Embellished Hair-Tie DIY


Hair accessories are some of the most fun odds and ends that clutter up your dresser. I love them all, from clips to head bands, and now that my hair’s grown enough to tie into a respectable ponytail, I’m having fun with tiny scrunchies and elastic hair-ties in a rainbow of colours. But sometimes, don’t you just want more? My personal peeve about fancy hair-ties is that they’re always so big! And voluminous. And completely engulfing my still-growing ponytail. So I thought it would be fun to create hair-ties that added a little special something without being too overwhelming. And the beauty of this entire process is that it’s so quick and easy, and uses up things you’ve been hoarding saving for a rainy day.

Without further ado, please assemble your hair ties (I like the nice elastic ones that have no metal in them), a good strong glue (I used E6000), buttons, cameos, anything that you’d like on the tie, and the secret weapon – ponytail holder findings, that have a groove for the hair-tie to sit in and flat surfaces to glue your embellishment on.

DIY embellished hair ties

Then choose your combinations, and glue away! I started off with a tiny lucite flower cluster, being in a matchy-matchy mood, but found it was too small to completely cover the finding, so I swapped it for an Eiffel Tower glass tile. I placed the glue on the finding, and then the hair-tie in its channel, and pressed the embellishment onto it.


If you don’t have the finding, don’t despair. You could easily do this with any bits of sheet metal you have lying around (because, of course, sheet metal is something that everyone has to spare! <eye roll>) or even pieces of cloth. The only problem would then be that your embellishment would be glued directly onto the ponytail elastic, and you’d have to pay a little attention to positioning it when you tie your hair up. To use old metal buttons, just cut off the shank with a good wire cutter, and you’re all set.

DIY hair ties with embellishments

And there you have it. Pretty pretties that you can make in under five minutes! What would you use to embellish your hair-ties? Do let us know!

Have a great week!



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