Learn how to make elastic hair ties with fold over elastic. You won’t believe how easy it is.

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DIY Elastic Hair Ties Supplies

fold over elastic scissors measuring tape

These types of small elastic ties are perfect because they are super gentle on the hair. They work great on thin and thick hair.

fold over elastic

One yard package of 5/8″ or 3/4″ fold over elastic will make four ties. Fold the elastic in half and half again.

elastic folded in fourths

How to Make Elastic Hair Ties

On three simple steps to make these darling hairbands! Just measure, cut, and tie! How easy is that!?!

  1. Cut the elastic into a 9-inch piece. Cut ends at an angle.
fold over elastic measuring tape and scissors

2. Place the ends of the elastic together and tie a knot close to the ends. That’s it couldn’t be any simpler.

tied elastic into hair tie

DIY elastics make great gifts! How about treating a friend right now?

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  1. I love these. I first saw these on a cruise at one of the ports. They are so comfortable to wear. I no longer have long hair. I have made some and they are so easy. Enjoy!

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