I decided to try the "Sharpie Tie Dye" technique and figured it would be better to start off with something small. And we have plenty of fold over elastic to experiment with so I figured this would be a good place to start.
I'll be doing the same design on 5 different colors of elastic.
Squiggle some sharpie onto random parts of the elastic.
Fill in most of the gaps with any kind of permanent markers.
Place the elastic on a paper towel.
Drizzle rubbing alcohol onto the elastic. Make sure the whole piece is covered.
Fold the paper towel over and dab the elastic to smudge the designs a little more.
Let the elastic dry completely and then rinse with warm water.
Lay the elastic out to dry and then create some hair ties out of the pieces!
Go here for detailed instructions.
There you have it! Some one-of-a-kind hair ties or whatever else you want to sharpie tie-dye.
P.S. We have added these tie dye colors to our Etsy Shop!