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Korker Hair Bow Tutorial – A step by step picture tutorial showing exactly how to create the Korker Hair Bow style aka fireworks hair bow or curly hair bow
Ever see those super cute hair bows that look like fireworks?!? They are called Corker Hair Bows and they are some of my favorite bows for my little girl!! Since my daughter just started kindergarten and has to wear a uniform I “had” to make some new bows to match her outfits!
I have written a picture tutorial so you can make them too!
Ready to make your own? OK!! Here we go!
How To Make A Korker Bow Step-by-Step
Step 1: Wrap ribbon
Wrap ribbon around 1/4″ dowel rod and secure ends with wooden clothes pin
Step 2: Bake in oven
Heat oven to 275°F. Place the dowel rods on a baking sheet and bake for 25 minutes.
Step 3: Remove ribbon from dowel rods
Remove baking sheets from oven and let the ribbon cool completely. Remove each wooden clothes pin and then carefully slide each ribbon curl off of the dowel rod
Step 4: Cut to length
Cut each ribbon curl to the desired length using a pair of sharp scissors
Step 5: Arrange ribbon curls
Cut a long piece of sewing thread and place it on a flat surface. Place multiple curls of ribbon on top of each other on top of the sewing thread. Tie the sewing thread around the ribbon curls multiple times, securely.
Step 6: Create multiple length ribbon clusters
Tie two small ribbon clusters, of varying lengths (one cluster with shorter curls and one cluster with longer curls) together to create one larger bow
Step 7: Cover sewing thread
Cut a small piecer ribbon and place a tab of hot glue on it. Wrap this around the center of the curls, and securer. This is to cover the sewing thread.
Step 8: Line alligator clip with ribbon
Wrap an alligator clip with ribbon and hot glue
Step 9: Secure bow to alligator clip
Pipe a strip of hot glue on top of the ribbon lined alligator clip and secure it to the bottom of the curly korker bow
And there you have it!! Super easy, huh?!? Make sure you send me pictures of the cutie tootsie little bows you make!! And make sure you PIN and share this tutorial but hovering over each photo and selecting the pop-up PIN IT button!!
These korker bows can be used on so many different crafts. Aside from creating adorable hair bows for little girls, I loved making a similar korker bow out of burlap and thicker ribbon for my DIY Pencil Door Hanger.