Monday, April 28, 2014

Mini Korker Bows Tutorial

Mini Korker Bow Tutorial at GYCT 

Have you ever made a Hair Bow?  A few weeks ago we shared our Perfect Hair Bow Tutorial.  Today we are going to share how to make Mini Korker Bows.  Korker Bows are the bows with the tightly curled ribbon.  Super cute and actually super easy!

Materials Needed:
Wooden dowels
Clothes Pins
Needle and thread
Hair Clip
Hot Glue Gun

Mini Korker Bow Tutorial at GYCT 

First, heat up your oven to 250 degrees.  Meanwhile, gently wrap your ribbon around the wooden dowels.  Secure them in place with the clothes pins on either end.  If you want tighter or looser bows, you'll want different size dowels.

Place wrapped dowels on a foil lined baking sheet.  Place in the oven for 20-25 minutes.  Remove from oven and let them cool.  Remove ribbon from dowels and they should look like the picture below.

Mini Korker Bow Tutorial at GYCT 

See, all curly and cute!  You can see I used different size ribbon and different types too.  Just to try it out.

Mini Korker Bow Tutorial at GYCT 

Next, cut your ribbon pieces.  I have 3 different sizes:  3", 2.5", and 2".  I cut a pink and a white in each color.

Mini Korker Bow Tutorial at GYCT 

Thread your needle and put a knot in the end of your thread.  Place your needle on a flat surface with the point sticking up (see above picture).  Now place each of your ribbon layers through the needle, starting with the largest layer and moving to the smallest.

Mini Korker Bow Tutorial at GYCT 

Next, pinch your layers together and pull your needle out.  Continue to stitch your ribbon pieces together by taking your needle down the ribbon and back out.  Do this about 4 or 5 times.  Pulling tight!
Mini Korker Bow Tutorial at GYCT 

Now, grab your clip.  My clip is on the right in the picture above.  I covered it in matching ribbon using my hot glue gun.  

Mini Korker Bow Tutorial at GYCT 

Place a dot of glue on the top of the clip and stick your korker bow on the glue.  Carefully open you clip and place a dot of hot glue on the top inside of the clip.  Take about a 1-2" piece of ribbon and stick the end to the glue.

Mini Korker Bow Tutorial at GYCT 

Take the end of your loose ribbon and pull it around the middle of your korker bow (as seen above).  Pull it tight and bring it back to the inside of the clip.  Glue to other end to the inside of the clip.
Mini Korker Bow Tutorial at GYCT 

Make sure to burn the edges of each of your ribbon pieces so that they don't fray.

Now you are all done!  
Hair Bow Canvas Tutorial

Now all you need is to make yourself Hair Bow Canvas  to store your beautiful creations!
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  1. Thanks for sharing! I've always wondered how to make these. Now I can make them for my two girlies. Yay! :)

    1. Rachel, they are so fast and simple it is crazy! I have made like a million, you know you have to have one for every outfit! :)

  2. Still waiting on her hair to grow, but i will surely try this! Thank you!

  3. Awesome Chelsea!! I've experimented with making them in the microwave. I spray them down with starch, then I nuke em' for about 4 seconds at a time until they feel right. I did 10 seconds at once and they got all melty & gross. I don't have the science down yet; so I try to prepare my corkers and throw them in the oven with dinner. Haha!