One of my favorite things about Instagram is how easy it is to find, follow and support small (or huge) communities of makers online. I’ve been working on a few posts that highlight specific materials, techniques and styles on Instagram, and today I’m starting with one of my favorite crafts:
It’s safe to say that any type of flower (fresh, paper, clay, etc.) is my favorite decorating tool, and I love the way that paper flower design has really taken off in the last few years. From wildly detailed and intricate petals that are nearly impossible to distinguish from the real thing to larger-than-life paper plants and arrangements that feel like something from a beautiful dream, designers across the globe are creating stunning flowers from paper that provide endless inspiration. Whether you’re looking for a little visual pick-me-up or want to source some paper flowers you can use at home (no water required, and they’ll never die!), these 26 Instagram feeds are a must-follow if you love the art of paper flowers.
* Update: Thank you for all of the amazing recommendations! I’ve expanded this list from 12 to 26!
Tiffanie Turner: Tiffanie Turner's Instagram feed () blows my mind, plain and simple. Her intricate paper flowers capture every minuscule detail of real flowers, from tiny speckled stripes to faded and slowly expiring petals. Her account is a must-follow.
Kate Alarcon: Kate runs the Instagram feed and she creates the most stunningly detailed flowers with brooding backdrops. I cannot put into words how much I love her paper brassica orchids and foxgloves.
: Susan runs the beautiful feed on Instagram. She was one of the first paper flower artists I started following on a daily basis and I can't get enough of her detailed designs. These ranunculus inspired the
DIY project she shared with us last year
Livia Cetti: Livia (of feed) was my original paper flower crush. She has been making truly spectacular one-of-a-kind paper flowers, arrangements and plants for years. If you've ever been to John Derian's NYC store, all of those amazing paper plants are hers. I saved up for her paper geranium plant and people still think it's real. Her work is absolutely breathtaking.
Grace D Chin: Grace's Instagram feed is and she is the queen of paper flower wreaths with motivational or meaningful sayings. I've had her "Smash the Patriarchy" wreath next to our upstairs sink for months and it always makes me happy.
Thuss & Farrell: Rebecca Thuss and Patrick Farrell () create wildly colorful and detailed paper flowers that feel like something out of a fairytale. I love the way they weave in metallics, stripes and hot pink. To me, they feel like the perfect marriage of Martha Stewart and Dr. Seuss - sophisticated, but still fun.
Jennifer Tran: Jennifer Tran runs the feed on Instagram and I love the way she mixes metallics into her paper flower designs. Those little copper leaves are the perfect complement to her soft white flowers.
Lia Griffith: Lia's Instagram feed is and she makes a wide range of decorative paper designs, from wreaths and arrangements to animals and names. But I love these soft, papery poppies she makes the most.
Raya Sader Bujana: Raya's Instagram feed is and while it's not entirely paper flowers (she does a lot of paper plants and leaves), it's one of my favorite paper-craft-based feeds on Instagram. Check out her paper food and latte designs, too.
Clare Margary: Clare runs the Instagram feed and she works with color and metallics in such a nice way.
Benja: Benja runs the feed on Instagram and creates fun, larger-than-life sculptural paper flower installations for events and special installations.
Lucia Balcazar: Lucia's beautiful Instagram feed () is full of delicate paper flowers with earthy colors and rich detailing made from finely cut paper. I love that she's not afraid to add some super bright colors into her designs.
Kelsey Elam: Instagram feed is full of colorful flowers and intricate stems. I love her paper leaves, too.
Lynn: has a gorgeous collection of elegant paper flowers on her feed. Thanks to everyone on Instagram for tipping me off to her work!
Tina Libby: feed is full of the highly detailed hand-painted flowers that I love. I'm so happy to have found her through Instagram comments- her feed is beautiful.
Rachael Baldwin: is a beautiful paper flower feed full of colorful arrangements and delicate individual blooms.
Tiffany Holloway: I love all of the rich colors in - her flowers are rich and full of texture.
Meredith and Cherie Eastburn: The account is full of beautiful paper flowers as well as paper succulents and plants- I love their arrangements with extra details like flower buds, leaves and plant leaves.
Margie Keates: 's paper flower arrangements knocked me off my feet! I just discovered her today and am so happy to have her on my daily follow list- what beautiful flowers.
Sarah Kim: is less about crepe paper styles and more about beautiful sculptural flowers that have great form and a solid structure- making them perfect for a long lasting paper bouquet.
Woodlucker: We love the team here at DS. They make a wide range of paper and wood botanicals, animals and insects.
Agnes Soo: The feed is as peony-obsessed as I am. I love seeing so many huge beautiful flowers!
: If you love whimsical floral creations that often take the form of wearable art, you'll love Eloise's paper-focused feed.
: I am so thrilled someone suggested Marianne's feed because I am blown away. Blown. Away. Her stunningly layered work is a must see.
Rie Elise Larse: are so sweet and quirky and delicate. I can't wait to discover more of her work.
: Zoe's amazing over the top paper flower chandeliers are incredible!