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
1/4-inch wooden dowels
Metal hair clip or headband
Small binder clips (I use clothes pins, I think they are easier to work with.)
Using a binder clip or clothes pin, attach one end of the ribbon to the wooden dowel.
Take the binder clips off the wooden dowels and carefully unwrap the ribbon.
Add a small amount of hot glue to the hair bow and attach to the metal clip or headband.