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Little girls are SO much fun to make craft for: dolls, dresses, ruffles, lace, bling and - HAIR ACCESSORIES! I have become obsessed with making bows, due in part that four people I know had/are having girls.
SEEEEE - Even I want to model them they are SO MUCH FUN.
The DIY for today: KORKER BOWS!
I used two different widths of dowels - so I could use some of the wider 5/8" ribbons I had on hand.
Start by wrapping the end of the ribbon on the dowel. DO NOT CUT THE RIBBON FROM THE SPOOL. Secure it with the clothes pin and continue to wrap to the other end.
Place the tray into the oven and bake for 20- 25 minutes.
Once cool, remove the clothes pin from one end.
Gently start to unravel the ribbon. Once you get it started, you should be able to "spin" the dowel to get the ribbon to fall off the rest of the way.
You will have a pretty pile of cuuuurly ribbons.
To turn the ribbon into bows, decide how big you want the bow to be across. For example, if you want the bow to be about 3" across - cut the ribbon about 2.5" in length. Always go about a 1/2" shorter than you want. It will stretch out. TRUST ME. I learned the hard way.
Take your string and center it under the pile. Bring the string up and around, and tie tightly into a knot to secure.
I also used the to decorate this Diaper Cake for the baby shower I attended Sunday. :-)
Hope everyone had a great weekend!