If you are ever wondering what to do with your baby’s elastic headbands after they’ve outgrown it, then here are a few tips for you.
For headbands that no longer fit, you can easily convert them into clips. We carry different colors of conversion clippies that are fully-lined, with no-slip foam grips and guaranteed gentle on babies and toddlers head.
For older children, you may use french barrettes, alligator clips with teeth or even transfer the headband to a plain plastic or metal headband such as these:
You can easily buy cheap, plain clips in department stores and simply cut the elastic as close as possible to the felt back. Carefully attach it using a glue gun and you’ll be able to use those bows again as clips.
Now, for the residual elastic (the soft kind), I suggest cutting it into your desired length, tying into a knot and heat-sealing the ends with either a lighter or candle. Voila! You can still reuse it as a hair-tie!
I would also keep those residual elastics (skinny, soft elastics) for future arts & crafts or DIY projects such as making cute bracelets. I’ve also sewn or glued elastics on my little girl’s ballet flats and baby shoes (those that doesn’t come with a strap) to keep them from falling off her feet. These are a few recycling tips for all you mommies who hate throwing away still perfectly useful materials.
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