September 21, 2015
Elastic hair ties are one of my favorite things in the world. When you have a big, giant curly hair mess like I do, there is always a hair tie nearby! Hair ties probably hadn’t changed in 20+ years and then all the sudden here came the most darling, soft, multi-purpose elastics to save the day… and our hair! If you’ve never tried them, here are a few reasons that you should from an ex-hair professional (me, lol): 1. they are incredibly gentle on your hair 2. they leave less of a “crease” in your style when you take your hair down 3. they look adorbs on your wrist, some people actually think they are bracelets 4. they look adorbs in your hair 5. you can match them to your outfits 6. cats like them more than the other kind. Ok, so now that I’ve established why elastic hair ties are awesome, now you’ll understand why they make the perfect DIY bachelorette party favors… especially with these tags… dying over that saying!
Ok, so you might be thinking – why am I sharing a DIY on a Monday??? This DIY feature is extra special because I’ve actually teamed up with the fabulous Emma of Fl(h)air Accessories to bring you a DIY Hair Tie Favor Kit that you can buy from her shop on Etsy! So cool right… and so adorable!
PS. Stop by our Facebook page today because we are giving away 8 of these kits!
- Fold Over Elastic
- The free printable tags below!
Elastic + Tags
Kit: in our DIY hair tie kit you will receive 9 elastics (either pink or turquoise) + 9 adorable tags; all cut and ready to go for you.
DIY: you will need 10″ of “fold over elastic” for each hair tie + 8.5″ x 11″ cardstock to print our cute tag design onto.
How To Fold An Elastic Hair Tie
- Fold a 10″ piece of elastic in half
- Wrap together to form a simple knot
- Work + pull the knot towards the cut ends of the elastic
- Pull the knot tight
Snip the ends of your elastic once your knot is tied. You can do this at an angle, straight or give it bow ends – totally up to you.
Add the Tag Before You Tie
The above steps are how to make an actual hair tie – but – if you want to add these ADORABLE favor tags, you must put the elastic through the tag before you tie!
Emma designed the most darling FREE tags for you to download, print and cut for your own hair tie favors! Simply cut out each ring, punch a hole in the center… and you’re ready to go.
Tie on your elastic hair tie + gift!
Just so freaking cute. You already know how DIY crazy I am… but being able to colab with awesome crafters and bring you adorable projects like this, makes the world go round for me.
Emma of Fl(h)air Accessories is always up for creating custom kits and favors so if you have an idea, need something unique or just have a question – don’t hesitate to message her. She’s quick to respond and loves what she does!
As with all our DIY tutorials, if you create one of our projects please send us a picture – We Love Seeing Your Creativity! If you use Instagram or Twitter please use the hashtag #SomethingTurquoiseDIY and it will show up on our Get Social page. Happy Crafting!
DIY Tutorial Credits
Photography + DIY Tutorial: Jen Carreiro of Something Turquoise // Hair Tie Kit + FREE tag download: Emma of Fl(h)air Accessories // nail polish: OPI – Withstands the Test of Thyme
I had to share a picture of what started this fab + crafty partnership with Fl(h)air Accessories… check out these ADORABLE business cards that Emma made just for me! I sent her a message via Etsy, asked if she had any ideas for a custom something turquoise biz card that would stand out from the rest – and did she ever! Being that my background is in the hair biz, these were beyond perfect for me… and like I said before, that saying “to have and to hold your hair back” kills me every time I hear it!