We did have at least 2 successful attempts already though. Look how cute these turned out! Heather sent these in to show that it can be done, even with shorter hair! Here it is on her older daughter. (This adorable bow is one that she got from Bows 4 My 4 Girls!)
Here it is on her younger daughter with even shorter hair. Notice how she started the ponytail up a little higher on her head to give her more length for the braids.
See people, it can be done! Give it another try!!