Retro Ponytail Holders: How to Make Hair Scrunchies with Your Kids

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How to Make Hair Scrunchies with Your Kids | If you're looking for simple tutorials to teach you how to make 80s-inspired retro ponytail holders, we're sharing 5 step-by-step videos that are equal parts easy and stylish! Whether you use a sewing machine, sew by hand, or opt for the no sew options, there's a DIY scrunchie here for everyone! #scrunchie #scrunchies #DIYscrunchies

Bootleg jeans, mini skirts, bomber jackets, distressed denim, and hair scrunchies have made a comeback, and I couldn’t be more excited. As a 40-something mom to a little girl who is obsessed with all things hair, beauty, and fashion, it’s been fun re-living my youth and watching some of my favorite trends come back to life. Hair accessories have been particularly popular with my daughter lately since she wears a school uniform and it’s her only form of self-expression Monday through Friday, and after spending a fortune at Claire’s the last time we were at the mall, I wanted to figure out how to make hair scrunchies ourselves.

As it turns out, DIY hair scrunchies are all the rage these days, and there are tons of simple step-by-step tutorials available to help you customize your own hair ties with whatever supplies you have at your disposal. Whether you have a sewing machine, prefer to use a needle and thread, or need kid-friendly no sew options, we’re sharing 5 ideas to teach you how to make hair scrunchies from the comfort of your own home!

How to Make Hair Scrunchies

How to Make Hair Scrunchies with Elastic | Treasurie

If you want to know how to make hair scrunchies and aren’t afraid of a little sewing, this is a great tutorial to start with. You’ll start with a piece of fabric measuring 22 inches by 3.5 inches, and Amazon sells a bundle of fabric in multiple colors that meets these requirements, which you can purchase here. You’ll also need elastic, a needle and thread, safety pins, and fabric pins (if you don’t have these, this sewing kit has it all at a reasonable price!). These step-by-step instructions are so easy to follow, allowing you to make tons of scrunchies for you and your kids!

How to Make Hair Scrunchies with Hair Ties | Megan Weller

If you or your kids have fine hair and you want to know how to make hair scrunchies with hair ties for a little extra hold, this is the tutorial for you! It’s a bit more complicated than the tutorial above and you’ll need a sewing machine, but these scrunchies will keep hair in place while simultaneously adding a little flare!

How to Make Hair Scrunchies with a Bow | HairbowSuppliesEtc

If you want to know how to make hair scrunchies with a bow, it’s a lot easier than it looks! This tutorial breaks it down, and while she uses a sewing machine, you can easily sew these scrunchies by hand if needed. What I love about this one is that you can make the bow as big or small as you’d like, and you can play around with different patterns and colors for a more unique look.

How to Make Hair Scrunchies WITHOUT Sewing | The Flower Art

Okay, full disclosure here: I don’t own a sewing machine, and I suck at sewing. And since my daughter and I both have fine hair, I really wanted to figure out how to make hair scrunchies with hair ties WITHOUT a needle and thread. Thankfully, The Flower Art has a simple tutorial that does all of these things, and I can confirm the finished product works perfectly! She uses an old tee-shirt for her scrunchies, which looks great, but I found this velvet scrunchie making kit on Amazon and we decided to use this fabric instead. You’ll also need hair ties and a glue gun. This was a great mom-and-daughter craft, and we made tons of scrunchies in one sitting!

How to Make Hair Scrunchies WITHOUT Sewing and NO GLUE GUN | Kids Cooking and Crafts

While I loved the glue gun option, I admit it was a bit more involving for me as I didn’t want my 8-year-old to burn her little fingers while we were hot-gluing pieces of fabric together. I wanted to teach her how to make hair scrunchies on her own so we could work side-by-side and create our own masterpieces, and this tutorial proved we could get the same results with fabric glue! Make sure to watch the video – this mother-daughter duo is so fun, and they made some great head bands which might inspire you!

I hope these tutorials inspire you to figure out how to make hair scrunchies using whatever materials you have on hand. Whether you’re using a sewing machine, cracking open your sewing kit, or using fabric glue, there are tons of ways you can personalize your hair accessories. These tutorials make great mother-daughter crafts, and can also be enjoyed at birthday parties and sleepovers!

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How to Make Hair Scrunchies with Your Kids | If you're looking for simple tutorials to teach you how to make 80s-inspired retro ponytail holders, we're sharing 5 step-by-step videos that are equal parts easy and stylish! Whether you use a sewing machine, sew by hand, or opt for the no sew options, there's a DIY scrunchie here for everyone! #scrunchie #scrunchies #DIYscrunchies

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Gwen
Gwen
Gwen is a 40-something freelance writer and social media consultant who has an unhealthy love for makeup, hair, and fashion. She lives with her husband and 9-year-old daughter in Toronto, Canada and hopes to move to a warmer climate someday. Preferably tomorrow.