Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Tutorial ~ Ribbon Ponytail Holder

With school starting, there will be those days when a ponytail is needed. Some days you may wake up late....no time to fix the hair, so you pull it back. Or on game day when you want to wear your school colors. Over the years I have made my daughter a few of these. They are super easy and fast to make. So I hope you get a chance to make one too!

Great thing about this is you can make them with any colors, and theme ribbons like Birthdays, Valentines, St. Patricks, Halloween and Christmas.
My daughter likes these because they are not BOWS. But it's a fun way to "dress" up any plain ponytail.

To get started you will need:
Grosgrain Ribbon (colors/print of your choice and width sizes)
Ponytail elastic band
Hot glue gun and glue stick ( in photos I used e6000 first but then decided to go with hot glue gun because it dries FAST.)
Lighter or match (used to heat seal your ribbon after they are cut)

Cut your ribbon the length you desire. If you leave them a little longer you can always go back and trim shorter.
I cut the longest one at 16" and then cut each on on top a little shorter.

Take a lighter or match and hold the flame just at the tip of each end of ribbon to heat seal it. It will melt the ends some so it will not fray.

In between each layer find the middle and place a dot of glue .
(I suggest using the hot glue gun because it will dry fast, so no waiting for glue to dry)

Step 4:
Cut a small piece of ribbon and glue on top in the middle, this will be wrapping around the ponytail holder. You can see it better in the next step.

Once small piece of ribbon is dried flip over and glue the ponytail band in the middle. Just use small dot of glue.

Now fold over one side and place dot of glue under the folded part, let dry and then do same on the other side.

IF you are using E6000 you will need a clothespin to hold in place to dry completely. But if your are using hot glue and gun it will dry quick.

Place in hair and step back and admire your work!!!!!

If you decided to make any ribbon ponytail holders please let me know, I would love to see them. If you would like to place this tutorial on your blog please do, all I ask is that you link it back to my blog......THANKS!
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Vivre Le Jour said...

Thank you for sharing this quick and easy project with me!

Come on by my blog for a giveaway.

Kara :)

Alex said...

That makes me want to have long hair again to use it. The girls will definitly be getting some of these.

Maggie B said...

I made these for my daughter's softball team and they were sooooo cute. THANKS FOR THE EASY STEPS!