Welcome to paper-thistle.com
Hi, I am Johanna Summers and I create hand-crafted crepe paper flowers in my studio in Arbroath in Scotland. These botanical paper flowers are ideal as gifts or custom pieces for your home or retail space. Every flower is handmade to order. Let me know what you need if you don't see a particular flower listed here.
The rose of all the world is not for me.
I want for my part
Only the little white rose of Scotland
That smells sharp and sweet—and breaks the heart."
The Little White Rose by Hugh Macdiarmid
Hand crafted from the finest crepe paper
My crepe paper flowers are special. Each petal is cut out by hand and each flower is individually made. I use the finest quality Italian crepe papers. The range will be expanding over the next few months. If there is any particular flower, bouquet or commission you would like then please contact me. Read some testimonials here from happy clients!
Please note -all my crepe paper flowers are made to order - so plan ahead - allow me time to make them for you. They are worth waiting for! I am busy this month making two big orders.
Maybe you are looking for an unusual birthday gift, table decoration, window display, Valentine roses or even wedding bouquet - get in touch and let me create something unique and special for you.
I have always been creative - finding fulfillment in lots of art and craft projects such as drawing, painting, knitting, crochet, soap and candle making as well as gardening and cooking. Read more about what inspires me.
If I had a flower for every time I thought of you,
I could walk in my garden for ever "
Alfred Lord Tennyson
Why choose crepe paper flowers?
- Handmade crepe paper flowers will enhance any decor, in any indoor location and add vibrant colour for a very long time.
- Perfect for gifts or celebrations - did you know that paper is the gift for a 1st wedding anniversary!
- Flowers can be made in colours to suit your interior design preferences.
- My flowers are made from the finest eco-friendly Italian crepe paper manufactured by Cartotecnica Rossi
- My crepe paper flowers won’t affect plant allergy sufferers.
- Considering the price of real cut flowers, you’ll see that you will save money with my crepe paper flowers plus the cut flower industry has a very high carbon foot print - read more about this issue here.
- They are low (or no) maintenance, just keep out of strong direct sunlight and dust occasionally.
- Please note all flowers are made to order - so do allow me time to make them for you.
- Free post & packing for UK orders. For overseas orders, please contact me.