Unlike rubber bands that can damage hair, fabric-covered elastic bands keep specific styles safely in place. They also add a splash of color, but they do not add anything more. More decorative embellishments are readily available, but they are considerably higher in price, especially handmade varieties. Instead of buying ponytail holders that are way overpriced and not very unique, decorate plain options in gorgeous new ways. Basic hairbands are fun to decorate, and they can be beautifully embellished to match any outfit for a child or an adult.
Wrap It with Ribbons and Beads
One of the most impressive ways of decorating fabric-covered elastic hairbands is also the easiest, and all that it takes is narrow satin ribbon and beads. Tie lengths of ribbon securely around the band, and add glass or plastic beads of your choice. Instead of filling the lengths of ribbon from top to bottom, choose a select few for each one. Separate the beads with knots. Wrap the spaces in between the vertical beaded ribbons as well as the knots. The finished product will look much more complicated than it was to make. For something even more unique, braid the narrow strands of ribbon before adding the beads.
Tie Small Bows around the Bands
Another easy way to decorate plain fabric-covered elastic hairbands is with small ribbons. Tie neat little satin bows all of the way around the band. To keep them from coming undone, apply a drop of clear fabric glue to each knotted center. Consider adding a series of ribbons in every color of the spectrum for a unique and gorgeous rainbow hairband. Everyone will wonder where you found it.
Attach a Gorgeous Fabric Flower
Fabric-covered elastic hairbands with daisies are a dime a dozen, but they cost considerably more than ten cents. If you want a specific flower or color, choose your own floral decorations. Buy a fabric flower of your choice and a spool of invisible thread. Run a threaded needle through the bloom, and tie it securely to the elastic band. For a hair embellishment that is truly unique, attach small fabric leaves around the rest of the hairband. It will look phenomenal with a formal or informal outfit.
Source: Advanced Crafting Education and Experience