Foldover Elastic Hairband Tutorial

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This is another one of my Pinterest inspired summer holiday crafts – DIY cute hairbands for the girls made from different coloured foldover elastic. Foldover elastic comes in all colour ranges and is about 99p a metre so that’s 25p a hairband – not bad!

What you will need

Foldover elastic (5/8″)

Scissors

Candle / Lighter

Ruler

Method

Cut your elastic to the desired length to make the hairbands. I cut mine at 8.25 inches.

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Fold together and tie a knot in the end and cut the end after the knot at an angle

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Hold the cut end near to a flame very briefly to melt the edges of the elastic so that it doesn’t fray. Make sure you don’t put it too near the flame or it will burn.

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And there you have it…so many gorgeous hairbands you can make and they are soft and stretchy and don’t leave dents in your hair!

I’m having a giveaway of one rainbow set of these hairbands – check it out here.

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2 Comments

  1. Anna
    December 5, 2013 / 8:16 pm

    where did you get the elastic?x

    • cookiesandcwtches
      December 5, 2013 / 10:07 pm

      Hi, I bought it from eBay, they have lots on there for 99p a metre when I looked last.

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