DIY Cute Button Hair Elastics
These pretty hair elastics are everywhere but it wasn’t until I was at my favorite craft store that I realized all the bright and cheery hues that the elastics came in… and was inspired to make DIY Cute Button Elastics myself!
Supplies: Elastic, matches, fabric, Dritz Craft Cover Button Kit, scissors and a pencil. I got the idea for this project and all the supplies at Ben Franklin Crafts and Frames.
Cut elastic into 9″ pieces
Light a match and “singe” the edges to keep them from fraying. “Singe” is too strong a word, but basically light the match and put the match close enough to the elastic to make it melt a little
To Make Fabric Covered Buttons:
Put the template on the fabric and trace the outline of the part you want to show
Cut the fabric out (it’s ok if it doesn’t look perfect, no one will ever see the edges)
Place the fabric wrong side up on top of the mold and press the button shell into the mold
Tuck the fabric into the shell
Put a back over the tucked fabric and press down with pusher to snap it into place
Warning… once you start making buttons it will be tough to stop!
Run elastic through back of button and make a knot
They are super fun to make!