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Monday, April 9, 2012

How to make adorable korker hair bows for your Baby or Toddler!

Korker bows are fun and easy to make at home, to match special outfits or for holidays! They are a great way to make a unique bow for your bow collection... one that is made by you for baby!

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!

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  1. Very cute! I always wondered how to curl the ribbon and it seems very easy. Thanks for teaching. :)

  2. These hair bows are so cute! Thanks for the tutorial. We loved having you at our "Strut Your Stuff Saturday.' We hope you'll be back again soon! -The Sisters