How to Make Pony O’s

Making Cheerleading Pony O’s is a great way to show your support for your local school. Incorporate the school colors into these hair accessories for a fun and exciting look for all the members of the cheer squad.

Materials for Pony O’s

  • Scissors
  • Pony O’s or Hair Tie
  • Glue Gun
  • 3 spools of grosgrain or satin ribbon in sizes – 1 ½”, 7/8″, 5/8″
  • Needle and thread
  • Lighter

Instructions for Pony O’s

  1. Cut 20 inches of ribbon from each of the 3 ribbon sizes (1 ½”, 7/8″, 5/8″). How to Make Pony O's
  2. Cut the ends of the ribbons in a “V” shape and heat seal the ends with a lighter.
  3. Put all of the ribbons together and fold them in half. How to Make Pony O's
  4. Hold the top part of the fold with your fingers and run the needle and thread through the underside of the ribbon. Make sure there is a knot at the end of the thread.
  5. Pull the thread through until the knot stops it at the back.
  6. Lay the ribbon flat and hold in the middle with your fingers.  Take the thread and start wrapping it tightly around the center of the ribbon. Wrap it around a few times until it is secured. How to Make Pony O's
  7. Turn the ribbon over and place the Pony O on top of the ribbon where the thread is located.
  8. Wrap the thread around the Pony O and the ribbon. Keep wrapping until it is tight and secured.
  9. Once you feel that it is thoroughly secured, run the needle through the Pony O and stitch it with the ribbon. Then tie a knot and cut the thread. How to Make Pony O's How to Make Pony O's
  10. In order to cover the stitched area, cut a piece of the 5/8″ ribbon that is about 1 ½” long. Heat seal the edges. How to Make Pony O's
  11. Turn the Pony O over on its back and place a small drop of hot glue on top of the thread.
  12. Take the piece of ribbon and place one end down on the glue.
  13. Wrap the piece of ribbon around the center and bring it to the back again.
  14. Place another dab of glue in the center and  glue the other end of the ribbon to the center. How to Make Pony O's

How to Make Pony O's


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