Mother’s Day 2021: Where To Get Sustainable Paper Flowers in Singapore
Mother’s Day is just around the corner, on May 9th to be exact. Have you decided how to show your mum that extra love and appreciation?
Stunning floral bouquets are always a good choice and if you’re looking for a sustainable option then paper flowers are your best bet. Forget the tacky blooms of yesteryear—these days there are plenty of stylish creations to peruse. Modern-day faux floral arrangements are no less stunning compared to fresh flowers, and they’re far more friendly to the environment. If you’re considering going for a different type of bouquet for Mother’s Day, here is a list of stores in Singapore offering eco-friendly creations.
1/4 Paper Synthesis
Founded by Mabel Low in 2020, this local floral studio specialises in designing unique floral and foliage creations from craft paper. Low first started experimenting with the craft in 2018, after she found herself lacking a green thumb. Harnessing skills developed from her education in design, Low meticulously sculpts and moulds papers into structural artworks. The materials used to design the art creations are carefully selected based on their textures and colours.
The homegrown studio offers a plethora of floral creations with meaningful significance. Opt for the Pink Rose Box, a classic floral arrangement with a contemporary appeal. Pink roses are also a symbol of gratitude, admiration, and joy making it an ideal gift to show your appreciation.
If your mom isn’t a fan of roses, turn to the King of Hearts bouquet. Featuring king protea flowers, a symbol of courage and diversity, as well as white carnations, which signify love and fascination, the bouquet makes for a great present for one of the most courageous women in your life.
Available at Paper Synthesis
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2/4 The Paper Bloom
The Paper Bloom was borne out of a mother’s love for her daughter, making it the perfect boutique to shop from for Mother’s Day. For her daughter’s wedding, the owner assiduously sculpted crepe paper flowers for the ceremony. The lasting art pieces would never wither, and serve as a reminder of both a mother’s love as well as fond memories of the wedding day.
Apart from the usual bouquets, the floral boutique also offers paper flowers encased in a glass box frame. The artistic arrangement adds a vibrant, decorative touch to any space especially when placed on shelves or hung on the walls. You can choose from various floral arrangements to put within the frame.
Available at The Paper Bloom
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3/4 Miss Petal and Bloom
Homegrown floral studio Miss Petal and Bloom was founded in 2015 by paper florist Eileen Lim. The studio specialises in whimsical and handcrafted floral decor fashioned out of Italian crepe paper. Each idyllic creation is cut, sculpted, and glued individually by hand.
For Mother’s Day, the boutique has released a special collection featuring bright blooms. Opt for Harriet, a colourful floral arrangement that evokes a tropical paradise. Another stunning choice would be a single stalk of the dahlia flower, which comes with a test tube vase and a gold holder. All the floral creations are treated with UV protection spray, ensuring that your blooms stay bright and fresh for a long period.
Available at Miss Petal and Bloom
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4/4 Bonus: Merremade workshops to create your own paper flowers
If you’re feeling crafty and want to add a personal touch to your gift, have a go at crafting your own floral art piece. Merremade, a floral design studio based in both Singapore and South Korea, offers online courses as well as hands-on workshops that outline the art of creating beautiful paper blooms. The courses cover the tools, techniques, and skills that you’ll need to construct your very own crepe paper flowers, and are available to both beginners and seasoned crafters.
Find out more at Merremade