We’re having an early birthday celebration for Caroline this weekend, and I’ve been in paper flower heaven the past week, making pretties for the party…
I’m having so much fun designing and making flowers, and can’t stop thinking about them, so I thought I would share some of my favorite paper flower inspiration with you!
Thuss + Farrell
I received a copy of Paper to Petal by Rebecca Thuss and Patrick Farrell last summer, and it’s been an incredible resource for inspiration and techniques – I highly recommend it! It includes 75 projects, plus hundreds of petal and leaf templates (which are available in PDF form - hugely helpful for printing and cutting them out).
Oh, and the Thuss + Farell Instagram feed is wonderful, too!
I was first introduced to paper flowers years and years ago at the magical Berkeley shop, Tail of the Yak, with Anandamayi Arnold‘s spectacular paper botanical surprise balls…
Jude Miller‘s botanical sculptures are breathtaking - can you believe these are made of paper?! Imagine wearing one as a fascinator…
In addition to creating charming paper flowers, Livia Cetti is a gardener and incredible floral designer – somehow I think that comes through in her sweet paper creations. She also has a gorgeous new book out, The Exquisite Book of Paper Flowers.
Brittni Watson Jepsen
I love paper blooms in any size, and Brittni over at The House That Lars Built clearly does too – how awesome is this giant flower! She has lots of great paper flower tutorials on her blog, and also offers workshops and online paper flower making classes.
Martha Stewart Weddings
Some of the most darling paper flower projects that I’ve seen come from the folks at Martha Stewart…
If you love paper flowers, you’ll also want to check out the work of Lyndie Dourthe and Eloise Corr Danch. Also, Lia Griffith has some great tutorials on her blog for a bunch of different flower styles.
And for even more of my paper flower finds, head over to my Paper Flower Pinterest board!
I received a review copy of Paper to Petal from Potter Craft/Random House, but all opinions expressed in this post are my own.