Have you ever used the Free Instructions The Ribbon Retreat offers? There are some very cool projects to do! I love the instructions on
How to Make Korker Ribbon and Bows! They show you 3 different methods to make the korker bow. I chose to use method # 3 to make this bow.
I love to make things different and unique in some way. I gave this korker more attitude by adding Krinkle Ribbon. (Which I will show you how to make). I also added a few straight pieces of ribbon and some Ric Rac.
First click on the link above and learn how to make a korker bow. Then come back and I’ll show you how to give it some spunk!
The Ribbon I Used For This Bow:
3/8″ American Flag Ribbon
3/4″ Navy Ric Rac
3/4″ Red Ric Rac
Other Supplies Needed:
Heat Sealing Tool or Lighter
I wanted my korker bow to measure 3 1/2″. Through trial and error I learned that if you cut your ribbon to 8″ it will shrink up to be right around 3″after it has been folded and baked.
Cut your ribbon to 8″ (or desired length). Seal the edges.
Fold the ribbon accordion style. It doesn’t have to be perfect.
After it is folded clamp it down with a clothes pin.
Now it is ready to be baked along with your korker ribbon.
As stated in the free instructions, bake at 275 degrees for approximately 25 minutes.
I used 16 pieces of korker ribbon, 3 pieces of krinkle ribbon, 6 pieces of straight ribbon and 8 pieces of ric rac.
One dowel of ribbon (after it has been baked) makes four pieces of 3″ korker ribbon.
After you cut the korker ribbon to your desired length, seal the ends with your preferred method.
I sealed my krinkle ribbon before I baked it.
The straight pieces of ribbon were cut to 3″ and sealed. (No baking required)
After my ribbon was cut and sealed I placed my ribbon onto my needle making sure it was centered.
I didn’t follow a pattern I just put each ribbon on where I thought it looked good.
I folded my straight ribbon in half before I put it on to the needle.
This just helps it to not lay flat.
I followed the rest of the instructions for method # 3.
I glued my bow to a lined single prong clip and put it on my baby girl! It’s always great to be patriotic!
This is one of those bows that would be so fun to make to match a really cute outfit with a lot of colors. The Ribbon Retreat has such a great selection you could match ANY outfit under the sun!
Everyone loves a korker bow, but when you add krinkle and ric rac it steps it up to a whole new level!