I love these elastic hairbands (or hair ties)…..and with an etched glass recycled jar they make a cute, practical gift too!
On my last trip to L.A., I bought a bunch of foldover elastic (FOE) by the yard (I’ve seen rainbow lots of FOE on ebay if you are looking for a source):
To make an elastic hair tie just cut a strip about 7 inches long, fold it in half and then tie a knot at the bottom. Clip off the end at an angle to make it neat and pretty:
A large assortment of colors is what makes it such a great gift…who wouldn’t want to receive these as a present? I love using these in Boo’s hair because they don’t break and they don’t tangle either:
To make the glass container I used my Silhouette machine to cut a quick stencil out of vinyl shelf paper (available in a large roll at any home improvement store) and applied Armour Etch according to the directions:
The finished etching:
With all the colorful hair ties it looks like a jar of candy:
I cut a larger band for the top and added a cardstock tag to complete the gift. This one was for my sweet sister-in-law Carolyn:
A jar o’ headbands!
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Here’s another tutorial on tie dyeing elastic accessories if you like funky!