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Sunday, October 24, 2010

Korker Bows

We love hair clippies in our house. Madison wants to wear them with everything, but only if they match what she's wearing. Most of the time, we don't have any bows that match. This weekend I made a ton of them and they are really addicting. I just kept going until I ran out of ribbon.

To Make these bows you will need:

Grosgrain ribbon, 1/4 inch or 3/8 inch.  I used 3/8 inch.
1/4 inch wooden dowels
wooden clothespins
cookie sheet
hot glue
plastic barrettes

To curl the ribbon, attach the ribbon to one end of the dowel and secure with a clothespin.  Wrap the ribbon around the dowel and secure the other end with a clothespin.

Once all the dowels are wrapped with ribbon, place them on a cookie sheet (I lined mine with foil so the ribbon wouldn't get dirty) and bake 275 degrees for 30 minutes.

Remove the ribbon from the oven and let cool for a couple minutes.  Remove the clothespins and unwind the ribbon. 

Next, cut the ribbon into two inch pieces.

At this point you will need to burn the edges of each piece so the ends won't fray.  Hold the ribbon with your tweezers and place the end close to the flame.  Don't get too close because it will catch on fire.

Place the two inch pieces of ribbon along a piece of thread and then tie around the middle of the ribbon.

Cut off the excess thread and hot glue to a plastic barrette.


  1. Very cute. Found you via Girl Creative (I think..too many windows open). As a mom of 3 girls..I need to get busy making some bows.

  2. These adorable. You bake the ribbon?!

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  3. I've always wondered how those curly-cues stay I know, very clever!
    Stopping by from Craft-O-Maniac.

  4. Great tutorial. I look forward to trying adorable!!!

  5. I was thinking of making these for a craft bazaar that I'm going to next month. Can you tell me how many cuts you get out of a regular spool of ribbon? I'm trying to figure out how much ribbon I will need to make enough bows to sell. Thanks!

  6. I love these bows! My daughter has a few of these. Thanks for linking them up at the Catwalk!

  7. I had no idea! thanks for taking away the mystery :)

  8. So cute! A friend just sent my little girl some of these bows and I was wondering how she curled the ribbon! Now I will be able to make my own :) I can't wait to feature this on our Weekend Wrapup next week- :)

  9. I am inviting you to share your talent at our blow out linking party.
    Thank you,

  10. do you wet the ribbon in water or anything before baking.

  11. You don't have to do anything to the ribbon. It will melt into shape when you bake it.