heart ties and baubles
January 25, 2011 § 12 Comments
I have a couple of heart ice cube trays I picked up at the dollar store years ago. I finally found a different purpose for one of the trays other than, well, ice cubes or molded chocolate. I decided to make these heart ties and baubles by molding some plaster and doodling away.
If you have a little girl, they’re going to love designing their own hair ties and baubles. There is a more durable variety of plaster you can use for this purpose. As for me, I think I’m going to use these to accent some small boxes for my Valentine.
You will need a heart ice cube tray, unused hair ties, plaster, disposable bowl, disposable spoon, and permanent markers.
1. For baubles, you will need to cut open two hair ties.
2. Mix plaster as directed on the package. Carefully spoon into mold. While plaster is still wet, place the hair ties in the mold. For baubles, you will need to place two cut hair ties. Make sure the hair ties are upright.
3. Doodle your desired pattern using permanent markers.
You can really personalize these by writing names and initials.
I can even see the baubles being used as napkin rings for a Valentine wedding – one heart having the initial of the bride and the other, the groom. Or they can be used as favor tags for a small box of truffles.
Tagged: heart hair baubles, heart hair ties, truffle box tags, valentine crafts, valentine gift tags, valentine napkin rings, wedding favor tags
I love these and I can’t wait to make some. Thanks for posting it.
Happy crafting! 😀
OMG! These are awesome! I can’t wait to make them so I can show them off in my hair! Thanks!
Thanks, Melanie. When I made them, I really wanted to use them for everything else other than my hair, but I think I’ll doodle some more designs to wear.
Sweet! And ever since i chopped my hair I have a ton of hair ties I never use but haven’t tossed either. I knew there had to be a way to reuse them 🙂
Lots to do with hair ties. 😀
This is a great idea and i can imagine every little (or big) girl wanting one . I can think of many ways to use this idea. Thanks
Glad you enjoyed the post, Priscilla!
These are great! I wonder if you could Mod Podge them to seal the designs and make them shiny?
I think I’ll podge a couple now that you mention it. Thanks!