DIY: Splattered Ponytail Holder

DIY: Splattered Ponytail Holder

As a graphic designer, but more generally as a visual communicator, the so-called splatter trend is something that really strikes me! The randomness of the composition, always different but somehow similar, fascinates me and is – let’s admit that – so cool looking!

I understand not everyone’s into it and I got that by asking my boyfriend what he thought about this ponytail holder I just made. I got a “why is it stained?” type of answer. That’s okay darling, I love you anyway!

If you’re like him and don’t like the splattered look, simply admire the geometric rock-like shape of the ponytail holder, which can be easily finished up with a nice colour blocked solution. Now let’s dig into the tutorial!

You Will Need

DIY: Splattered Ponytail Holder

• Oven hardening modeling clay

• Cutter

• Elastic band or thread

• Small scissors

• Baking paper

• Watercolours or acrylic paint

• Brush


1. Start by modeling the clay with your hands until you get a nice smooth ball.

DIY: Splattered Ponytail Holder

2. Place the ball on baking paper and start trimming of edges with a cutter. You can go pretty random here, trying to get rid of all the rounded parts. You want it to be edgy.

DIY: Splattered Ponytail Holder

3. Once you’re happy with the shape, make a hole with the scissors towards one end, pressing gently to not deform your shape.

DIY: Splattered Ponytail Holder

4. Bake for 30 mins at 110 Celsius (but be sure check your own clay instructions). Let cool down.

DIY: Splattered Ponytail Holder

5. Splatter time! Work in a basin and splatter some paint like shown in the picture. Keep the paint watery and splash it using your finger on the brush. Let dry, turn upside down and repeat. Let dry again.

DIY: Splattered Ponytail Holder

6. Finally, make your elastic thread go through the hole two times, make a knot and cut off the excess bit. We’ve finished! Off to braiding your hair and pumping up that look 😉

DIY: Splattered Ponytail Holder

DIY: Splattered Ponytail HolderDIY: Splattered Ponytail Holder

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By Chiara & Irene

We’re Chiara Cavagion (the blondie) and Irene Fucci (the carrot head), twenty-something girls from Turin (Italy), our beloved city with its parisian atmosphere, its historical cafes, the river promenade and all its typical tiny corners. In 2013 we founded One O, our own creative space where we love to share DIY projects, cute printables and freebies, things we love, ideas to transform your home into a place completely personalised and stylish, but also beauty tips and fashion inspiration: because all things are best when diyed, right?


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