When I got engaged in 2019, I finally got the chance to turn my Pinterest Board Wedding Dreams into a reality! One of those dreams was to have a bouquet of flowers made out of book pages.
I'm a big bookworm. Friends usually come to me for book recommendations and my day job allows me to work with books every day. I live and breathe stories so it made sense that my wedding would have touches of that here and there. Of course, my fiance wanted to add his own nerdy touches and together we realized that we're savvy and crafty enough to make our wedding the wedding of our dreams!
Then March 2020 happened and, when everything locked down, I found myself helpless to what was going on around me and with not a whole lot of money to donate. I found a group of sewers in the same boat as me and we started making fabric masks to help with the PPE shortage in Maryland. I had a great time making all sorts of fun patterns, knowing that these masks were helping to keep people safe. My favorite project was one where I donated small masks for kids at a local school system. They had a cute elephant print on them!
Eventually the market caught up to the shortage and donations weren't needed anymore. So what you see in my shop is what I had left. The cost is really to help with the cost of all the masks I made prior.
After that project, I found myself with the free time to work on my wedding and figure out how I was going to get a bouquet of paper flowers. Online shopping didn't reveal anything I liked or it wasn't made out of book pages. With glue gun in hand, I found some patterns online and got to work because if I can't find it, I'm going to make it!
Shortly before getting married, I started getting a lot of interest in my paper flowers. I realized that there are others out there like me who might want some unique flowers made out of book pages and this site is the result!
The image above is my finished bouquet, taken the morning of my wedding on January 22, 2021.
Because I'm a hopeless romantic, each flower is made out of a book that was once a romance story or something with a happy ending. I believe in Happily Ever Afters and hope that my flowers bring a smile to your face.
Thank you for stopping by and please contact me with any questions or special requests.