Fold over elastic is a wonderfully versatile elastic. Crafters use it on clothing, making hair accessories or simply putting up their hair with a knotted piece of FOE.
These lovely plaited FOE hair ties take simple knotted FOE Hair ties to another level. Not only do they make a pretty statement in a ponytail but look great worn on the wrist until required.
Plaited FOE Hair Tie Tutorial
To make the Plaited FOE Hair Tie you will need
3 pieces of 50cm Fold Over Elastic
2 alligator clips to hold the FOE
Tealight Candle or lighter
Measure approximately 8cm along the first piece of FOE and fold it in half. Make sure all pieces are folded in the same direction. Use an alligator clip to hold it in place. Repeat for all three pieces of FOE.
Begin plaiting the FOE. Be careful not to twist the FOE as you plait. Treat it like you are folding it over to the middle of the plait.
Keep plaiting until the plait measures approximately 20 – 25 cm depending on thickness of hair it will be used on.
Now take both ends together and tie in a knot. The knot will be less bulky if you keep the plait out of the knot.
Trim the ends to make them even and quickly run each end over the flame to seal them. This will prevent the FOE from unravelling.
Don’t these look amazing. Make them to compliment different outfits, for party favours or even make them for the school fete!