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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.

DIY Hair Tie Lollipop

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

Supplies:

  • 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
make hair tie pops

Instructions:

cut circle base from foam

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 foam with scissors

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.

glue stick to the foam circle

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.

add first band to circle

This will close up the gap near the bottom straw area.

add criss cross bands to circle

I used 5 bands of each color and crisscrossed them across the pop.

Layer bands on circle

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.

three hair tie pops

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.

wrap hair tie lollipop

I hoped you liked this hair band lollipop post! These are such a cute idea for a quick gift for someone special! Enjoy!

Don’t feel like making this but love the look? Shop these ideas!

Love this? Then I would be thrilled if you Pinned it or shared it!

Valentine hair tie lollipop
hair tie lollipop pin

11 Comments

  1. Very nifty idea :)
    Thanks for sharing your tutorial on Tutorial Thursdays Linky Party this month.
    I look forward to seeing you again in the next month’s linky.
    x
    Natalie

  2. so cute Kim! Thanks for linking this up at our All Things Valentines Link Up!
    Wanted you to know we’ll be hosting an All Things Spring Link Up beginning Feb. 28 and we’d love for you to join us, adding in any Spring-y type posts –

  3. These are adorable! Thanks for sharing them with us at Sewlicious Home Decor! Pinned to the Party board! :)

    Marti

  4. This is a super idea for little girls! What a great idea for a non candy Valentine. Thanks for sharing @DearCreatives party! I love the new look too ;)

  5. That is so adorable! I’ve never seen those before, but I am totally filing this away for future use. I’m part of a Valentine Link up, and this post would be perfect for it, in case you’d like to join the fun.

    Thanks again for sharing!

    Marissa D

  6. What a unique and fun idea! Would love for you to link up at Link’n Blogs, if you haven’t already. :)

    xo
    Daniela
    Put A Bird On It

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