Since I wear my hair up in a ponytail several times a week, I wanted to dress it up a bit, so it doesn't always look so casual (seen here). I've purchased fancy hair ties in the past - ones with tortoise shell and beading, but when the elastics break, you're out of luck. I decided to make my own hair ties out of fabric I had lying around for a sweet, springtime look. It's entirely customizable and if your elastic ever snaps, you can simply transfer the fabric and re-use it. Here's how I did it:
Items needed: leather (or any other fabric you having lying around), hair bands, scissors, a ruler, and twist ties.
Step 1: Using your ruler, cut a strip of the leather that's 15 inches in length and 1/2 inch in width.
Step 2: Make sure the piece you cut is the proper length and as even as possible.
Step 3: Trim both ends so that they come to a gradual point.
Step 4: Place the piece of leather on top of the hair band and secure them together by using the twist tie. Make sure the leather is lined up so you're left with two equal lengths.
Step 5: Put your hair up in a ponytail. Make sure the twist tie you secured is at the top (since it will eventually be covered up by the knot).
Step 6: Take both ends of your leather strip and wrap them in opposite ways under the pony tail, covering up the hair band. Then tie them in a double knot above the twist tie, so that it's secure.