- 2 (or more) spools of 1/4 in Grosgrain Ribbon (also from Joanns)
- 8 3/8 in Dowels (found mine in a 10-12 pack at Joanns for $1)
- 2 Hair barrettes($ store) or alligator clips
- Glue gun - or heavy duty craft glue
- FrayCheck or other Anti-Fray product
Start by spinning your ribbon (from the spool) around the top of a dowel - hold in place using a clothespin. It should look like this:
Repeat this process 7 more times on other dowels--using two or more different colors. If using more colors just make sure you have an even amount so that your bows match. Spritz dowels with water. Place dowels on a foil lined cookie sheet, and bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes at 225 degrees.
Once baked the ribbons will stay in a ringlet form. Remove from dowels and trim ends.
Cut each length into 4 equal pieces. Apply FrayCheck to ends.
You will need use 16 pieces for each bow--or 8 of each color. You will also need a two inch extra piece of ribbon to tie the ribbons together in the center. Stack the ribbons together and smooth flat in the middle of each ribbon --until all together.
Use your extra ribbon piece to tie together the centers of all ribbons. It should look like this:
Use your hot glue gun to glue inside of knot to a hair barette, and wrap excess around the barrette. Also secure with hot glue-- and for extra security you could also stitch these end pieces together with a needle and thread.
Repeat this process for second bow, and they are ready to be worn!
And that's it! Easy Copycat Gymboree Hair Curlies at a fraction of the cost.
Below are pictures of a couple of other curlies I made. The color possiblities are endless!!
So fun! My daughter will be wearing the pink and orange bows to my nephew's -- pink and orange themed wedding!
I love them! Do you?