Make your own hair tie lollipop with this simple tutorial! These pops make great gifts for party favor bags, Valentine’s Day, Easter baskets, and more! For more fun ideas see my Valentine page.
Looking for a unique handmade gift for kids? This fun hair tie lollipop is super easy to make and adorable!
They are a great non-candy alternative for Valentine’s Day, or any other gift giving holiday. Great for Birthday favor bags, Easter baskets, stocking stuffers, you name it.
I also made a cute printable labels for Valentine’s Day to add to the pop!
Hair Tie Lollipop
- 3 packages Scunci Medium and Small Multicolored No Damage Hair Bands
- Foam Board or Cardboard
- Pop Sticks or Cookie Sticks
- Clear Wrapping Paper Ribbon
- Heavy-duty Scissors
- Hot Glue and Gun
I took two small glasses and drew circles on the foam board. The large pops were 3 1/2 inches across, the small pops were 2 1/2 inches across.
Cut the circles out with Heavy-duty scissors.
Tip: When cutting foam board with scissors, cut on the outside of your drawn circle, then go back and trim.
Hot glue the stick to the foam circle. Let the glue dry.
How to Make Hair Tie Lollipop
First separate your bands into colors and sizes.
For the large pop:
Start at the top of the pop with 6 hair bands and crisscross them near the bottom of the pop. See pic below.
This will close up the gap near the bottom straw area.
I used 5 bands of each color and crisscrossed them across the pop.
Next, you diagonally add more bands of colors evenly across your circle until all gaps are filled.
Use your fingernails to separate the bands and fill in the gaps. I used 10 colors at 5 bands apiece for the Red Valentine Pop.
For the Multi-colored Large Pop:
TIP: You may need to adjust the number of bands. Most of the Scunci packages do not come with the same amount of colors of bands. There may be more of one color than another.
Start again with 6 bands at the top and cross them at the bottom. I used 11 colors in all, 1 color for 6 bands for the top, 5 colors of 4 bands each and 5 colors of 5 bands each.
Add the smaller 4 band colors to the pop first when making one without an even number of bands. Then add the 5 band colors last.
For the Small Pop:
I used 12 colors at 4 bands each. Follow the same directions as above.
Cut a rectangle of the clear wrapping paper, fold it over the pop and neatly bunch it up around the straw and base.
Secure with a medium or small hair tie. Tie a pretty ribbon around the base.
I hoped you liked this hair band lollipop post! These are such a cute idea for a quick gift for someone special! Enjoy!