How do I care for my arrangement?
Paper flowers are relatively low maintenance and long lasting, but there are ways you can make sure your flowers last longer and look their best.
Avoid direct sunlight
Sunlight may cause colors to fade, yellow, or may even weaken the structure of the paper resulting in brittle, fragile flowers. Display your flowers in an area with indirect light. Avoid placing them in front of windows where sunlight is usually strongest and under direct artificial lighting.
Avoid severe fluctuations of temperatures and humidity
Crepe paper is very porous and can absorb moisture from humid air as well as release it back into dry air. This change in moisture levels will cause shrinking and stretching. Over time, significant changes in temperature and humidity levels will cause paper to become brittle. Attics, basements, and bathrooms are prime areas for big swings in temperatures and humidity. Keep your paper flowers in a lived-in area of the house, such as a bedroom or living room, where temperatures are constant.
Dust contains a variety of pollutants and can result in a reaction with paper, causing deterioration. Dust your flowers every now and again. Holding them upside down and giving them a good shake now and then is enough to keep them looking their best. If you want to be extra thorough, you could use a soft paintbrush or makeup brush to gently dust the petals; this is an excellent way to get into tiny spots without damaging the paper. Your paper flowers were meant to be low-maintenance,so maybe once or twice a year you'll want to give them this attention.
Do you do weddings or other events?
Indeed I do! Please use this form to send me information about your event and I'll get back to you with details.
How long does it take to make these flowers?
Great question! This varies a bit by the type of flower, but in general, I spend about an hour making each bloom.
What kind of paper do you use and where can I find some?
I've experimented with many varieties of paper, and these are my favorites.
Best for heavyweight crepe in a wider range of colors.
These guys make the most beautiful and realistic palette in wonderfully versatile fine crepe and doublette.
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