| | Re: What do you use to stiffen your bows?
I am new here but this is what I do. I only use hairspray. I tried baking them in the oven once, and didn't really think it was necessary when compared with the hairspray only bows. To me there is such a thing as "too stiff." I do like the nice smell from the hairspray.
I spray mine before AND after they are assembled. So like if I wanted to do a big bow, I would make the center piece and then spray it. I spray and pull at the loops to keep the desired shape. Then I glue the components together and spray the whole thing.