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Tuesday, June 30, 2009

.:Korker Bows:.

I've always wondered how to make these kinds of bows, and my friend and I finally took a stab at it!

To make a corker bow you need:
- ribbon
- wooden dowels (1/4" is best, but I used various sizes)
- clothespins or wire
- wire or elastic
- alligator clips
- hot glue gun
- cookie sheet
- oven

Pre-heat your oven to 275.

To begin, wrap your ribbon around the dowel. For our first go at it, we just used craft wire to secure the ends to the dowel. I've since bought clothespins that I'm going to try next time.

Place your dowels on your cookie sheet.

Bake them for 25 minutes. Remove the ribbon from the oven and allow to cool. Remove the wire/clothespins and pull your ribbon off of the dowel.
Cut your ribbon into pieces. For a bow about 2 1/2" in diameter, cut your pieces about 3" in length. Lay them on your wire/elastic. Pull the wire/elastic together and secure it. Arrange your ribbon how you want it to look. You can pull ribbons if the lengths are not matching up. Hot glue ribbon to cover your alligator clip. Glue your korker bow on to your alligator clip. Stick it on your favorite little girl!


  1. Summer, I'm so glad you posted this, I remember making bows like this when I was little and wanted to make some for Izzie for the 4th so thanks for posting this tutorial! You rock!

  2. Nicely done!! You never cease to amaze me! I love crafting with you because you inspire me!

  3. So random question, does little birdie secrets have a different website? Everytime I try to get on there it doesn't work, and I found some cute stuff on there last week that I wanted to try!

  4. Just used a linky thingy for the first time hope you stop by and link in....

  5. Thanks a million - been trying to figure these babies out!


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