Pumpkin Korker Bow

Pumpkin Korker Bow - The Ribbon Retreat BlogHello again, I’m back today with a Pumpkin Korker Bow tutorial!

Pumpkin Korker Bow - The Ribbon Retreat BlogThe supplies I used are listed below.
1/4″ Ribbon in Orange & Emerald
1/8″ Ribbon in Brown
Dowels & Clothes Pins
Glue Gun
Alligator Clip
Stiffen Stuff

Ok, let’s get started!

I used The Ribbon Retreat’s TOTT How to make Korker Ribbon Tutorial to prepare and make my Korker Ribbon. I will be using method #3 to complete the bow.

Pumpkin Korker Bow - The Ribbon Retreat BlogMy 1/4″ dowels are 18″ in length. I wound 3 dowels with Orange ribbon, and half a dowel each for the Emerald and Brown ribbons. (You will have a little extra on the Emerald and Brown.) Then, I baked the ribbon at 250 degrees for 30 minutes.

Pumpkin Korker Bow - The Ribbon Retreat BlogFor a 2 1/2″-3″ bow, I cut my Orange korker pieces at approximately 2″ or 6 “loops”. Cut all 3 long strands. Heat seal all ribbon ends with a lighter or your preferred method.

Then I cut 4 Emerald korker pieces at 5 “loops”. And cut 3 Brown korker pieces at 5 “loops”. You can cut these pieces as long or short as you want. They are on top of the bow, so they don’t really affect the overall size. Be sure to heat seal the ends.

Pumpkin Korker Bow - The Ribbon Retreat BlogStart feeding your Orange korker pieces on the needle one by one. Have your needle come up the center of the pieces, but don’t bring it all the way through. (It doesn’t need to be exactly centered.)

Pumpkin Korker Bow - The Ribbon Retreat BlogKeep feeding the pieces on the needle until you have all your Orange pieces on. You can turn the pieces to fill in any gaps.

Pumpkin Korker Bow - The Ribbon Retreat BlogThen add the 3 Brown pieces to your needle. I put the needle through one end rather than the middle on these, just so I have 3 little curly-q “vines”.

Pumpkin Korker Bow - The Ribbon Retreat BlogFinish off your bow by adding the Emerald pieces. I put the needle back through the center on these.

Pumpkin Korker Bow - The Ribbon Retreat BlogOnce you have all the korker pieces on the needle, take your needle all the way through and stitch up and down a few times. Tie the thread off when you feel your bow is secure.

Pumpkin Korker Bow - The Ribbon Retreat BlogLine your hair clip and glue it to the bottom of your little pumpkin.

Pull all the korker pieces apart. They will sometimes roll up inside each other. Once you have all the pieces out, and the bow is formed just how you want it, spray the bow with Stiffen Stuff. This will ensure the bow keeps its shape while it’s being worn.

Pumpkin Korker Bow - The Ribbon Retreat BlogThere you have it! A super cute little Pumpkin Korker Bow. Perfect for the upcoming Fall season. Think how fun these would be on pigtails!

As always, have fun making bows!

Until next time,

What a fun, fun project for Fall! These would also be so perfect for Halloween, Thanksgiving, picking pumpkins and all of the fun activities this time of year brings. Brynde is an extremely talented bow creator, and I love love love her creativity. Thank you Brynde for sharing you talent once again with all of us! You are bow-tastic!

For more terrific bow tutorials by Brynde, click here. You will find a great selection of projects from Ruffled Satin Flowers to Felt Flowers with adorable fabric covered buttons.

What are your favorite Fall activities? Jumping in piles of leaves, hot cider, picking pumpkins? I am always looking for new traditions to start with my family and would love some new and fun ideas. I can’t wait to hear all of your FABulous suggestions!

Happy Creating & Happy Pumpkins!
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  1. Ella Townsend
    Posted September 21, 2013 at 11:39 pm | Permalink

    beautiful bow can’t wait to try it.

    • The Ribbon Retreat
      Posted September 23, 2013 at 10:00 am | Permalink

      Hi Ella! Thank you so much for your comment! This is such an adorable bow! Good luck making it and thank you again Ella! Have a wonderful day! Michelle πŸ™‚

  2. Kathy Schwerdt
    Posted September 24, 2013 at 6:32 am | Permalink

    I made this yesterday and it came out so cute. I used 1/8″ brown ric-rac for the vines to give it a little extra curl. It came out so cute. Thank you so much for the tutorial!

    • The Ribbon Retreat
      Posted September 24, 2013 at 4:55 pm | Permalink

      Hi Kathy! Yay! Great job! Thank you so much for sharing! I bet your pumpkin is ADORABLE!!!! Thanks Kathy! Have a wonderful rest of your day! Michelle πŸ™‚

  3. Debbie KW
    Posted September 24, 2013 at 10:44 am | Permalink

    I love this bow! I haven’t made korker hairbows since my daughter was really young. She is 8 1/2 and likes other styles now. But I think she would really like this one because it is in a pumpkin shape. I am going to make one this week. Thanks for the tutorial!

    • The Ribbon Retreat
      Posted September 24, 2013 at 4:53 pm | Permalink

      Hi Debbie! Thank you so much for your comment! I am so glad you are going to make your daughter one of these adorable pumpkins. Aren’t they so fun and so festive? Thank you again Debbie and have a wonderful day! Michelle πŸ™‚

  4. Shelley
    Posted August 13, 2014 at 12:54 pm | Permalink

    These are so darling!!! I have no need for making bows for little girls, but will be making one of these pumpkins for me. I have no idea what I will use it for, but they are just too sweet NOT to make! It just might end up as a decoartion around my purse handle. Thanks so much for sharing your creativity!!!!

    Be blessed~Shelley

    • The Ribbon Retreat
      Posted August 15, 2014 at 9:32 am | Permalink

      Hi Shelley! Wow….you are so cute and so fun! I love your idea of making one of these for your purse handle. Do you mind if I copy your idea? I love these cute little accessories and think one would look amazing on my bag too! Thank YOU for your creativity and for being a wonderful reader! Have a great day and thank you again Shelley! Michelle πŸ™‚

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