DIY Hair Tie Valentine {for YOUR girlfriends}

February 6, 2015 1 Comment | Disclosure

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!}

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I had a bunch of F.O.E. {fold over elastic-get some for $0.99 per yard today only on Jane!} that 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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    • FOE {Fold over elastic, you can find some here and there is a 1 day sale on Jane-solid colors are the FOE}
    • Free Prints {you can download them here} and print on white cardstock
    • Scissors
    • Ruler
    • Lighter
    • paper trimmer

So I got my FOE from Pick Your Plum for a steal of a deal. It was a black Friday special and it only cost $4.49. I think I got a couple of yards of 5 colors.  You can find it at Hobby Lobby and Michael’s. Joann’s probably has it too so just look around. There are a number of Etsy shops that sell it as well, but I haven’t bought it from any of them so I can’t recommend a specific one.  Amazon has a nice assortment pack as well that is eligible for Prime shipping.

First you need to cut your FOE, 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 FOE 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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Print the cards. You can download them 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 FOE 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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  1. Awesome! I’m making these for my daughters girl-friends. Great tip! Pinned!

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