The Art & History of Paper Flowers

paper flowers

Paper as we know it was invented in China about 2000 years ago although the Egyptians had been using papyrus (from which the word paper is derived) 5000 years ago to write on. The art of paper flower making is thought to have started in China soon after it was invented, where they made them to float […]

Blossom

Paper Blossom Flower

Delicate shades of pink and white blossoms signal Spring. Apple, cherry, orange and almond blossom all have distinct colours and blooms. In Japan, ‘Hanami’ is the tradition of enjoying the beauty of flowers and in Spring this means Cherry Blossom (Sakura) which bloom all over Japan from March to May. Hanami is a very old […]

DIY Christmas Decorations

DIY Paper Christmas Trees

With Christmas almost here, I am getting creative and making some diy decorations today. Every year I make a candle decoration with fresh foliage from my garden, it makes a lovely centrepiece for the table. I have been collecting other DIY ideas on my Pinterest board and some of my favourites are below. Lucy at Lucylu Dreams has […]

Indie Friday | Paper Tree

Christmas at Paper Tree

Whilst ‘Black Friday’ is a great opportunity to get some bargains, ‘Indie Friday’ is an interesting antidote to the big stores. ‘Just a Card’ is a fantastic campaign promoting small businesses, shops, designers, makers and artists. Whilst we need all kinds of shops, independents help to add variety, colour and new ideas. They are also […]

Botanical Weddings

Botanical Wedding Stationery

Botanicals, greenery & plants are all popular at the moment and it is one of my favourite trends. Plants & foliage are making a big impact whether as real life greenery or as prints on fabrics and stationery. A spectacular example of this was at Harry & Meghan’s wedding with foliage and flowers creating a stunning […]

1st Anniversary Paper Gift Ideas | First Wedding Anniversary

First Anniversary Paper Heart

If you are looking for 1st anniversary paper gift ideas then Paper Tree is a very good place to find them! We specialise in creating beautiful paper flowers and paper gifts which make perfect first wedding anniversary presents (traditionally represented by paper). This paper rose is printed with the words ‘1st wedding anniversary’ then gift […]