11.16.2009

diy button ponytail holder

This little craft is a one minute wonder!! I'm not even kidding, from start--to finish--to snug in your pretty locks, this is a true quickie. Now that I am back at work and barely finding enough time to keep the floors clean and the socks folded, I am embracing instant crafts like this. Plus, not a day goes by without my hair winding up in a pony. Imagine that! Now I can sport my usual 'do with a bit of flair.
Ready, get set, go:
1. Gather up your goodies: you'll need a small scrap of your favorite fabric, an elastic ponytail holder and a metal button covering kit (any size will do--I chose a 1" diameter)
2. Following your kit instructions, trim fabric to size, place over button, press, and ta-da! You've created your custom look.3. Take your pony holder and loop+swoop it through the eye of the button. I found that using an old pony with over-stretched elastic was the perfect trick to easily advance it through the button. Of course your results will depend on the size of buttons and elastics you use, but you get the idea!
4. Admire your darling finished product, tie back your hair, and go greet the day!

8 comments:

{eleise} said...

Very cute...now if only I could pull my hair back! =)

Katie - My Paisley Apron said...

Yay, an idea for my buttons!!!

Nikki said...

SO cute--and I just chopped my hair off last week! :-0

Miss G said...

cute! I want to try this! kelly

Susan said...

I think I'll give this a try! My hair goes back in a ponytail at some point every day too! Thanks for the lesson!
Blessings!

Secondstreetdesigns said...

thanks for the cute idea!

Cassie said...

My hair too inevitably ends up in a ponytail everyday. Just the trick to look less 'messy. Thanks for sharing xx

Kristin said...

I love this idea! So easy to make! Thanks for sharing.