We’re back with more bows! In my opinion, nothing looks more adorable than a korker bow in a little girl’s hair, and at this time of year – the beginning of summer – themed korker bows are a perfect way to add a little patriotic flare! DIY Red, White, and Blue Patriotic Korker Hair Bows are perfect for Memorial Day, Fourth of July, and Veteran’s Day!
I’ve seen these in boutiques for more than ten dollars each. They’re so easy to make that I can’t imagine why someone would pay that much! Anyone can do this, and there is no sewing required. Here’s the “official tutorial.”
hot glue gun (and glue!)
Start with korker ribbon. The more you use the bigger the bow. This bow used 36 pieces about 4 inches long each (curled, not pulled straight). You can buy korker ribbon in craft stores, on Etsy, eBay and Amazon, or you can use my korker ribbon tutorial to make your own.
First, lay the first piece down and then dab a tiny amount of glue in the center. Put the second piece on top, to make an X. Continue this process like you’re making an asterisk. Keep going until your korker bows are as big and as fluffy as you’d like.
When you’re finished building your DIY Red, White, and Blue Patriotic Korker Hair Bows, glue them to the hair clips. For this project, I used barrettes that I found at the dollar store. My daughter’s hair is thicker, so I prefer french clips, but there weren’t any available. If you’re using a different type of clip, you may not have metal showing. If it concerns you, glue some ribbon on there too to camoflage it.
Note: Make sure that the clip is OPEN when you glue the bow to it, or you may end up gluing the entire thing shut! (Not that this has ever happened to me…)
Take a blow dryer and blow out the webby mess of glue strings.
You’re done! Making DIY Red, White, and Blue Patriotic Korker Hair Bows is that easy.
I’ll be making a few different style bows for my daughter as time goes on, so keep an eye out for more tutorials!
If DIY Red, White, and Blue Patriotic Korker Hair Bows aren’t your thing, maybe you’d like to accessorize your little cutie with some of these options: