All you will need is:
- A lighter
Cut your elastic to about 8.25 inches. If you have hair a little thicker you may want to add another half inch.
Fold the elastic in half.
Grab the two ends and tie a knot. It will look like this at first.
Then you will tighten the knot. Make sure you pull the knot towards the two ends.
Cut the two ends together in a slant.
Take a lighter and barely run the flame across the edge. I did this twice to make sure I burned the edge and sealed it. You can also blow on the elastic as soon as you run the flame across it to make sure it doesn't keep burning.
And you are done! Now you have your own really cheap hair ties that won't fray at the end!
So I probably won't wear these on my arms but they are cuter than wearing a regular hair tie on your arm. I really like what these hair ties look like at the end of a side braid!
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