Sunday, October 10, 2010

Corkscrew Hair Bows

My daughter-in-law has been making some cute hair bows for her daughters.  So I asked her to take some pictures and write it up for the blog.  Besides hair bows, they can be used for curly gift bows (or to apply to the Mod Podge gift boxes posted earlier).  Actually, these bows can be used for a variety of applications.

My D-I-L found the instructions here:  eHow Cork Screw Hair Bow instructions   By Erica Green, an eHow Contributing Writer

Supplies needed:
1/4-inch wooden dowels
1/4-inch ribbon
Metal hair clip or headband
Strong thread
Small binder clips (I use clothes pins, I think they are easier to work with.)
Glue gun
Cookie sheet


Using a binder clip or clothes pin, attach one end of the ribbon to the wooden dowel.

 Wrap the ribbon around the wooden dowel in a spiral and secure at the bottom with a second binder clip/clothes pin.

Put wooden dowels on a cookie sheet and then into the oven. Bake for about 20 minutes at 250 degrees. Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely.

Take the binder clips off the wooden dowels and carefully unwrap the ribbon.

Cut a piece of strong thread to assemble the bow.  Gather the ribbons in a bundle, mixing the colors. Find the center of the gathered ribbons and tie a secure knot.

Add a small amount of hot glue to the hair bow and attach to the metal clip or headband.

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  5. Very cute! Thanks for the great tutorial - need to make some for my daughter if I can ever get her to keep them in her hair. :)

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  6. I stumbled your post. These are so cute!! I can't wait to make some for my little girl. :-)

    I am also following in all ways available. Have a great weekend!!

    Chasing Serenity

  7. I linked your page on my blog post today after using your approach to corkscrew my ribbon.
    Thanks for the tips.


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