DIY Hair Tie Valentine {for YOUR girlfriends}

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Valentine’s Day Gift you can Make Yourself

I decided today that I wanted to make a valentine to give my friends. Once upon a time I used to stamp valentine’s cards for my friends and family. Enter 4 kids in 5 years and I haven’t done anything for anyone. I have a “little” more free time these days and decided to do a little something for the women I love. {Now if you have a man you love with long hair, he just might like this too!}

I had a bunch of Fold Over Elastic (FOE)  which I had bought and designed some cute cards to put a hair tie on. If you haven’t tried these hair ties, you will love them! They don’t leave a crease in your hair, you can wear them on your wrist without them cutting off the circulation, and they are cute.  I’ve paid $4 for 4 of them before, this was BEFORE I found out how easy they are to make! I created a cute {FREE} printable for you to use.  Here is what you need to get started:

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First you need to cut your Elastic. I cut mine 11 inches long. I like to wrap my hair tie around my hair 3 times and that is the perfect length for me. You can play with it though and try different lengths to see what works for your hair.

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Fold it in half and bring the top edges together.  Don’t worry about those ugly edges we will take care of those later!

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Now you are going to tie a knot in it

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I wrap the Elastic around my finger, then bring the tail through the hole and pull it tight.

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Next you want to burn the edges to seal them so it doesn’t fray.

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DON’T skip this step, it will fray and just not last.

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Download & Print the Knot Hair Valentine here!

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Use your paper trimmer to cut them out. I left a little white edge on each card. I have a lot of paper trimmers and this Fiskars one is my favorite one.

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Now you just slide your Elastic hair tie onto the card, sign your name and give them to your friends. I used these cool Gold Sharpies to sign mine.  You can find a package of gold, silver and bronze here.

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I hope you like these cards and hair ties as much as I do! These are quick and easy to make for all the lovely ladies in your life. I’m planning on dropping some in the mail  to some of my friends that I don’t live by anymore, who doesn’t like to get a happy card in the mail?!

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 If you love this idea, you’ll want to check out all of the other Valentine’s Day ideas we have!

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