Door Bows - all your questions answered!
June 04, 2023

Door Bows - all your questions answered!

While a relatively new décor obsession, door bows are making a huge splash! So let us answer all your door bow questions...

  • What is a Door Bow?
  • How do you attach a Door Bow?
  • Can you reuse a door bow?
  • What materials are door bows made of?
  • How long do door bows last?
  • Are door bows weather-resistant?
  • How do you store a Door Bow?
  • Are there different sizes and colours available for door bows?

What is a Door Bow?

A door bow is a decorative item that is attached to the front of a door as a way of celebrating a special occasion, such as a birthday, wedding, or Christmas. It is usually made from ribbon and other decorative materials, and it is tied around the door in a bow shape. Door bows are a popular way to add a festive and welcoming touch to a home or business, and they can be easily removed or repositioned as needed. They come in various sizes and colours, to suit a particular holiday or colour scheme.

How do you attach a Door Bow?

 At Door Bow Co we’ve created a world-first design, which means your Door Bow arrives fully assembled in one piece and secures with high quality Velcro attachments at the back of your door.  This means no ‘sticky attachments or hooks needed.

Other door bow producers use a variety of methods including;

 Adhesive strips

  • Suction cups
  • Command hooks
  • Ribbon ties

We recommend choosing an attachment method that won't damage the door or leave residue when removing the bow, which is why we’ve invented our trademarked Velcro attachment.

Can you reuse a door bow?

At Door Bow Co we believe in a ‘slow’ fashion approach to home décor.  Meaning our Door Bows are designed to be used and used again!  This is because we use a high quality and durable fabric as well as ensuring a high standard of workmanship. 

Not all door bows are made the same, some other door bow products are made from fragile materials and adhesive attachments and are designed to be single-use.

What materials are door bows made of?

Door bows can be made from a variety of materials, including fabric, ribbon, tinsel, paper, and even fresh flowers. The choice of material often depends on the occasion or holiday, as well as personal preference. For example, for a Christmas door bow, you may see more tinsel or ribbon bows, while for a wedding, fresh flowers or fabric bows may be used. Some door bows even incorporate several different materials to create a unique and eye-catching design.

At Door Bow Co we use a high-quality poly-tulle that ensures a luxe looking durable bow for all occasions!

How long do door bows last?

The lifespan of a door bow depends on several factors, including the quality of the materials used, the weather conditions in which it is placed, and how well it is secured. A high-quality, well-made door bow can last for several weeks or even months if it is not exposed to harsh weather conditions, such as heavy rain, strong winds, or extreme heat or cold.

However, if the door bow is made from fragile materials or is not securely attached to the door, it may only last for a few days. It's always a good idea to check the bow periodically to ensure it is still in good condition and make any necessary adjustments to keep it looking its best.

Are door bows weather-resistant?

Yes, at Door Bow Co our door bows are weather-resistant and made from materials that can withstand outdoor conditions such as rain, wind, and sun.


How do you store a Door Bow?

To store a door bow, you should first remove it from the door and lay it flat on a clean surface, and wipe with a damp cloth. Then, gently fold it in half or in thirds, depending on the size of the bow, and place it in your reusable DBC storage box which accommodates your folded bow without crushing it.

Make sure to store it in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight to prevent any fading or damage. When it's time to use the door bow again, simply unfold it and fluff it up to restore its original shape.


Are there different sizes and colours available for door bows?

Yes, there are different sizes and colours available for door bows. The size of the door bow required will depend on the size of your door frame, and you can find door bows in various widths and lengths.

At Door Bow Co our Bows are a ‘one size fits all’ designed to fit a standard door size, and then we have extension straps available for oversized doors.  If you’re unsure, please use our door size calculator which is available on our product pages.