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Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Monday Funday - Korker Bows

*This was set to go live yesterday...but never did.  I'm posting it today manually.  Strange. 

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!
  • 100% polyester ribbon
  • wooden dowels cut to fit into your oven
  • clippy clothes pins or butterfly clips
  • scissors
  • cookie sheet
  • cookie cooling rack
  • string
  • pot holders
  • over - preheated to 275 degrees

You will need to start with 100% polyester ribbon.  Any width is ok (you just need a wooden dowel close to the width too)
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.
 Repeat this step for all the dowels/ribbon you have.  Be sure that the clothes pins on on the dowel well.  Stack them on the cookie sheet as you finish.

Place the tray into the oven and bake for 20- 25 minutes.

 Cool them on the cooling rack till they are no longer warm at all.  They need to "set" after being in the oven.

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. 
Fluff the ribbon around to give it better dimension.  I put a small piece of felt on the back and a ribbon loop so they they can be attached via bobby pin or safety pin to clothes, hair, etc. 

I also used the to decorate this Diaper Cake for the baby shower I attended Sunday.  :-)
I also made another quilt.

Hope everyone had a great weekend! 


Anonymous said...

Very cute!

Confessions of a Stay at Home Mommy said...

Thank you! I've been wanting to make some of these for my daughter. I would love it if you would link up to my Tuesday Confessional party going on now. There is a really great giveaway going on with it. I hope to see you soon!

Bride-onicles said...

WHOA so cute! So thats what you have been up to!!!

Gawwy said...

You are great! that was very creative.

June Scott said...

Great tutorial, thanks for sharing! Love the diaper cake! and your quilt is very pretty :)

Saying I do said...

what fun! I'll have to make these !