Exquisite Book of Paper Flowers A Guide to Making Unbelievably Realistic Paper Blooms

The Exquisite Book of Paper Flowers

A Guide to Making Unbelievably Realistic Paper Blooms


Price: $26.99

  • Publication Date: April 8, 2014
  • Imprint: STC Craft
  • Trim Size: 8 12 x 9 78
  • ISBN: 9781617691003
  • Page Count: 192
  • Illustrations: 300 full-color photographs (50 beauty and 250 how-to)
  • Rights: World/All

The country's premiere paper-flower artist, Livia Cetti is known for her high-style, gorgeous tissue and crepe-paper flowers—many of which are often mistaken for real flowers. The Exquisite Book of Paper Flowers is Cetti's comprehensive how-to manual showcasing her until-now secret techniques for creating 27 popular blooms, including peonies, poppies, roses, and hibiscus. Clear instructions and stunning step-by-step photographs show crafters of all levels how to make individual flowers as well as how to combine blooms to form 20 exquisite garlands, centerpieces, wreaths, corsages, and boutonnieres.


“Livia Cetti is a modern guru of flower arranging and paper flower design, and her new book is a fabulous manual for trying your hand at homemade blooms. Cetti also includes project ideas such as a mobile and a wreath, both of which would add over-the-top charm to a nursery.”
Mint Design Blog
“These everlasting blooms are fun to make and add a romantic touch to your decor.”
Cottages & Bungalows
“Livia Cetti is the Beyoncé of paper flowers. She’s the current reigning paper craft queen.”
“A way to decorate your home with everlasting blooms.”
“Visually stunning . . . would make a great gift for brides-to-be and prom-goers looking to add handmade touches to their special day.”
Michigan Live
“Page after page of paper blossoms you’re sure to fall in love with.”
Martha Stewart Living
“Cetti’s new book, The Exquisite Book of Paper Flowers, will reveal the tricks of her trade.”
“Since flower arrangements only last a couple of days, try making paper blooms instead. New York’s own Livia Cetti just released The Exquisite Book of Paper Flowers to show you the ropes. No green thumb required.”
“The author’s creations are astonishing.”
Library Journal
“Cetti can take tissue paper and turn it into lush, romantic works of art. The photos are stunning . . . each is truly exquisite. Well named!”
“You’ll be amazed at how realistic these flowers look.“
Craft Ideas
“Her faux posies are as realistic as they are witty. And not only do these paper bouquets cost next to nothing—brides really love their bottom line—they last practically forever.”
“Décor Score,” Creators.com
“You don’t need a green thumb to create these blooms.”
“If you’re even the slightest bit crafty, you can make paper flowers (the newest gardening phenom!) blossom. . . . Want to give paper gardening a go? Grab a copy of [Cetti’s] new book and find out surprisingly how easy and fast it is to create flowers by hand.”
House Beautiful
“[This] book is so beautiful and inspiring and I really think everyone should get it for Mother’s Day.”
Kevin Sharkey, Martha Stewart
“The section on leaves is a revelation . . . ideal for paper crafters who want to expand their repertoire with genuine floristry skills.”
The Paper Craft Post
“Flip to any page and you’ll find something beautiful . . . the instructions are well written.”
Paper Creations Magazine

About the author

Livia Cetti is the owner of The Green Vase, a florist and paper-flower company; the style director at Brides magazine; and a contributing editor at Martha Stewart Weddings. Her work has been featured in Martha Stewart Weddings, InStyle, Food and Wine, Real Simple, Elle, New York, and Brides, among many other publications.