Fashion

DIY Knotted Hair Ties

Sorry for the delay in posts, I’ve just come back from London where I attended Food Blogger Connect (more on that in the next days) and unfortunately fell ill. Now I am trying to get back in the swing of things! :) I’m also trying to figure out a posting schedule to be more consistent.

knotted hair ties

Today I have a very easy DIY for you to make cute knotted hair ties or twistbands as some people call them.

On my last trips to the US (which have been a while back) I have seen knotted hair ties at shops like Anthropologie and J.Crew. They seemed so cute, were usually very conveniently positioned by the checkouts, where I was very tempted to buy them until I saw the price! There were generally priced at about $15 for 4 hair ties, which I thought was insane! I mean they will be stretching out like any other hair tie and I just couldn’t bring myself to spend that much money on hair ties. I thought they seemed easy enough to make at home for a lot less money!

knotted hair ties

The fold-over elastic used for these knotted hair ties is much softer, does not damage your hair and won’t leave that annoying crease. They also look very cute as wristbands and are comfortable to wear.

knotted hair ties

 
It has taken me quite some time to figure out what the german name is for the elastic used to make these hair ties. If you are wondering too, it is called ‘elastisches Einfassband’. You can find the elastic for very little money at sewing and craft supplies.

What you will need for this DIY: 

  • fold-over elastic or ‘elastisches Einfassband’
  • scissors
  • measuring tape or ruler
  • clear nail polish

knotted hair ties

How to:

knotted hair ties Cut your elastic diagonally to your desired length. I would recommend 25-30 cm but try it out on your wrist first.

knotted hair ties To prevent your hair ties from fraying, lightly brush clear nail polish on the edges and let it dry. 

knotted hair ties 1. Fold the elastic in half and make sure that the shinier side is facing outwards.

2. To make the knot, form a loop.

3. Pull the open ends of the elastic through the loop.

4. Make sure to leave about 2 cm of trim below the knot.

5. Tighten the knot by pulling on the inside of the hair tie.

6. Voilà! Make a ponytail to show off your cute hair tie :)

knotted hair ties I have been using mine for a while now and I’m very pleased that they haven’t lost their elasticity. 

knotted hair ties How do you like this ‘new’ hair tie trend? Let me know in the comments below ;)

Xo Vicki

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2 Comments

  • Reply
    chrissie
    June 13, 2014 at 9:40 pm

    Thank you so much for helping me to save money! I just love your hair ties and my hair loves them too. And they are really easy and fun to make.

    • Reply
      Vicki
      June 15, 2014 at 11:21 am

      You are welcome Chrissie! I love that you already tried them out! :) Kisses

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