Flowers that Last: Elegant Paper Flower Bouquets

Flowers that Last: Elegant Paper Flower Bouquets

Tiffany Finley
Nov 4, 2010

The Holidays are quickly approaching, filled with food, family, and most likely, flowers. We can quickly get caught in the cycle of fresh flowers transported from far away countries that look beautiful, but are carrying a bad case of chemicals. So why not invest in paper flowers that are both beautiful, and (almost) impossible to kill? Here are three of my favorite Etsy flower artists that create beautiful bouquets and decorations for any occasion.

Kathryn wrote an excellent piece on taking Apartment Therapy's 20/20 Home Cure's tip for flower purchasing to the organic level. She gave us tips on the who, what, where, when and why of buying organic flowers. Cambria's post about her wilting plant and the realization that we may be passionate about green things, but that may not magically give us a green thumb also gave us some inspiration.

What about flower with no upkeep? Flowers made from renewable resources, like paper or even better recycled paper? Check out what these paper flower artists have done with paper and some scissors for inspiration.

These three Etsians create beautiful paper bouquets and decor!

The Paper Florist Based in the UK, these gorgeous creations are handmade and perfect for any event. Prices range from $4 for a single flower to $60 for a full bouquet.

Create and Adorn A former interior designer, this artist creates mainly tissue paper pompom flowers that can serve as elegant wedding table settings or into hanging balls for a children's party. Prices range from $5 for a single pompom to $25 for a set.

Ferntree Flowers Base From intricate bouquets to sweet single flowers, these creations are as unique as their creators upbringing in Australia and the South. Prices range from $8.50 for a single flower to $150 for a bouquet.

(Images: The Paper Florist, Create and Adorn, and Ferntree Flowers)

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