Unique paper flower bouquets and accessories from Bookworm Eats Flower #Sponsors#bouquet#boutonniere#diy bouquet#literature theme#non-floral bouquet#paper flowers April 2 2010 | Megan Finley Horowitz meggyfin This business paid a fee to be listed on Offbeat Bride because they feel their products and services are a great fit with offbeat philosophies… and we agree. Learn more about our ads. Bookworm Eats Flower is a London-based Etsy shop that makes custom paper flower bouquets (along with decor, hair accessories and boutonnieres). And the great thing about these bouquets is, well, there's a lot of things actually… It's the only way to have flowers that are out of season while still being eco-friendly. You can have flowers that wouldn't usually work in bouquets, like daffodils. You can have flowers that don't even exist like polka-dotted daisies and newsprint roses. And they never die! Bookworm Eats Flower uses varnish to make the products weather-resistant. And the varnish helps to make each piece a durable keepsake, without any further treatment needed. "I strive to keep my business sustainable, and use only high-quality paper, usually recycled. I also like to incorporate found and vintage papers and buttons into my work. Mixing materials of different patterns and textures is fab; wood, metal, rubber, plastic, and paper can be amazing together." -Lauren from Bookworm Eats Flower Of course, these paper flowers are completely appealing to the English major in me. And how perfect would these be for a library wedding? Ooh! Or for a music-inspired weddings, to make them out of sheet music. Offbeat Discount: Bookworm Eats Flower is offering free shipping (worldwide!) to Offbeat Bride readers. And Lauren is happy to work with materials provided by the clients, so whatever you can think, Bookworm Eats Flower can cut it up and make beautiful! Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Megan Finley Horowitz When Megan's not writing, traveling, and sleeping, she's eating like the fate of the world depends on it. (You're welcome, world!) You can snoop into her personal life over on her website The Dash and Dine! @meggyfin @thedashanddine @meggyfin PREVIOUS Offbeat Peeps NEXT Karin & Travis' DIY, Jewish wedding with Elvis Show/Hide comments [ 21 ] I am SO in love with that newspaper bouquet! I'm a journalism major, so it suits me perfectly. 1 agrees Reply Stunning! I'm definitely keeping this business in mind! Reply me too! I really like the paper roses. Reply These are so incredibly beautiful and amazing! I really love the first picture of the Newspaper Bouquet. And unlike real flowers I'm sure they will live longer. Reply I would love to have one of the roses for my hair. Thanks for introducing me this store. Reply You are more than welcome. It was a PLEASURE to introduce you. 🙂 Reply I so want that newsprint bouquet! I will have to check out the shop 🙂 Reply Thanks so much for the lovely comments! I'm blushing over here. I just want to make two quick notes: first, a shout-out to my wedding photographer, David Spence, for the third photo; and second, the newsprint bouquet is actually pages from my read-to-pieces copy of Jane Austen's novels. But I love the idea of using newspaper, maybe with some comic strips thrown in for color? 1 agrees Reply Comic strips! Oh, Ms. Lauren, if I ever have a wedding, I know who I'll be turning to for my non-flower flowers! Reply You forgot hypo-allergenic, haha. Those newsprint roses are awesome! Reply I love this!!! Reply Digging the paper bouquets. Wonder if the bride would throw that one to all the single ladies? Reply So pretty – we like these bouquets very much! Reply Is there anyone in the US, maybe even Northwest, that does this? I'm getting married in the winter, and wasn't going to have flowers because nothing is in season in Montana in February. I LOVE this idea, but having paper flowers shipped from London seems just as wasteful as roses from Columbia, right? 1 agrees Reply Hi, Stacy! Shipping from London is actually a lot less damaging to the environment than shipping live flowers anywhere. For one thing, they don't require refrigeration or heating to keep them "alive." Of course, shipping in general isn't great for the environment, I definitely acknowledge that, but any way you shake it, paper flowers are more eco-friendly than real flowers. Reply Maybe you can try making your own flowers,that way you can save on the cost. I made a mixture of fabric, felt, and paper flowers. It can be time-consuming but in the long run it cost less than buying them made for you. Reply Love her! She is making my bouquets for our fall wedding and I can't wait to see them! We are combining a few of her flowers slyles and using the newsprint look as well as solids. After it's all said and done they will be displayed in our home forever! 🙂 Reply Love these they are beautiful Reply How much do these bouquets run on pricing? I couldn't really find any sort of a price guide and I don't want to find out the price after I've ordered. Reply I just think that with the green movement these present an interesting choice to a bride. What do they cost and is this an expanding market? Cool idea. Reply Love those paper bouquets, I think they are much more fun than any other type of artificial flowers and totally unique. Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Sign me up for your offbeat awesomeness newsletter! No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. 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