{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!


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About Meredith Hazel

Meredith is a stay at home mom and has been blogging since 2012. She started Wait 'Til Your Father Gets Home as a creative outlet in between nap times for her little one. Wait 'Til Your Father gets home is a combination of crafting tutorials, DIY projects, recipes and, sharing some of life's journey along the way.


  1. So cute! Thanks again for donating these for my giveaway! :) :)

  2. Love these Mer!! Im going to have to snag some of that elastic from pick your plum the next time its up. Thanks for sharing :)

  3. These are super cute! I’m stopping by from keep calm & link up. I hope you have a great weekend!

    Please stop by & say hi if you get a minute?

  4. WOW!!! Thanks so much! I will make some for my girls!!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!

  5. These are adorable! Going to enter the giveaway now!

  6. What a great idea to make your own! so cute!

  7. Love these! Jealous I missed it when they were on pick-your-plum though. I will be checking out JoAnns and Michaels SOON!! :)

    Brie @ Breezy Pink Daisies

  8. Super great idea!! These turned out so cute! Thanks for sharing at the Pomp Party! Hope to see you back next week! Pinning!

  9. 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!!

  10. 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!!

  11. I love these, Meredith! Can’t wait to make my own… I’ve had the supplies sitting around forever now so it’s about time!

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