My daughter is going through the ponytail stage. Every day, a ponytail. Even though it is driving me crazy, I support her decision to be who she wants to be which means buying unlimited hair ties. If I don't keep her stocked up she steals all of mine :(
I decided to start making my own after purchasing some at Justice. The ones I bought were super expensive (because it's Justice, of course) and naturally they were all "lost" pretty quickly, as hair ties usually are.
I searched around and found this seller on eBay and I bought 8 yards of 5/8" neon colored fold over elastic for $7.60. Their site says that it will glow under a blacklight, super fun!
|2 yards each of neon green, orange, yellow, and pink|
DIY Hair tie:
Step 1: cut elastic 9 inches long
Step 2: fold it over, shiny side out
Step 3: tie it in a knot
Step 4: trim the ends at an angle and you get your finished product
Pretty simple, right?
The headbands are the same instructions except you cut it at 19 inches, a little more or less depending on your head size.
Out of 8 yards of fold over elastic I got 15 hair ties and 8 headbands. Pretty good for less than $8.
|Here is the length comparison with a hair tie and headband.|
|Here are the finished colors.|
This is a super cheap and easy DIY that both you and your daughter can do. Eve did have a little trouble tying the knots so I did the knots while she cut the elastic.