How to Make Ribbon Ponytail Holders

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When you go out shopping with your girls, chances are you see ribbon ponytail holders in many of the stores you go to together. These regular elastic ponytail holders have an extra treat: Small pieces of ribbon are attached all around the elastic, making them items that many girls, both big and small, cannot live without. Before you shell out big bucks for yours, consider the possibilities of making your own. They also can be great projects for church groups, Girl Scouts or just a general gathering of girls.

Things You'll Need

  • Scissors
  • Ribbon
  • Elastic ponytail holders
  • Cut a length of ribbon. As a general rule, cut each piece of ribbon to the length of the girl's hair who will wear the ponytail holder. If you are unsure of the length of the girl's hair, 12 to 14 inches is a good starting point.

  • Tie the ribbon around the ponytail holder, making sure each side of the ribbon is even. Tie the ribbon again, over the previous tie, forming a knot.

  • Cut another length of ribbon the same as the previous piece.

  • Tie the ribbon onto the ponytail holder in a knot.

  • Continue Steps 3 and 4 until the entire ponytail holder is filled with ribbons.

Tips & Warnings

  • Ribbons can be of any style, from wrapping ribbon to fabric varieties. If yours has a wire in it, simply pull it out.
  • Experiment with using the same or different colors of ribbon. Small embellishments also can be added, such as glitter and tiny buttons.

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