hair tie lollipops

I was shopping at a cute kids’ boutique last week when I came across something for sale called a “Hair Tie Lollipop.” It was really cute and also really expensive – it was selling for $16! I knew it didn’t have even close to $16 worth of hair bands on it, so I decided to make one myself. It was incredibly easy and didn’t cost anywhere near $16 to make.

Hair Tie Lollipops
Foam-core board or cardboard – anything sturdy, really
Lollipop sticks
Hot glue gun
X-acto knife
Pencil
Several dozen hair ties
Something round to trace

Hair Tie Lollipops

Start by tracing circles onto the foam core board or cardboard. You’ll need two circles for each lollipop. I used the top of a mason jar, but you’ll have to experiment to see what will fit the hair ties you have. Carefully cut the circles out with an x-acto knife.

Hair Tie Lollipops

Glue a lollipop stick to one side of a circle.

Hair Tie Lollipops

Glue another circle on top. Make sure the circle is securely glued on! Wait until the glue is completely dry before you start putting hair ties on it.

Hair Tie Lollipops

I organized my hair ties into color piles, then decided which colors to put together.

Hair Tie Lollipops

Putting the hair ties on is the fun part! I tried a few different patterns. I started with a color block pattern.

Hair Tie Lollipops

For this one, I swirled the color blocks around the lollipop.

Hair Tie Lollipops

But for this one, I alternated a different color every time.

Hair Tie Lollipops

I am SO happy with how they turned out! They’re so bright and cheerful.

Hair Tie Lollipops

These will make the perfect little gifts for Annabel to give to some of her classmates on their birthdays.

Any questions, let me know. Have fun!