i got into the habit of always having an elastic around my wrist when i was in middle school. i was... a cheerleader (yeah) and had to tie my hair back all the time. but over the years, i've often felt like plain elastics look ugly in my hair, and have wondered about ways to jazz them up.
so it was midnight. i was in my studio staring at some yarn, and it hit me... i could make little bows!! i came up with a tutorial so you can make them too :)
~ first, you need two pieces of yarn. one 56" long, and the other 20" long.
~ fold the longer piece in half four times over.
(a captive audience...)
~ string the smaller piece through a hair elastic with equal length on each side.
~ grab the "bow" by the middle, and start wrapping the smaller piece around it, tying it to the elastic. wrap it around maybe 5 or 6 times... or however much you feel like.
~ when you're finished wrapping, tie the loose ends into a knot.
~ straighten her out...
~ you can leave the loose ends, clip them, or incorporate more yarn for a fuller "tie" effect.
~ enjoy your fun new hair accessory!