Photo: Courtesy of Paper to Petal
We've had our heads buried in a mountain of Bridal Fashion Week runway photos, so excuse the delay in getting to Rebecca Thuss' beautiful new book, Paper to Petal: 75 Whimsical Paper Flowers to Craft by Hand, which landed on our desk just in time for the frost.
Filled with dramatic photos and inspired ideas for crafty DIY types with an affinity towards paper, Paper to Petal answers the call for anyone whose ever mourned the loss of a live floral arrangement. "Real flowers may come and go with the season," says Thuss, a noted wedding and event designer, "but paper flowers are a possibility anywhere, anytime."
Above, one of the 75 projects beautifully photographed for the book: Japanese paper in dark pink and pale pink, paper twine and cotton balls combine to create a White Pine and Japanese Paper Peony which can be used as a delicate wedding centerpiece, an escort table accent or as a single-stem bouquet.
If Spring's prettiest buds—peonies, daffodils, lilacs and the like—are threatening to blow the floral budget for anyone planning a fall or winter wedding, the answer might lie with a stack of pretty pastel crepe paper.