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Gift Bows, small bows, big bows, beautiful bows
A bow is the ultimate expression of a ribbon, folded and shaped until perfection. The know-how of the art of bowing brings magic into life. The ribbon bends, swells, twists, changes. A bit like a chrysalis which, by opening its cocoon, becomes a butterfly. Impression Originale sells on the e-shop handmade bows to wrap your most beautiful gifts.
The bows for Impression Originale are of utter importance: they add life to the wrapping paper. To make it easy the bows have a small self-adhesive sticker on their back to make it easy to glue on the present for that special finishing touch. Adding a breeze of elegance. You can buy a big gift bow online to make a size contrast effect with our small gift box for example. If you are an aficionado of pretty bows, knots and DIY you can follow our step-by-step video tutorials.
A pretty bow is essential for Impression Originale to achieve a luxury gift. We recommend selecting the bow that matches the colors of the design of the gift-wrapping paper you have chosen. Impression Originale curated a selection of the best-paired bows and gift wrap to help you choose from. You can buy online your favorite gift bow for an ever-perfect effect for the present of your dreams. When the art of gifting has a new name…
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We have listed below the main vocabulary you need to know to understand the delicate world of gift bows to wrap your most extraordinary gifts:
The ribbon: is an ornament of fabric, flat and narrow. It can be of many materials: cotton, satin, or synthetic fibers. Our winged and double loop gift bows are made of satin ribbon, while our tuxedo gift bows are made of velvet ribbon.
The standing part: is the end of the ribbon which is used to form the knot or the bow. It is to be opposed to the frame which constitutes the fixed base.
The loop: is the name given to a portion of the curved ribbon when one of the two ends of a bow is brought back on itself through the knot, without being crossed by another end or loop.
The elbow: is a twist of the ribbon under itself.
The tail (also called the “working end”, or the “running end“, “live end“, or “tag end“): is the long end extension of the bow, it is usually loose and the running ends fall most of the time symmetrically.
The heart: is the central part of the bow. It can be flat or with a twist effect or even doubled on some bow to add more volume.
> Learn all about the origin of bows with our dedicated article in our diairy