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How to make your own ponytail holders

My name is Abby and I'm a stay at home mom to two little chillens. Boston would be the older brother and Savy would be the little sister. Together they fill my days and make the world go 'round. A typical day for me includes grey SUU ...

Adorable on your wrist, gentle on your hair

By now I'm sure you're all aware of these trendy little ties. You can find them at the front of nearly every cash register just begging you to take them home. Here's a tutorial to make the cute ponytail elastics yourself.
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You can find these ties at Ulta, Sephora and even at Anthropologie. However, making these ties yourself is simple enough, can save you money and guarantee the colors you want. You can buy an entire yard of elastic for 45 cents and a pack of five ties from Target and it will cost you about $4 — or $12 from Anthropologie.

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These ponytail elastics are crazy-easy to make, and online shops like the Sunshine Shoppe make it incredibly easy to customize your colors and patterns. Pssst, their chevron print is to die for. Hurry and go snag yourself some before they run out!

Let's get to it, shall we?

How to make your own ponytail elastics

Supplies:

  • 1 yard elastic
  • ruler
  • pair of scissors

Instructions:

1

Measure and cut

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Take your elastic and measure out eight to 10 inches in length. Once the elastic is cut, you'll want to seal the ends. I like to run a lighter over the ends and just singe them.

2

Fold and knot

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Fold your elastic in half and knot the ends. And you're done. That's all there is to it.

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There you have it — a super fun project that makes for a fun girls' night or a simple craft you can do while watching The Vampire Diaries!

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