My next step was to go shopping for ribbon to match Lily's soccer kit.
Unfortunately it seems that "hunter green" really isn't in vogue right now, so finding the organza ribbon the tutorial calls for wasn't going to happen. Soooo I remembered back to the blog and that they also made them out of fleece! So that was my answer! I bought the elastics and a strip of green fleece and set about cutting it up!
If you don't already have a rotary cutter, 18" clear craft ruler, and a self healing cutting mat I highly recommend you get these awesome tools! Nothing cuts straighter. And nothing cuts fleece more quickly or more easily.
I decided to make the strips of random thickness in order to give the whole thing some interest. Each strip is 12" long. I've toyed with the idea of random lengths too which I may do on the next one.
Next I knotted the strips onto the elastic by wrapping the strip around the elastic and pulling the tails through the hoop and pull tight.
Slide each strip of fleece up next to the one before and continue until you have 2/3 of the elastic filled. I decided it was easier to get into Lily's hair if I left some of the elastic bare. Took me about 22 strips to get the one I was making this full.
And here's the finished ponytail holder in action!