Step 4: Unwrap

Pull of the clips and gently unwrap your ribbon.
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<p>I made a basic bow for St. Patrick's Day. My son will wear it on his shirt. The instructions were clear and easy to follow. </p>
I really love this bows, but how can I attach a ponytail holder to them?
It's not too hard.&nbsp; Before you get to step 6 where you start tying your bow with thread, I would thread a needle, two strands of thread and knot it really well.&nbsp; Instead of just tying, I would bring the needle up and down through the stack of ribbons a few times.&nbsp; Then push your needle through the middle of a ponytail holder, wrap the thread around once or twice, then back through the holder again. &nbsp;Repeat until it feels secure.&nbsp; <br /> <br /> I&nbsp;hope that helps!&nbsp;&nbsp;Good luck!<br />
Thank you so much. I also have another question, I made one the other day but its not as round looking as yours. Mine seems to look a little droopy, how can I make it be puffy and round looking. Thanks a million.
Before you bake them lightly spray each dowel with a light starch spray. This helps the curl keep its shape
Try a little spray starch before baking. Keeps them &quot;stiffer&quot;.
I couldn't say for sure without seeing a picture. &nbsp;But I would guess that either you need to add a few more ribbons to the cluster to puff it up a bit.&nbsp; <br />
After you tie the pieces together take your ponytail and loop it around the gathered pieces eith with a small slip knot
After i wrap the dowels with the ribbon i sray the dowel with a light starch spray before i bake the dowels, it gives the curl better form and it last longer.
<p>I believe several years ago I used knitting needles, that still ok, also if I did not have the clips what could I use to secure both ends? </p>
You can also use WOODEN clothes pins (plastic ones will melt)
<p>hi julie..u can use wooden pegs</p>
<p>I just wanted to point out that using your oven to bake these can be wasteful if you're only making a few. If you're not in a hurry, just load up the dowels and set them on a tray, and wait until the next time you make dinner (something around the 350 - 375&deg;F range) and then toss the tray in after you take your food out. Don't open the oven for a couple of hours, and the residual heat should be enough to &quot;set&quot; your korkers. </p><p>And here's for you Celcius users:</p><p><a href="http://www.metric-conversions.org/temperature/fahrenheit-to-celsius.htm" rel="nofollow">http://www.metric-conversions.org/temperature/fahr...</a></p>
<p>hi a quick question .. How do u keep the White so white?! </p><p>Iv made Korea bobbles a few times now and the White always goes an off white mucky colour, today's attempt went cream! </p>
<p>Could it be that you're using too high heat, and it's mildly burning/browning your ribbon? Or it could be that the brand/type of ribbon you're using is sensitive to heat?</p>
<p>Hi, I'm making a firecracker shirt for my daughter's soccer team and I wanted to add the curly ribbon to the end of the fire cracker. So my question is: will the curl hold up in the wash? I'm instructing all of my parents to wash the shirts in a cold wash because I'm also tie dyeing them. Please advise!</p>
I've never actually tried washing them, so I can't say for certain. But, I would think the curl will hold up in a cold wash/air dry cycle. <br><br>I would test a couple pieces of ribbon through the wash before doing it for sure!
<p>Hi. I made these this afternoon using mostly your instructions. Really easy to follow. I figure that the oven temperature is Fahrenheit ? I converted it to Celsius and it seemed to work. Thanks for great easy instructions. Obviously the finished ones are Christmas themed and the unfinished ones are school colours. Not as neat as the ones on the instructions as I made them with less ribbon and a little longer. Thanks. </p>
<p>Hi there. I recently read up some instructions on making these somewhere else and after the lady had wound the ribbons onto the dowels and clipping them, she wet them under the tap before putting them onto a tray line with aluminium paper and then baking them in the oven. Is there any reason as to why you don't wet the ribbons prior to baking them? Thanks. :)</p>
The only reason would be that I learned how to do this without wetting them :) They don't seem to need it and have held strong for years. I would bet that either way works just fine!
Thanks! I've been wanting this ribbon to make myself a lalaloopsy wig! (I'm a weirdo.)
It's really easy I made a couple for my niece , and the instructions were really good and self explanatory.
Oh dear, my dowels have started to burn only 10 minutes into the baking! I wonder if I should wet them?
Thanks a lot!! These instructions have been very helpful for me. Well, I'm just trying out to make them and do hope they work out well for me. :)
Thank you so much!!! I've been buying hairbows for my little granddaughter for months now....but I am a crafter and it had crossed my mind...maybe I could make....but I had <br>no idea how easy it is. <br>Thank you thank you....you've opened a new crafting avenue for me!
I have to try to make one of these!! Awesome instructable!
Wondering if there was a tip or a step I am leaving out My korkers look really pretty, however, the ribbons get all stuck into each other after I'm finished How do you keep them to stay separated and fluffy? Help!! Thanks!!
Thank you!! Wish I found this site a few weeks ago-I have spent close to 100.00 on these from E-bay-had no idea they were so simple to do!! Thanks!!
When baking the ribbons, do you preheat the oven?
Muy buen post, quisiera saber si se desarman los rizos en caso de mojarse, muchas gracias
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Thank you so much. I am going to make these for my daughters dance class for their tap shoes. They will look adorable with them on there!!
Yup, the times are the same for grosgrain ribbon too. Good luck!
Are these bows good for cheerleading tryouts? like i mean can they with stand tumbling jumps and other really fast moving things? if so plz tell me!
I think they'd be great to cheerleading! They really are very durable, especially if you take care to make sure the bow is really anchored to the clip. Our bows have withstood a lot of activity and are still holding strong.
how do you get the curls to stay?
Hey Stephanie!<br><br>The baking of the ribbon sets the curls. It's similar to using a curling iron on your hair - the heat sets it in.
Thank you so much! You've made a wonderful tutorial. My little one has been asking for pretty bows to wear lately and I had been putting off buying them because they are so darned expensive. I have everything to make these tomorrow.
I sent a msg to your email address as well, but here you go again, just in case.&nbsp; <br /> <br /> I wouldn't recommend using the microwave for curling your ribbons as the microwave heats unevenly.&nbsp; There is a certain point at which the ribbon will just start melting.&nbsp;
<p>This is absolutely wonderful.&nbsp; 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!&nbsp; This is PERFECT.&nbsp; Thanks so much for sharing!</p>
Thank you for the help on the bows. I&nbsp;have made some but some are out of my range. I&nbsp;went to hairbowstogo to get some that I could not do myself. Great website and thanks again I&nbsp;have learned a lot
This is just so fantastic! I am an Aussie mum, and we just can't get korkers here. I have bought a few Gymboree ones from eBay but of course they cost a fortune to get here, so to be able to make my own for my little girl is really great! Could you please tell me how long are the lengths of dowling that you use?

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