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Bouncy and curly korker bow ponytail holders are always a big hit, but the added tulle spikes really set this bow apart and add extra fullness and body. Learn how to make your own unique korker and tulle bows and save some serious cash over purchasing from boutique shops. This tutorial shows you how to create your own korker ribbon pieces, but you can save a lot of time and whip this bow together fast by using pre-curled korkers available here in our store.
3/8″ Grosgrain ribbon in 4th of July colors. I’m using Royal Blue Swiss Dots, White with Royal Swiss Dots and Red.
Hot Glue Gun & Glue
Tulle in Red and Royal
Needle and Thread
Wooden Dowels and Clothespins
Wrap your 3/8″ ribbon around the wooden dowels tightly, securing each end with a clothespin. I made 8 korker strands.
Place your wrapped dowels on a baking tray and bake for 25 minutes at 245 degrees. You do not need to spray anything on the ribbon! Once they are finished baking remove the pan from the oven and allow the ribbon to cool completely before removing it from the dowels.
Cut your tulle – Cut two 4″ pieces of each color.
Cut your korkers into 3″ pieces using a rotary cutter. Heat seal the ribbon ends. Line up your korker strands in the pattern you want for your bow.
Thread your needle and add four korker strands onto your needle.
Take one piece of your tulle and scrunch the center together.
Thread your tulle onto your needle.
Continue adding korker pieces and the tulle.
Thread your needle through the center of your bow several times and tie off on the back.
Now we are going to trim the tulle.
Using scissors, carefully trim your tulle even with your korker strands. Be careful not to cut any korkers.
This is what my bow looks like after the tulle is trimmed.
Hot glue your ponytail holder to the back of your korker bow.
Cut a piece of matching ribbon to cover the ponytail elastic. Heat seal the ribbon ends.
Hot glue the ribbon over your ponytail elastic. Flip the bow over and you are ready to whip that hair up into one sporting ponytail! Better yet, make a pair of these korker and tulle ponytail elastic’s for some really adorable pigtails.
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