Step 3: Baking your ribbon

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The more ribbon you curl, the fuller the bow will be. These eleven dowels will make two medium full bows. For small girls you may want to make teeny bows, so this would make several.

Continue wrapping dowels until you have several. Set them on a cookie sheet and bake at 250 degrees for about twenty minutes. Let them cool completely.
how do you get the curls to stay?
jazitup5 years ago

This is absolutely wonderful.  I've been paying a fortune for tiney little bows such as these and I so wanted to make my own using colors I love!  This is PERFECT.  Thanks so much for sharing!

rubi.garcia6 years ago
Can I use the microwave? and what temperature? please answer me Rubi.garcia@live.com
ardonskids6 years ago
Thank you for this! I've just been wondering how to make ribbon curly! I tried a small curling iron... I even wrapped them around things with starch and nothing! I tried this and it worked perfectly! I tied my ribbons around an elastic hair band and it looked super cute! I'll try the clips next! Thanks again!
amandalen6 years ago
Thank you so much for posting these. I went out today to buy all the supplies I can't wait to make them. I do have a question. Where did you find the clips and are those the only clips you have tried these bows on..(the one's in the instructions?)
Mickiswing (author)  amandalen6 years ago
You're welcome!

I usually buy my clips (like the ones in the photos) at the craft store. They're usually near the beading section.

I have also used ribbon covered alligator clips. You can buy boxes or small pkgs of alligator clips at most beauty supply stores. I use the instructions here to cover them: (you may have to sign up to access the forum, but it's free and very helpful!) http://www.hipgirlclips.com/store/index.php?main_page=document_general_info&cPath=31&products_id=1457

I hope that answered your question, but let me know if you need anything else!