DIY Elastic Hair Ties {Anthro and Emi-Jay Knockoff}

DIY Anthro Hair Ties


DIY Emi-Jay Hair Ties


While perusing Anthro’s site (which I spend entirely too much time doing btw), I saw these elastic hair ties, which reminded me of the Emi-Jay ones that are so popular. Well emi jay knockoffs are super easy and you can make your own emi jay hair ties in every color to match your wardrobe for way cheaper! So I got some supplies and put them together while laying sick in bed and watching TV. I love these spring colors and I went ahead and bought more, including neons so I can have colors to match every outfit. They are also for sale in my Etsy shop if you just wanna buy some! 🙂

diy Emi Jay hair ties

DIY Elastic Hair Ties {Anthro and Emi-Jay Knockoff}

Fold Over Elastic



Fold Over Elastic


Lighter (optional)

Fray Check (optional)

DIY Elastic Hair Ties {Anthro and Emi-Jay Knockoff}

Measure approximately 9 inches of elastic and cut it.

DIY Elastic Hair Ties {Anthro and Emi-Jay Knockoff}

Fold elastic in half.DIY Elastic Hair Ties {Anthro and Emi-Jay Knockoff} Tie a secure knot leaving about a half inch on the ends (or whatever your desired length is). Cut the ends at an angle. You can use Fray Check or a lighter to prevent the ends from fraying. 

DIY Elastic Hair Ties {Anthro and Emi-Jay Knockoff}

Sorry about my short nub of a ponytail, lol. I just wanted to show how they look on. I am in the process of growing out my hair.DIY Elastic Hair Ties {Anthro and Emi-Jay Knockoff}  They also look cute and stylish on the wrist, don’t ya think?


Look at these fun colors!! <3 color candy:

Emi Jay Glitter Colors

Elastic Hair Ties {Anthro and Emi-Jay Knockoff}

 PS – I party here!




  1. These are so cute! Thanks for the directions I need to try to find the elastic. Hair ties never stay in my girls hair. I found you over at A Vision to Remember Party. Thanks again.

  2. These are on my mental list of gift ideas to make for my sisters! I love your color choices 🙂

  3. These are cute! Thanks for the idea!

  4. My daughter loves these! I would love for you to link up at Party In Polka Dots!


  5. What a great and simple knock off! LOVE IT

  6. These are so cute! Excellent copycat and upgrade! I wanted to let you know that I moved my link party over to my site: I’d love for you to link up there! Thanks!

  7. Easy and cute – I think I’ll have to make some of these!

    The Kitchen is My Dance Floor

    (Stopping by from Southern Lovely)

  8. Those are cute! I love all the glittery ones! Thanks – pinning now 🙂

    Pinned from the Pinterest Power Party at

  9. I am addicted to these! I need to make my own so I stop spending so much money on them! Thanks for the idea. 🙂

    Michelle @ Ya Gotta Have a Hobby

  10. It’s crazy what they want for a piece of tied elastic isn’t it?! I have been making these since I first started seeing them in the stores. I love that I can make a huge array of colors for myself & for my daughters – all at different sizes based on the thickness of our hair- all for pennies. So nice to not have to shell out a ton for something so simple. 🙂 Love finding a like minded blogger-

    Have a great weekend.

  11. These are adorable! I never knew they were so easy to make thanks for the tutorial!

  12. how cute are these?! I have a couple of girls that will go ga-ga over them. Thanks for sharing!
    (stopping over via 5days5ways)

  13. What a fun and easy idea. I love these hair ties! We would love for you to share at our first Super Summer Saturday party here:!


  14. Love this! Stopping by to let you know I am featuring you tomorrow on Made in a day! Congrats!

  15. Such a great idea. I am totally making these (and already pinned!). Love the presentation, too! ~Kristen


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