I can’t get enough of big, full bows that just happen to be absolutely adorable too! I just love them and today’s hair bow is just perfect for the holiday of love and accessorizing little Valentine’s Day outfits! Grab your favorite ribbon and join Mary as she shows how to make these fabulous Stacked Korker Hair Bows that look incredible sitting atop fun piggy tails, a sweet headband or placed next to lovely locks! Enjoy!
Hello everyone, Mary Conway here with some fun Stacked Korker Valentine’s Day Hair Bows! These bows are pretty fun to put together and look adorable on your little sweetheart. Korkers have always been one of my favorite bows to make and put on my little sweetheart. Why not stick it inside of another bow?!!
List of supplies you will need for this project:
4 different types of 3/8″ ribbon, either grosgrain or woven is fine
one patterned 7/8″ ribbon
1.5″ ribbon pattern of choice
wooden dowels and clothespins, I believe I used 1/4″ dowels, or one size larger…it’s more about preference, the thinner the dowel the tighter your curl will be
glue gun and sticks
baking sheet and tinfoil
strong thread and needle
Preheat your oven to 275 degrees. First start off by wrapping your 3/8″ ribbon onto your dowels. Start and end by securing with a clothespin on each end. Wrap your ribbon tight and without spacing. Wrap 2 dowels for each ribbon selection for a total of 8 dowels. Place your dowels on a baking sheet covered in tin foil. Place in your oven for 20-25 minutes. While these are baking we can make our surround a bows for the bottom layer of our stacked bow!
I have created a template out of just a cardboard box cut to 7 inches wide, you can cut it as long as you like as long as it’s at least 5 inches. I cut a slit in the exact middle. Start off by laying and centering your 7/8″ ribbon on top of your 1.5″ ribbon. Cut ribbon at a diagonal and heat seal the ends. Place ends over center by about 2 inches.
Wrap around two times, 2nd time just crossing over center to opposite side and cutting another tail about 2 inches past center cut of your template. Cut at a diagonal and heat seal again. Repeat this step if you are making 2 bows for pigtails.
Place a pin in center of your ribbon, where your cut in template is. Then carefully slide ribbon off keeping that single loop as you slide. Take the inner loops up and outer loops down forming a butterfly shape.
Take your needle and strong thread and weave in and out so that you have two top stitches and a gap in between those right across the middle of the bow so you get nice creases.
Pull your stitches tight and wrap your thread around center several times, sew from top to bottom and then knot in back several times.
Ok, that korker ribbon should be done cooking now, so take them out and let them cool a bit. Once they are cooled, slide each ribbon strand off your dowel and cut into 2 inch pieces. Make two rows with your ribbon, one for each bow.
Take your needle and knotted thread, stack all your korker ribbon in one row onto your needle. Place your thumb and finger on bottom of needle so that your ribbon does not slide off the needle onto the thread.
Once all pieces are stacked, squeeze and hold ribbons firm from top to bottom and pull your thread up through the stack. Push your needle back through very close to where you stitched up, make sure not to intertwine any curls in your thread as you do this and don’t let the center shift. Cut threads off at bottom and make a couple knots there.
Repeat these steps to form your 2nd korker bow, if making for pigtails. Place all your bows back onto your tin foil lined baking sheet and spray with starch. I spray them with quite a bit so they hold up for a long time. Place in an oven heated at 200 degrees for about 20 minutes or until they are dry. Then let cool for a few minutes.
Place some hot glue on the bottom of your korker bow and attach to the center of your surround a bow. Line your alligator clips with ribbon and attach to back of bow. For pigtails make sure you place your clips going opposite ways.
Annnndd voila you are done! Thank you so much for reading along with me, and I hope you have fun making your own set! Remember you can mix up the ribbon and make these for anything you like!
Have a very Happy Valentine’s Day!!
Thank you Mary for sharing such a fun bow perfect for your little sweetie to wear to all of her Valentine’s Day parties! These cute Stacked Korker Hair Bows are adorable, full and not only perfect for the holiday of love but for all year long, every holiday and special occasion. With all of the ribbon options at The Ribbon Retreat, you could make an eye catching Stacked Korker Hair Bow for every day of the year. How does that sound?
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