Korker Bow with Krinkle Ribbon

Korker Bow with Krinkle Ribbon - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}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

3/8″ Red with White Swiss Dots Ribbon

3/8″ Dark Royal with White Swiss Dots Ribbon

3/8″ White Solid Grosgrain Ribbon

3/4″ Navy Ric Rac

3/4″ Red Ric Rac

Other Supplies Needed:

Needle and Thread

Heat Sealing Tool or Lighter

Single Prong Clip

1/4″ Dowels

Clothes Pins

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.

All my ribbon shown above has been cut to 3″.

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!

Korker Bow with Krinkle Ribbon - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

Everyone loves a korker bow, but when you add krinkle and ric rac it steps it up to a whole new level!


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  1. Posted June 24, 2011 at 9:49 am | Permalink

    I love their tutorials on bows, they are so cute and simple to make! Thanks!

  2. jennifer
    Posted June 25, 2011 at 8:39 am | Permalink

    Oh my gosh, so, so cute! Thanks, something new to try for my girls!

  3. Holly
    Posted June 25, 2011 at 9:56 am | Permalink

    This is the cutest bow! Will have to try it! Thanks again for great ideas.

  4. Sherrie
    Posted June 30, 2011 at 1:06 pm | Permalink

    Thanks for sharing the krinkle ribbon idea. I too use rick rack, some times I “kork” it. Can’t wait to try to krinkle some! Have also learned that ribbon can be korked at a lower temperature of 200. @ 200 I bake it for 30 minutes and put it in the oven when I turn it on and leave it in there until the oven is completely cool. This helps with heat especially on 97 degree summer days!
    Adorable bow AND model 😉

  5. Verna Hebert
    Posted July 6, 2011 at 7:18 pm | Permalink

    OMG!!! Sooo Cute!!! This will be a great gift!!! Thanks for the directions!!!

  6. Dianne
    Posted July 7, 2011 at 2:56 pm | Permalink

    I love this bow. All of your instructions are so easy to follow. Thank you for all the great ideas you share.

  7. suzanne
    Posted April 29, 2012 at 4:20 pm | Permalink

    what do i put on the korker ribbon when i bake it in the oven?

    • The Ribbon Retreat
      Posted April 30, 2012 at 11:15 pm | Permalink

      Hi Suzanne! You don’t have to put anything on the ribbon when you bake it. Just bake and have fun! 🙂

  8. Jane
    Posted June 4, 2012 at 12:41 pm | Permalink

    Thanks for all the great ideas. I have seen a hot iron at Michaels Craft store for curling ribbon for Korkers. Does anyone have any info about this item? It is just for ribbon and a very small barrel. I was wondering if it would get hot enough. It seems it would be a great time saver if it does.

  9. Quinlyn
    Posted October 28, 2013 at 10:38 pm | Permalink

    I adore all the free tutorials! AMAZING

  10. Rhonda
    Posted September 18, 2018 at 12:56 pm | Permalink

    How exactly do you attach the krinkle ribbon – just like a korker ribbon?

    • Lanae Hale
      Posted September 25, 2018 at 11:09 am | Permalink

      Hi Rhonda! Yes, that’s absolutely correct! Just treat it the same as another piece of korker ribbon. Happy Bow Making! 🙂

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