What Are Other Great Uses for Hair Ties?

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Multi-tasking...you couldn't get anything done without this skill, right? It turns out that a lot of beauty products out there are multi-taskers, too. Case in point: the hair tie. Sure it looks slick when you make a low ponytail off to one side, and cute if you go high and wear a headband, too. Your daughter looks adorable in pigtails, but what other great ways have you put the old ponytail holder to use?


I asked CafeMoms and got some great responses. Here is the rundown:

  • You can use it to continue to wear your jeans when you are pregnant. Loop it through the hole to and attach to button for a more accommodating size. Shout out to Krystal.Ingalls for that. 
  • caitxrawk's has bought decorative ones to use as napkin rings and to hold up pants after the elastic has worn out.
  • Have a little one who likes to open cupboards? CarolynBarnett suggested using them to keep those cabinets closed from prying hands.
  • You can also use it to hold your towel together after the shower, to group mail, and hold together art supplies, bbennington1 shared. 
  • FlyMom07 joked that she uses them to get someone's attention. "Just stretch and fling (try not to aim for the eyes)."
  • crissym45 added that she uses them to close bags of chips and that her daughter uses them as bracelets.

I thought of a few more:

  • To cinch back the tops you wore while pregnant to make them look cute post-baby.
  • Use as a bracelet and snap when you need a time out.
  • To get the plastic wrap to stay on an open can of beans (or any can).
  • Loop through your bra straps (if removable) to make a regular bra into a racerback.
  • To tie-dye your clothes. JayGirlsMom made that cute outfit for her DD!

What do you think of these suggestions? Please share your ideas!

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JayGi... JayGirlsMom

WE MADE THE BUZZ AGAIN!!! I AM LOVIN IT! CAFE MOM, AND BLOGGERS ROCK! WE HAD A GREAT TIME MAKING THE TYE DYES! AND GLAD TO SHARE WITH YOU ALL!

igot5... igot5kidz

I have used the hair ties for curtain holders..to gather them in the middle or pull them to the side and tie back on the curtain holder on the side. Very cheap and inexpensive. I used them at the end of a table cloth for an added design or decoration.

young... youngmommy2-3

My DD uses them as belts on her barbies. Or to hold on her homemade clothes for the barbies also

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