Did you guys see the post Megan had a week or two ago where she showed how to make some Anthropolgie inspired hair ties? Yeah, me too. I had seen the ties on the Anthropologie website but not being a big Anthro person (a little too frilly for my personal taste) I didn’t give them much thought. Then I saw Megan’s tutorial and gave them a lot of thought, they’re pretty cute and not crazy girly when viewed outside the Anthropologie world.
I ordered my fold over elastic online here, they have a pretty huge selection of colors and two widths of sparkle elastic, 3/8″ and 5/8″. They also have some velvet elastic which I wish I had ordered now that I know how awesome these hair ties are.
I also made some headbands to wear while running. I hate the really tight ones they sell at the store, they give me a headache by mid run and the point where they glue the two pieces of elastic together on those things always rips my hair out. These are super soft and don’t snag at all, same for the hair ties.
Megan recommended cutting 12″ lengths of the elastic and I found that that was the perfect length for the glitter elastic since it is a bit less stretchy that the regular FOE and the sparkles make the knot bulkier. I ended up cutting 10″ for the regular fold over elastic and that was great for wrapping my ponytail 3 times, though they’re almost a bit big for my wrist. I’m super glad Megan posted this tutorial b/c now I have my new favorite hair ties + headbands! Boo yah dudes!