DIY Polymer Clay Hair Tie Bracelet

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Are you always searching at the bottom of your bag for that extra hair tie you swear you threw in at the last minute? Or are you tired of wearing your not-so-fashionable hair band around your wrist and getting that annoying imprint at the end of the day? Well, this DIY polymer clay bracelet solves both those issues. Never look for your hair tie again, and look cute to boot with this adorable cuff bracelet that doubles as a hair tie holder!

Step 1: Break off a piece of polymer clay and flatten with a rolling pin. You can use parchment or wax paper to keep the clay from sticking to the pin if needed.

Step 2: Using a craft knife, line up a ruled on the clay to cut a perfect rectangle from the clay, about 5 inches long and 1/2-inch wide or a bit thinner.

Step 3: Use a skewer to stamp a groove into the middle of the clay, being careful not to go all the way through. Clean up your edges with the craft knife if needed.

Step 4: Curve the stamped clay piece into a bracelet shape, leaving a space for your wrist to go through. Use a baking cup or ramekin as a guide to keep the curve perfect when you bake the clay. Bake at 275° for 10-20 minutes according to your package instructions. A trick? Remove from oven and place in the fridge to allow the clay to cool and set faster.

Step 5: Once your clay bracelets have cooled, use a paintbrush to add a coat of Sculpey gloss. Let dry completely, about 10 minutes.

Step 7: Slip your hair tie into the groove on the bracelet and get ready to never have to search for your hair tie ever again!

We love fashion DIYs that can pull double duty like this hair tie bracelet! Anything that’s useful AND looks cute- we’re into it. What kind of practical fashion or beauty DIYs would you like to see next! Tell us in the comments or @bemakeful.