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The world of paper flowers may never be the same with Rebecca Thuss and Patrick Farrell’s Paper to Petal officially on the market. The flowers shown in this book put real flowers to shame. With countless folding, cutting, and decorating techniques, you’ll be able to create the perfect bouquet for any occasion. No more running to the florist all the time, and no more leaving dead flowers in a vase for much longer than you need to. This book has everything you need to create the perfect homemade floral decor for any occasion. It’ll last much longer than real flowers, and you don’t have to sacrifice beauty.
Just opening the book up will bring a smile to your face. You’ll find 75 beautifully photographed paper flowers that will inspire you to create right then and there. The colors are eyecatching and so well coordinated, and the flowers are displayed differently, giving you plenty of new ideas for your future creations. From garlands, to napkin rings, to place cards, you’ll find exactly the right flower you’re looking for in this book.
The book is laid out in 5 different sections, to help you easily find everything you need to get started. The Flowers includes beautiful photographs with ideas, uses, and staging for all of the paper flowers and suggestions for where to use them. The Materials gives you detailed information about everything you might need from paper types to stems and notions. (Lots of the materials can be found at CreateForLess). Skills is where you’ll find all of the techniques you need to cut, fold, and glue your flowers. How-to’s includes different flower types includes beautifully photographed step by step instructions that are clearly laid out and easy to understand. At the end of the book, you’ll find Templates, with every petal and piece included to scan and cut to give you the perfect flower every time.
Even just as a coffee table book, Paper to Petals is a stunning edition to your craft book collection.