Pumpkin Mini Korker Bows
Contributor post by Danielle at Korker Krazy
Danielle here again! Fall has arrived so today I'm going to show you how to make a pumpkin mini korker bow! These are especially adorable made as a pair for little pig-tails and are also great for attaching to a narrow headband for babies!
1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon or pre-curled 1/4" korker pieces
I am using orange and emerald.
1/8" Grosgrain Ribbon in brown
3/16" Wooden Dowels (12" length) - These can be purchased at any craft store or Walmart.
Clothespins (mini or regular size)
Rotary Cutter or Scissors
Needle and Thread
Hot glue gun and glue
Alligator Clip and 3/8" Grosgrain Ribbon to line it.
First we are going to wrap the ribbon around the dowels and secure both ends with a clothespin.
To make one pumpkin mini korker bow you will need (3) 12" strands of orange, (1) 12" strand of emerald and (1) 12" strand of brown.
Now that you have your dowels wrapped place them 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.
Now we are going to cut all of our orange and green pieces. When making the pumpkin mini korker, I wanted my bow to be round and pumpkin like so I cut each edge straight across using my rotary cutter.
Each strand should be cut to 2". I have 15 pieces of orange and 5 pieces of green. I also cut the brown korkers to 2". One 12" strand of brown will make enough pieces for several bows (we will only use 2 pieces for 1 bow.)
Heat seal every end with your lighter. You can do this by lightly running the lighter along the edge. This step prevents fraying and is essential for the finished product. Line your korker pieces up in order and thread your needle.
For the pumpkin mini korker we are going to use all of the orange pieces first, then all of the green pieces.
Take one piece at a time and thread them onto your needle. With each new piece make sure you press it down onto the piece before. We want the centers to be stacked up together. To ensure your bow is even make sure you are threading the center of each korker onto the needle.
Now that all of your orange and green pieces are on the needle we are going to add our "stem". You will need 2 - 2" pieces of the brown 1/8" korker ribbon. Fold each piece in half, as you can see below. Thread both pieces onto the needle.
Once all of your pieces are on the needle hold the center with your finger next to the needle and your thumb on the back of the bow. Thread your needle back and forth through the center several times. Keep your finger and thumb on the middle of the bow so your korker pieces don't get tied with the thread.
Flip your bow over to the back and knot the thread several times. You can then add a lined clip on the back or attach directly to a headband.