Thursday, January 24, 2013

DIY No Crease Hair Tie and Giveaway

I am sure all of you have grown to know and love no crease hair ties (aka emi jays) and I too am very fond of them. However, I think the price tag is a little steep for such a simple product. I have been making my own hair ties for the past two years and I am excited to finally getting around to sharing the process with you!

Many of you have probably seen this tutorial before but I wanted to share how I do this anyway!

I have used both patterned and plain elastic and both turn out equally as cute! The best and cheapest place to find the fold over elastic you need to make these hair ties is etsy! When you go to etsy type "fold over elastic" into the search bar and a plethora of the product will come up!


What you will need:
fold over elastic
ruler
scissors 
lighter


What to do:

1) Take your elastic and measure a piece to 9 inches (this can vary depending on your preference but I like this length).

2) Cut elastic, I find it easiest to cut all of it at once and then complete the next steps.

3) Fold the piece of elastic in half  and tie a knot.

4) Now take your lighter and turn it on (I don't know how you would properly say to make a flame appear so we will go with that) and run it across the ends of the tied ends to avoid fraying.

Ta Da you have just created your own No Crease Hair Ties! Super easy and fun and they make amazing gifts for friends!


Want to win your own set of these hair ties made by me?
There will be two different winners! 
One will win the pink set and the other will receive the purple set!


To Enter:

follow me via Google Friend Connect
and
leave a comment telling me your favorite color (doesn't have to be pink or purple, just in general)

dWa

40 comments:

  1. I love pink, navy and periwinkle! I think a white one would look very simple and cute too! Thanks so much for the awesome giveaway!
    xoxo,
    cYa
    www.citrusandstyle.blogspot.com

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  2. Super cute! I love these hair ties! I already flow you via GFC and my favorite color is purple!
    Kaitlyn

    keepinupwithkaitlyn.com

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  3. I follow you via GFC, and my favorite color is green!

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  4. Love them! My favorite colors are pink and navy :)

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  5. So cute! My fav colors are mint, aqua, coral and navy! And I followed you on GFC!

    xoxo,
    Katelyn

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  6. my favorite color is tiffany blue! fingers crossed :)
    xox

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  7. I love red and turquoise. I'm so going to have to make some. It's a perfect way to not make a ponytail seem so... bum-my haha (:

    xo, Taylor
    pearlsandponies.blogspot.com

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  8. My favorite colors are coral and navy!

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  9. I'm a follower! Oh goodness, I love all bright colors, but pink especially! Love a good polka dot print too!

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  10. My favorite color is definitely green :)

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  11. I follow you, and my favorite color happens to be pink :)

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  12. My favorite color is green! Follow closely by purple!

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  13. Pink, green, and navy! These hair ties are my favorite :)

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  14. my favorite colors lately are navy and pink! and maybe a little bit of purple, too ;)

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  15. Pink or Navy! and I follow :)

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  16. I have two favorite colors, purple and blue! :)

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  17. I love navy, gold and pink ;)

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  18. I love pink, even my bedroom ceiling is pink!
    (but I am a sucker for lilac!)

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  19. My favorite color is pink!

    Follow you on GFC: Joanna Alper

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  20. I'm such a pink girl! But lately I've been obsessing over gold & mint!

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  21. LOVE the navy. It's always been my favorite color!
    & I follow :)

    booksbeautyandbars.blogspot.com

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  22. so cute! love the lilac chevron!

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  23. I follow you on gfc! me.shell2@gmail.com
    my fav color is pink or teal :)

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  24. i like turquoise, tiffany blue, coral, and mint! i love these hair ties and your blog!

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  25. I like Hot Pink, Navy Blue! They are classic and go with everything.
    Love your blog!
    M

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  26. Purple and navy (not necessarily together) <3 Thanks for the chance to win!

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