Foldover Elastic Hairband Tutorial


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″)


Candle / Lighter



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


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


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.


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.



  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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