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Old 05-30-2012, 04:50
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Default Stiffening cheer bows...HELP!!

Hello!

What do you use to stiffen your cheer bows? The bows I am making are simple, solid colored bows...so there aren't multiple layers to give the bow strength. What would you recommend I use to make them firm and keep their shape?

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I use Freeze it hairspray. I love it!
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Thank you for your prompt response!! Does it leave a residue on the bows? The ribbon is white.
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I mix Stiffy with water in a spray bottle. It dries clear.
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I have never had it to leave a residue. I spray mine and then run a blow dryer over it real quick to make it dry faster.
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I use Rave or Auqa Net hair spray and it works like charm. No residue and they smell great!


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Hello!

What do you use to stiffen your cheer bows? The bows I am making are simple, solid colored bows...so there aren't multiple layers to give the bow strength. What would you recommend I use to make them firm and keep their shape?

Thank you so much!!
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i dont use anything to stiffen single layer bows. I leave them as they are and the stand up just fine
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Default Re: Stiffening cheer bows...HELP!!

I use regular spray starch on every single bow I make - from boutique hair bows, cheer bows, over the top bows - all of 'em!

Niagra is the best, and it's only like $1.39 at Wal-mart. I've never tried hair spray. I've also read where bow makers starch, then bake. If baking bows, make sure you bake before you glue the center or attach clip(s).

Personally, I've never baked anything except korkers, and my boutique and cheer bows stay stiff and perky with a good coat of starch.

When starching, shake off excess, then lay out to dry on towel in the position you want your loops and tails to lay.

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i dont use anything to stiffen single layer bows. I leave them as they are and the stand up just fine
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