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The Ins And Outs Of Our Ribbons

Not a clue when it comes to ribbons? Don’t worry! Here’s a complete guide to the ins and outs of our ribbons. Used in many different arts, crafts and often for gift packaging, we have lots of materials, styles, and designers for you to choose from! Now where to start?

The Difference Between Bows And Ribbons

Confused about the difference between ribbons and bows? Well, just like all thumbs are fingers, but not all fingers are thumbs, all bows are ribbons, but not all ribbons are bows. A ribbon is often used to tie a bow (many will have made a bow when tying their shoelaces), but although bows can have functional purposes, a bow made with ribbon is usually just for decoration.

What Decorations?

There are so many things to do with ribbons! As mentioned above, bows are a popular decoration; this is because there are a variety of tying techniques to create lots of stunning bows, including The Butterfly Bow – perhaps the most well known bow, The Double Butterfly Bow – similar to the latter but a little more complex, The French Bow – a very fancy bow, which is popularly used by florists, and The Number 8 Bow, shaped, would you believe, like the number 8. There are many more bows too – perhaps you’ll invent a new one? If you’re struggling to make the perfect bow, why not take a look at our Pull Bows Collection instead?

Ribbons can be used to decorate scrapbooks or photo albums, cards, hair clips, gifts, or they can even be used to spruce up home furnishings such as pillows and bedding, and to enhance clothes! The ‘awareness ribbon’ used by a number of charities is easy to make and pretty – especially when made using one of our ribbons, which reminds us...

What Kind Of Ribbons Do Crystal Innovation Provide?

Whether you’re looking for a specific print, brand or material, we have so many ribbons for you to choose from! From Eleganza, Burlap and Berisfords ribbon, Tartan print, floral designs, personalised ribbon and of course, many different materials, like polyester, satin and lace (both gorgeous for bridal dresses), in a vast range of colours - it’s simply ribbon heaven for many crafty types!

But What Ribbon Should You Choose?

It’s all a matter of preference. If you’re a novice when it comes to ribbons, we have many low-cost ribbons for you to dabble with before you invest in fancier ones. If you’re unsure, go for your favourite colour, or pattern! Or consider what you’re going to be using it for, and then match the colours accordingly. Our personalised ribbon service is perfect for companies searching for a unique way to package their products. We’d recommend our satin ribbon because it’s super silky and soft!

The Ins And Outs Of Our Ribbons Guide From Crystal Innovation

We hope you’re a little more familiar with the ins and outs of our ribbons after reading this, but if you’re still a little uncertain, you can find more information about our ribbons by visiting the product pages, or call us on 01582 511 946 – we’d be delighted to offer any advice! Happy ribboning!