After years of wearing a typical hair band around my wrist and in my hair, I recently had a moment in the mirror where I realized how boring hair bands can be, and then it stuck out like a sore thumb. It's like when you say the same word over and over again, and eventually the most commonplace word sounds completely alien. Weird. Weird. Weird. Weird. Weird, right? Anyway... enough of that, and onto crafting.
Tools and Materials:
Cutting surface (scrap cardboard in my case)
Cut leather into an oblong shape, about 3 1/2 inches long. Thicker hair would need a longer piece of leather, and shorter piece for thinner hair.
Draw two even lines on the wrong side of the leather, like below.
Use the X-acto knife and straight edge or ruler to cut on the lines.
Using the magic braid technique from Melissa at I Still Love You, braid the leather.
Cut the hair band in half, and punch or cut holes into either end of the leather braid.
Push ends of hair band through the holes, and tie together.
Ta-da! I really like shade of the leather with my hair color-- you can play with colors that best suit you.