I like the idea of being someone that “crafts,” which explains my love of Pinterest 🙂 However, either the lack of time or lack of craft ability means that I typically pin a lot of things on Pinterest, but I never actually make anything. My sister challenged me to not pin anything new until I actually made something that I pinned. Never wanting to back away from a challenge, I accepted.
While I would love to say that I made the pallet porch swing, be realistic. So, I tried something a little easier – and something that I would actually use. For my first crafting experiment, I made creaseless hair ties (because they can sell for $3-4 a piece, which is just ridiculous!) So, I made them myself, and SUCCESS!!
All you need is foldover elastic (I used 5/8″), scissors, measuring tape and a lighter. They are super simple to make:
Step 1. Measure your elastic – the length will depend on the thickness of your hair. For kids, I did 7 inches, for mine I did 9 inches. (a few that I made for friends, I did 10.5 inches because they wanted to wrap it around their hair 3 times)
Step 2. Tie the two ends of your hair tie and pull it tight.
Step 3. Lightly burn the exposed ends – do not start them on fire! This is melt/seal the freshly cut edges, which will prevent your hair tie from fraying.
Step 4. Tie your hair up – you’re done!
Once I became a pro, I made some with beads so that I could have a fancy ponytail.