We have a variety of bows in our collection, some store bought, some bought from sellers on Etsy, and I really appreciate that every bow is different. A lot of thought and effort goes into the making of hair bows by individual sellers we've gotten some of our favorite bows from. I also occasionally like to make our own bows at home though, because I think it is a neat way to have something your child's wardrobe that is made by you. They are easy to make... even if you're not especially crafty! (If I can make korker bows, ANYONE can make them... trust me.)
Check out my You Tube tutorial, and step by step instructions are below!
How to make a korker bow for babies or toddlers!
1) Collect your supplies:
- 3-4 ribbons in 3/8" length, 1-2 ribbons in 5/8" or 7/8" length, Scissors, Glue Gun, Baking Sheet, Alligator Clips, Crafting Wire, Dowel Rods, and Clothes Pins
2) Preheat your oven to 250 degrees.
3) Wrap a 3/8" ribbon around a dowel rod that is the next size down from your ribbon (so 1/4" dowel for 3/8" ribbon) and use the clothes pin to hold the ends.
4) After you've wrapped 8-10 dowel rods, fill a baking sheet with the dowel rods and place in the oven for 10-15 minutes.
5) After you let the dowel rods cool, remove the ribbon from the rods.
6) Cut into desired lengths.
7) Connect the cut pieces with a small piece of crafting wire, twist the wire to create a defined center.
8) Wrap a small piece of coordinating ribbon around the center of the bow to cover the wire.
9) Glue the bow to a alligator clip that is covered with a bit of coordinating ribbon.
10) Let the glue dry, and don't forget to finish the edges of your cut ribbon! You can use liquid stitch or a heat source to gently melt the edges so that they don't fray with use.
And then you have your finished bows!