Friday, August 31, 2012

Paper Sunflowers - From Trees to These

Here we are at the last (unofficial) weekend of summer.... my very favorite season and I'll miss it, but at the same time I'm looking forward to crisp weather and deep blue autumn skies. Another thing that signifies fall to me is a nearby field of sunflowers... bright yellow blooms as far as the eye can see - stunning!

Paper Sunflower Arrangement

It's no wonder I'm drawn to these beautiful paper sunflowers created by From Trees to These... they do such justice to the real thing. This image shows just a portion of an autumn centerpiece.

The cleverly named business is a family affair... Tamara Gruschke, her mother, Mary Turner, and sister, Christina Matticola, are magicians at transforming pure white, cotton-blended paper into handmade bouquets of roses, orchids, tulips, anemones, lilies, peonies, and more. Subtle embossing and custom color shading of the petals and leaves, both by airbrushing and hand painting, bring a realistic touch.

Believe it or not, the busy trio is scattered across three different U.S. states! They've found Skype to be a huge asset in running their business seamlessly, and use it to craft "together" and communicate order details. Soon they'll launch another Etsy shop that will feature holiday-inspired paper crafts and wedding accessories.

From Trees to These website, Etsy shop, and Facebook page.

All Things Paper Facebook Finds this week:

Thousands of black paper moths
Make cute, articulated paper dolls
Striking paper portfolio of Jeff Nishinaka
Color by number for adults

Whether it will soon be fall or spring in your corner of the world, have a wonderful weekend!


  1. Brilliant!! Can't stop admiring this flower.

  2. beautiful what did you do that again nicely done!
    Greetings Baukje

  3. Lovely! I especially love those paper dolls.

  4. Now this is a Sunflower that would work for me... I'm allergic to real ones.
    : )


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