!

I’ll be linking up at these fantastic parties!

Enjoy!

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Comments

  1. says

    So cute Meridith!! Almost makes me want to grow my hair back out!;) Wanted to let you know you were the most viewed link last week from the party. YAY!!

  2. says

    So cute Meredith!! Almost makes me want to grow my hair back out!;) Wanted to let you know you were the most viewed link last week from the party. YAY!!

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