Single paper flowers from maps

© Lisa Benjamin
© Lisa Benjamin

Mandy from Dorset contacted me in early July with a request to make 20 single paper flowers from maps to be used as table decorations for her upcoming wedding – and liked them so much she came back to me to ask for 16 more!

She requested red, white and blue button centres – for some reason I didn’t get any red ones in any of my photos, but I promise they were there!), so there was clearly a bit of a patriotic theme going on – being based in Poole, perhaps ‘English seaside’?

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…to a bunch of beautiful single paper flowers from maps, ready for dressing tables at a seaside wedding! © Lisa Benjamin

Mandy wasn’t too worried using any specific maps, but unless the client specifies otherwise, I always try to use Ordance Surveys or atlases with plenty of blue and green on them, as I think these give the most attractive and consistent look. As Mandy lives near the sea, I made sure to incorporate lots of that stunning southern coastline!

Mandy’s wedding was yesterday, so congratulations to her and her new life-partner – my single paper flowers from maps were just one very small part of what was, I am sure, a wonderful day, and I hope you’re now headed off somewhere sunny for your honeymoon!

If you’d like to order single paper flowers from maps to use for your wedding, event, or even just to put on display at home – please get in touch and tell me what you’d like!

Take one Ordance Survey...© Lisa Benjamin
Take one Ordance Survey…© Lisa Benjamin
..add a bit of glue...© Lisa Benjamin
..add a bit of glue…© Lisa Benjamin
© Lisa Benjamin
© Lisa Benjamin
© Lisa Benjamin
© Lisa Benjamin
Handmade paper flower made from maps with a blue button centre
Handmade paper flower made from maps with a blue button centre
Handmade paper flower made from maps with a white button centre.
Handmade paper flower made from maps with a white button centre.
...and some floral wire... © Lisa Benjamin
…and some floral wire… © Lisa Benjamin
© Lisa Benjamin
© Lisa Benjamin
Single paper flowers from maps © Lisa Benjamin
Single paper flowers from maps © Lisa Benjamin
I love wrapping...I probably spend more time wrapping my handmade flowers than making the flowers themselves! © Lisa Benjamin
I love wrapping…I probably spend more time wrapping my handmade flowers than making the flowers themselves! © Lisa Benjamin

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