I love korker bows, I think they are SO cute, especially in tiny toddler pigtails. Lucky for me, they are also REALLY easy to make.
You can make korker bows out of almost any ribbon you want. (I have never bought a kind that doesn’t work) I love this since they usually have dollar bins full of ribbons at craft stores, especially around the holidays, so you can customize your bow to fit your exact needs.
This weekend I made pigtail korkers, so they are on the smaller size. However, you can make your korker bow as large & as full as you would like, using this basic technique.
Here’s what you will need:
1/4 inch dowels (you can get a size smaller if you want really tight corkers!)
Hair tie or barrette of your choice
The ribbon I used is a 4th of July 4 pack that was a dollar at JoAnn’s fabric. I decided to use clips I already had since they already had cute little stars on them.
How to make your korker bow:
- Preheat the oven to 250 degrees
- Clip one side of the ribbon to the end of the dowel, then wrap it around until you get to the end, and clip it once again
- Put the wrapped dowels in the oven for 30 minutes
- Take them out and let cool completely
- Remove the ribbons from the dowel once cooled
- Cut and stack until you have the desired length & fullness that you want
- Tie a tight knot in the middle of the ribbons
- Attach it to the hair clip or rubber band (I just tie it on with string)
- Adjust the bow until it looks the way you would like
So cute, right? Besides the cooking and cooling time these take like 10 minutes TOPS to make. If you end up making your own tag me on Instagram… I would love to see what you come up with!
|My little cutie is ready for the 4th of July!|