Questions & Answers

1. What does weatherproof, weather resistant, and weather sensitive mean?
Weatherproof - Able to withstand most outside weather conditions including full exposure to moisture & temperature.
Colors will not run. However as with anything exposed to direct sun or prolonged extreme conditions, fading or damage can still occur.

Weather Resistant - Able to withstand normal outside weather conditions including moderate exposure to moisture & temperature.
Needs some exposure protection during extreme weather. Colors will not run. Fading can occur under direct sun exposure.

Weather Sensitive - Able to withstand minimal direct outside weather conditions. Should have protected exposure to outside weather.

2. What size bow do I need?

Wreath Size Bow Dimension Find them Here
20" Diameter 6" Wide x 10" Long 6" Bows
26" Diameter 8" Wide x 12"-16" Long 8" Bows
30" Diameter 10" Wide x 16"-20" Long 10" Bows
36" Diameter 12" Wide x 20" Long 12" Bows
48" Diameter 14" Wide x 24" Long 14" Bows
60" Diameter 18" Wide x 36" Long 18" Bows


3. Why do Bows Fade in the Sun?
The technical term for the fading that occurs is photo-degradation and is actually a chemical reaction between the sunlight and the dyes in the material. We see just how strong the sun’s rays can be in the way that it can quickly tan or burn your skin, and the energy potential in sunlight is huge. The dyes used in fabrics and ribbon are actually a mixture of elements that, when combined, create the desired color. Exposed to sunlight consistently the dye is actually broken down into its individual elements, and therefore loses its color.

The main culprit for causing fading is the UV rays that are prominent in sunlight, and are widely thought to cause damage to all materials over time. UVA are the longer waves that are emitted by the sun and penetrate deep into fabric and ribbon, breaking down the chemical bonds within the dye. Not only can these rays cause fading, but given enough time they can even damage the actual fabric or ribbon. All fabrics and ribbon, including polypropylene ribbon are subject to the harmful UV rays of the sun. Some ribbon is effected more than others. The polypropylene ribbon used in outdoor bows is waterproof and will hold up very well in inclement weather but depending on the intensity of the sun, can still fade.

4. How to keep my bow ends from fraying?
Synthetic and natural fabric ribbon can show signs of fraying if exposed to repeated movement in their use. To keep this from happening to your bows you can apply clear nail polish or craft glue to seal the edges. Heating the edges can also be used to synthetic fabrics.

5. What payment methods do you accept?
We accept Visa, Mastercard, and American Express including gift cards. You can safely enter your entire credit card number via our secure server, which encrypts all submitted information. We also offer the ability to place your order and send in a check.

6. Do I have to pay sales tax?
Sales tax will only be collected for those of you that have a billing address in Washington State.

7. How is ribbon sized?

Inches Florist Size
1/4" #1
7/16" - 1/2" #2
9/16" - 5/8" #3
7/8" #5
1 1/4" - 1 1/2" #9
1 5/16" - 2 1/4" #16
2 3/8" - 3" #40
3 1/4" - 3 1/2" #80
3 5/16" - 4" #100
5" #120
6" #250
 
8. How to I sign in or register to place an order?
You first need to click on a product and add it to your cart. Once you place items into your cart and "checkout", you will be able to register and enter your information.

9. Do you accept phone orders?
Sorry, we do not accept phone orders at this time.
 
10. When can I expect to receive my order?
Most orders are shipped in 1-2 business days (Mon-Fri) unless the order is very large. Please see our Shipping Policies for complete details.