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How to make a fun team color ponytail holder

Its cheer time in the fall and what better way to show your team spirit that with a fun team color ponytail holder.  My fave team colors are red, blue and white but you can easily change up the colors for any team you have in mind.

This project is super easy and inexpensive.  And Bowdabra makes it quick.  So you can make enough of these cheer bows for the whole group!

team color ponytail holder

Team color ponytail holder

Materials:
  • 15” 2 ½” wide red ribbon (Or your team color)
  • 15” 2 ½” wide blue ribbon (Or your team color)
  • 5” 7/8” wide white ribbon (Or your team color)
  • 18” Bowdabra bow wire
  • Mini Bowdabra with hair bow tool and ruler attachment
  • Scissors
  • Hot glue and hot glue sticks
  • Ponytail elastic
Instructions:

First, gather your supplies and pre-cut the ribbon pieces.

team color ponytail holder

Next, cut a piece of Bowdabra bow wire.  Fold it in half and insert into the Bowdabra.  You will have a loop on one end and two loose wires on the other. (This is your slipknot)

team color ponytail holder

Now, on each 15” length of ribbon fold one end in half and cut towards the fold to create a dovetail.

team color ponytail holder

Then, insert one color 15” ribbon strip into the Bowdabra leaving the dovetail end hanging down. Next, insert the other color ribbon into the Bowdabra leaving that dovetail end hanging down on the opposite side.

team color ponytail holder

team color ponytail holder

Next, bring the first ribbon tail over and form a loop to the 3-inch mark push into the Bowdabra.

team color ponytail holder

Then bring the other ribbon tail over to form a matching loop on the other side and insert into the Bowdabra.  The two opposite color tail will be hanging down.

team color ponytail holder

Scrunch down with the Bowdabra wand.

Finally, insert the two loose ends through the loop and pull tight while the bow is still in the Bowdabra. Separate the ends, remove from the Bowdabra and turn to the back and tie a knot.

team color ponytail holder

team color ponytail holder

To finish take the small white (or your color 7/8” wide ribbon) and tie a knot.  Adjust the knot so that it is on the center front of the bow. Use a dab of hot glue to adhere.  Glue the ponytail elastic on the back, bring the ends of the white ribbon to cover the elastic and secure with additional glue.

team color ponytail holder

team color ponytail holder

team color ponytail holder

 

 

 

 

     
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