Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Korker Bows makes the Day better!

YIKES!!! I have one crabby little girl today.
Ya-know, the little girl who screams "NOOOO" at you while you're walking threw Costco. With huge crocodile tears running down her face, throwing herself back and forth all because you wouldn't let her bring her balloon in with her. The little girl who starts running threw the State Supply store and will absolutely not stay with you so that you can just pick out some dang Shampoo to wash your hair...Wait? Wash? Hmm?? (HAHA Kidding)
Thankfully, she made it out alive. ;-) But, I held off on getting some shampoo...the 3 other sets of shampoo and conditioner will work for now. Yeah, I'm a shampoo & conditioner addict. Especially now. Showers are like: heaven these days.
They're warm, quite, clean, refreshing and Oh so very nice!
Anywho, I thought I'd take some time to clear my mind and blog a little. About a little girl. Who even though is having a rough day. I mean come on. Who doesn't? I do like at least once a week! (Maybe even more than that!)
Well, I wanted to share with everyone these cute Korker Bows I made last week for my little girl. Stinkin' CUTE!
I was really impressed with myself! Especially that it actually worked. So here's what I did:

1. Grabbed some Dowels I had stashed away in my craft closet.
(I had just bought these in Dec. for Allie's b-day and never got around to doing anything with them)
They have all sorts of sizes of Dowels. The smaller Dowel you buy the tighter and curlier your ribbon will be.

2. Then you take your Ribbon and wrap it around the Dowel. You have to make sure you make it nice and tight and that it doesn't over lap each other. Or once you un-wrap the ribbon it will kinda be funky. (see pic below)
(You'll figure this out fast once you start doing them)
A helpful *hint* is to take pins or clips to help you hold the ends of the ribbon in place. I didn't have any when I did this. So, I just tied the ends. But, I wished the whole time I had clips! lol

3. Pre-Heat your Oven to 200 Degree's. Then take your ribbon wrapped around the Dowels and run them under the faucet and get them wet. Put them on a cookie sheet. And then bake them for about 10-12ish minutes. You'll need to watch them to make sure the ribbon isn't burning. Take out of the oven and let completely cool.
(I wrap mine at night while I'm watching TV and bake it right before bed. Then let it sit over night still wrapped in the dowels for the next morning.)

4. Un-wrap your ribbon and stare in "awe". :-)

(Notice the top ribbon? That's what I was talking in step 2.)

5. Cut ribbon about 3 inches.

6. Put Korker Bow together. There are SO many ways to put together your bows. But for me, the easiest way was to lay them in my hand how I wanted them to go. And then in my other hand pinch them all together in the center.

Then take thread and tie them all together with a double knot. I forgot to take a picture of this. But If your little girl is hard on her bows like mine is. I would then take a needle and thread them all together threw the center.

Take hair clips. Helpful *hint*: Go to Sally's and buy the metal hair clips there! You can get a TON for cheap there!

You can either leave them metal or cover them in cute matching ribbon.
I like covering mine in ribbon but, sometimes finer hair doesn't work very well with the ribbon and hold the bow in the hair...
Hot Glue the clip on and

Love love love
Here's the other one I made. The butterfly makes it so adorable!

Here they are together:

Super Cute and Super Easy!
And Yes. Since then. I've boughten to much ribbon so that I can make more of these for Allie! ;-)

I love my Allie. Even on HaRd Days! After all. She did pick me to be her mom...such a big responsibility!

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