My girls don't have a whole lot of hair and what the little ones does have is in the shape of a mullet. So, girlifying them is very important and tricky. I gathered ribbons and elastics. (not pictured here is those little disposable back elastics, they work well for this.)
Cut a 3-5 inch length of ribbon...
or fabric of varying lengths.
Tie in a knot around elastic.
Girlify like crazy.
Works with curly ribbon too.
Have a ribbon swap with friends and you just may end up with every color you will ever need. Because the ends are sealed, if an elastic breaks, just tie ribbon to a new elastic. I love these because they are small enough that they don't over power a little head and you can use several per hair style.
These are very cost effective and easy to make.