Korker Bow

This is one of my FAVORITE hair bows of all time!

I would suggest that you use 2 or 3 different colors, but for the sake of time today I just did the one color.


The smaller the dowel, the tighter the curl. I cut a goove in my dowel on either end so I could wrap the ribbon through it and keep it secure.

FIRST, Preheat your oven to 275 degrees and line a baking sheet with foil. (We're cookin', sister)

Wrap your ribbon all the way down the dowel and secure at the ends. If you don't have slits in your dowel, use wooden clothes pins. (Obviously, plastic will melt.)
This dowel will only do one bow, so if you want to do two bows or multi-colored bows, you're going to need to wrap more dowels.

Bake at 275 for about 15-20 minutes. When you gently slide the ribbon off of the dowel, determine if the curls are tight enough. If they're loose, put them back in the oven for another few minutes.

I like to mist a little water on the ribbon so it comes out a little crunchier.

When your curls are as tight as you want them, cut them about 3 to 4 inches long.

DON'T FORGET THE FRAY BLOCKER! You can purchase bottled Fray Check liquid, or use clear nail polish.

Then you'll need to bend a medium size piece of wire like this.

Lay your curls on top of the wire and secure tightly.

Twist the wire, clip it, and bend it over like this.

And that's it! It's ready to be glued on to your headbands or clips.


missliss5 said...

NO WAY! I had no idea that was how you get it so curly! COOL!

Cambria, Greg, Alan and Molly said...

Thank you thank you!!! SO cute!!! I am going to do that today!

Liz said...

I love your blog! It has inspired me to start my own. Thank you! Liz


The Bear and The Bug said...

I've been wanting to know how to make these. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

The Bear and The Bug said...

How long is the dowel?

Marie Renae said...

When you glue your bow to the headband... does glue not seep through if youre using a lace headband?? Should you always use got glue gun with the glue sticks???