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.
Foam-core board or cardboard – anything sturdy, really
Hot glue gun
Several dozen hair ties
Something round to trace
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.
Glue a lollipop stick to one side of a circle.
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.
I organized my hair ties into color piles, then decided which colors to put together.
Putting the hair ties on is the fun part! I tried a few different patterns. I started with a color block pattern.
For this one, I swirled the color blocks around the lollipop.
But for this one, I alternated a different color every time.
I am SO happy with how they turned out! They’re so bright and cheerful.
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!