DIY Knotted Hair Ties & Headbands

Wednesday, May 23, 2012


I've noticed these cute, colorful knotted hair ties everywhere lately.  I've come across them in magazines, people's Birch Boxes, etc.  This past weekend, i visited one of my favorite stores Anthropologie, and fell completely in love with their knotted hair tie/headband selection! The color combinations where dreamy and some of them even sparkled!  I purchased a pack of neutral toned hair ties and drooled over the gorgeous selection of embellished hair ties.  They were essentially the same hair ties as i was purchasing in a pack of 5 for $12, however, these were sold individually for $10 simply because they had a pretty sparkly bead.  That's when i light bulb went off in my head (don't you just love it when that happens?), i makes these myself!  In fact, the next day, while strolling the isles of Target, i found a pack of 3 for $2.50!!!  Score!  I quickly purchased a few packs in a variety of colors.  Right next to these hair ties were knotted headbands (there went the light bulb again!)... i mean, why embellish solely the hair ties when i could embellish the headbands as well!  YES, perfect!  Ok so i purchased a few headbands as well.  After that, i visited my local Michael's and AC Moore stores (making sure to take advantage of their coupon offers) for a selection of the prettiest beads i could find and i quickly went to work!  I am so so SO pleased with they way they turned out!  In fact, i ordered these hair ties in bulk and may consider a tiny little side business on ETSY??  What do you think???  I took a lot of pictures so enjoy!  Oh and here's some food for thought for all you pony tail wearers, you know how you often carry around your pony tail holder on your wrist?  Well, how cute would these embellished hair ties look instead?  You can actually wear them as a bracelet!!!  I took a picture with my phone to illustrate that look.

These are the inspiration hair ties...

These were some of the colors available to purchase of the non-embellished hair ties. 
These were the neutral pack i bought.

Here are the headbands, also non-embellished.

So first, here are a few pictures of my bead selection... aren't they pretty?

Below are the hair bands i used for this DIY as well as the neutral one shown in one of the pictures above.  The ones below were purchased from Target 2 for $5.  The neutral pack was purchased at Anthrolopogie for $12.

OK so start with one knotted hair tie.

Undo the knot...

Insert bead/beads of choice.  Make sure the bead has a wide hole or it will make this entire process much more difficult!

Tie the knot and VOILA!

Here are a few of my other creations!

Here are the embellished headbands... 

These next three pictures are of me wearing one of the hair ties, headband and finally the headband as a bracelet.  Sorry for the poor quality but i took them myself using my iPhone and i think the 'hair' shots were taken too closely but hopefully you'll get an idea of what it looks like on.


 Well, that's it!  I hope you enjoyed my little DIY!  Don't forget to become an official follower of Fashion Maven Mommy!  Also, follow me on Bloglovin, Twitter @fashionmavenmom and "like" my Facebook page!  xoxo Carla


  1. wow you r so creative! I love it

    <3 Una

  2. thanks about your commet
    so original!!
    follow eacht other?

  3. This is such a great idea!! And they're so adorable too:)Xx

    1. Thanks! I'm kind of in love it with this idea too! xoxo

  4. cute DIY :)

  5. Really creative... Following you! ;)

  6. Great jewellery! Very creative post! :)

    From Finland, with ♥,

  7. I saw that you stopped by my blog and left a comment, so I am stopping by yours :) Cute idea! how fun. I am a mommy of two as well. Wanna follow eachother? I am following you :)

  8. where did you get your beads from ?

    1. Hi, i got the beads at Michael's and also at AC Moore! There's also a great selection on etsy and ebay if you want to take a peek :)

  9. bright idea <3 sooo creative. I love it! x