spring korker bows

Spring Korker Bows

I have been having a ton of fun making these spring korker bows for Avery lately! I had tried a couple of times and it hadn’t worked, but I kept at it and finally found a method that worked for me!
There are about a thousand tutorials out there so you can search for more if you would like, I won’t know ;).
Here are a bunch of finished ones, aren’t they fun?!
They scream “SPRING” don’t they?!
First, preheat your oven  to 250 degrees, yup, you have to bake the ribbon. Then get your grosgrain ribbon and wrap it around wooden dowel, I like 1/4 or 3/8 in diameter, secure one end with a clothespin and then wrap tightly until you get to the other end and then secure with another clothespin and put them on a tray. You are going to bake them for 20-30 min or until you remember they are in there, I always forget.
When they come out, you are going to take them off the dowel and then cut them, I did 2 inch pieces. It is also easier to fray check all the edges at this step, use either a store bought fray check item or a lighter, I think the lighter is faster, easier and less messy.
Then grab a needle and thread, thread the need and pull the thread through to meet the other end, so the needle is in the middle of the thread and it is double, does that make sense? Then, one by one, put the ribbon on the needle, putting the needle through the middle of each piece.
When you are done, pull the needle through and then go back down through all the layers and turn it over, now you are looking at the back. (I forgot to take pictures so that is why each step is a different bow.)
Cut the needle off.
And tie the pieces TIGHT on the back, I did like 5 knots. I am just paranoid like that.
Then you just hot glue it onto a wrapped alligator clip and you are done!

5 Responses to Spring Korker Bows

  1. Lindsay March 22, 2012 at 12:27 pm #

    This is super cute! I would love to make a few of them for my little girls!

  2. Mindie Hilton March 23, 2012 at 1:09 am #

    Really cute, I have never made these but would like to try.

  3. Kara @ Mine for the Making March 23, 2012 at 5:43 am #

    These do remind me of spring :) I have to try to finally make these. I think I shall make one for luci’s birthday party :)

  4. Brenware March 23, 2012 at 9:56 pm #

    I have been wanting to do this. I found these for $8 at gymboree and said “no” to the purchase. Luckily, I picked one up for $3, with shipping, on ebay but that was a lucky find. I want more and I’m going to have to make them. Thanks for the tip on the clothes pins to hold down the ribbon. Love it!!!!!!!

  5. Kara @ Mine for the Making April 4, 2012 at 12:51 am #

    Making one RIGHT NOW!