I love wearing my hair up, but I’m always losing those elastic ponytail holders that you can buy in bulk. Which is why I love these even more. Quick and easy to make (and cheap)! It’s faster to make one than to hunt one down.
I went a little crazy and got 3 yds of each color. But I have plans for the extra left over, and I found FOE for 3yds=$1. That never happens! Shhh.
Okay, decide if you want ponytail holders or pigtail holders. For pigtails, you’ll cut two elastic pieces. (Pigtails are shown above the ponytail holder). Psst…One yard will make 3 ponytail holders.
Cut your elastic to 6 1/2 inches for pigtails, or 12 inches for ponytails.
Put it in your hair and go reward yourself with some ice cream and a girl’s night out. 😉
Of course you’ll make a bunch for your girlies too.
***Yes, you can heat the edges of the elastic or use that special fray edge glue stuff…but I’ve worn mine a bunch of times and have zero fraying without doing anything to it. So, why create an extra step for yourself?
***For a pretty presentation, cut a 4×3 1/2 inch piece of chipboard and put your elastics on it. You can find chipboard close to scrapbooking paper. Cardboard works too.
Makes a cute little gift, stocking stuffer or any day surprise! Have fun and share the joy. 🙂