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Old 03-12-2009, 03:54
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Is there a way to stiffen satin korkers without them looking too stiff? (I hope that makes sense!!) I tried "Stiffen Stuff", but they seem too brittle to me. If I don't use anything, they seem too floppy. Help please!

Oh, I thought I would pass this along! When I make infant korkers I use wooden kabob sticks instead of dowels. The kabob sticks are smaller and make the bows look more "baby-like". I found my sticks at my local dollar store. You get like 250 for only a dollar!

Thanks again for all you help!
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I spray starch lightly and reduce the baking time so they don't yellow. HTH!
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Thanks so much! I am going to try that tomorrow!
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I spray mine with hairspray and it works great.
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Old 03-13-2009, 09:32
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I spray mine with hairspray and it works great.
I totally agree!
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Do you use the hair spray before or after baking the korkers? Thanks, Nina
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Old 03-23-2009, 01:59
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Is there a way to stiffen satin korkers without them looking too stiff? (I hope that makes sense!!) I tried "Stiffen Stuff", but they seem too brittle to me. If I don't use anything, they seem too floppy. Help please!

Oh, I thought I would pass this along! When I make infant korkers I use wooden kabob sticks instead of dowels. The kabob sticks are smaller and make the bows look more "baby-like". I found my sticks at my local dollar store. You get like 250 for only a dollar!

Thanks again for all you help!
Can you please tell me what kabob sticks are and can you post a picture of the results you get from them Please!!!!!!! We don't have Walmart here in Ireland and i'll have to look for them in another shop.....

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Old 03-23-2009, 03:24
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They're little wooden sticks made from bamboo that you put meat and veggies on. We cook them with the stick in, and they make fun finger food. You might be able to find them at a cooking store.
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They're little wooden sticks made from bamboo that you put meat and veggies on. We cook them with the stick in, and they make fun finger food. You might be able to find them at a cooking store.
ooooooooohhhhhhhh!!!! we call them skewers..........what a good idea I gotta get me some of them.. I love the Korkers but the Irish are a bit shy with putting anything big in they're hair. I think maybe if i make thema bit thinner and smaller they might just catch on
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Old 03-24-2009, 01:58
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The trick with satin is to not spray the ribbon before baking them. Once they are baked and tied/sewn together, arrange the korkers in the position you want them and spray the stiffener about 4-6 inches away so it lightly coats the top layers of ribbon. If you are having a hard time placing the korker ribbon, use small pieces of white tissue paper or kleenex (make sure it is not colored or scented) and place it under the areas you want to be "puffed" up more. Let the korker sit for about an hours and then take the pieces of tissue paper out. You should see that it is not longer crunchy yet it is no longer floopy. Also, the best size satin ribbon to use is 3/8 inch for korkers.

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