Make your own no-crease hair ties for a quarter each (sometimes less!). These hair ties make a great gift and a perfect crafting activity for your girls!
There is no doubt that if you are a mom of girls, you have seen these no-crease hair ties in stores. Swanky stores like Sephora carry them (you can find them 6 for $6 if not a bit more).
If you have a mall near to you, then you can commonly find them at swankier stores near the register. Sometimes you can even spot them at Ulta, or even on Etsy.
As popular as they are in some retail stores, they are much cheaper to make yourself. Not to mention it’s a great project for a young girl.
Making these no-crease hair ties is as easy as a scissors, regular letter-size paper or ruler, and 5/8″ elastic. I usually pick up my 5/8″ elastic here on Amazon… you can score 10 yards for around $10 in various colors/styles.
If you are more eager to find it in store, you can head to JoAnn’s or Hobby Lobby.
No-Crease Hair Ties
- 5/8″ elastic
- ruler or letter-size piece of paper
Making these hair ties is basically as easy as cutting the ribbon. Each roll of our ribbon above was enough for (2) 8.5″ lengths and (2) 11″ lengths. However, one of the 11″ lengths was slightly larger than 11″ because we just used what was left on the roll.
The 8.5″ length is a good size for smaller little girls (for us, that’s our 5 and 2 year old girls), while the largest length is better for kids that are a bit older or those with thicker/longer hair.
Once you cut your elastics, fold over the elastic so that the good side is facing outward.
Tie a knot at the end, slide it off your finger and repeat until all of the elastics have been knotted. Once you are done with knotting, take a lighter and quickly seal the ends.
*If you have your daughter/kids working on this project, I would suggest that they skip the last step and allow a parent to do it.
My daughter cut the elastics, piled them up, then tied them as she watched her favorite documentary on Hulu. She was done in about 15 minutes, and then I took over to seal the edges with the lighter.
All in all, we made a variety of sizes – for each roll of elastic, we did 2 of each size. In the end, we made 47 hair ties, making them just $.25 each.
To store these hair ties, place them around a piece of card stock. Or, even better, reuse a few old toilet paper or paper towel rolls and tuck in a bathroom drawer.
These hair ties are completely washable. They will hold hair securely without leaving a huge indentation in your hair like those thick elastics you find at the dollar store.
If you are looking for more creative ways to store hair bows, you might want to check out this simple Hair Bow Wreath.