What materials do you use?
My main materials include 180g Cartotecnica Rossi Italian crepe paper, floral wire, floral tape, and my weapon of choice is a hot glue gun. I also use soft pastels, watercolours, or acrylic paints to add colour details.
How should I care for the paper flowers and how long do they last?
The great thing about paper blooms is that they can last for years even with minimum care! To ensure their colours and shape last, please keep them away from direct sunlight and moisture. Any dust can be gently brushed off.
Do note that it is natural for some crepe paper colours to fade over time even with UV protective coating (especially the green shades), however the colours should not fade completely and it should produce a nice vintage/ antique feel to the flowers.
Do you offer customisations or bulk orders?
Yes, simple customisations for colours and blooms are possible for certain flowers. However, bulk orders are tricky as I am a one-girl team. These blooms are also very time-consuming and MP&B reserves the right to turn down orders beyond my capabilities.
Why are your paper blooms more expensive than real flowers?
Please consider that each paper bloom is made from scratch - every petal is cut, shaped, glued on one by one. You're not just paying for the material cost and the time that went into each flower, but also for the hours of behind-the-scenes work which includes researching, sourcing for the best materials, and experimenting. Not only will you enjoy long-lasting and unique flowers, you're also supporting the local craft scene and the handmade movement. With proper care, the blooms can last for years.
Why are there glue strings or wrinkles on/in my paper flower?
MP&B does her best to ensure that all flowers are made as "perfect" as possible. However, sometimes a glue string or two might be missed during the QC (Quality Control), apologies in advance! These glue strings as an inevitable part of the flower-making process and can be easily pulled away. Due to the nature of the crepe paper, wrinkles might appear sometimes as well, they can be smoothened out with your fingers.
How are the items delivered?
All orders will be delivered to your doorstep by local courier service Pickupp for a fixed delivery fee. Once your order is ready, Eileen will arrange a delivery date and time. Pickupp offers 4 hour delivery windows. Default delivery window is 11am to 3pm.
Why is the packaging so simple?
MP&B believes in helping the environment! Packaging is simple and minimal, using either recycled or recylcable materials. This also helps us reduce costs for customers too!
Are you a wedding stylist?
Unfortunately I am a one-person team and I am unable to offer wedding styling services or backdrops (which usually includes offering a creative vision, decor sourcing, coordinating day-of installations and tear-downs, etc.). I focus on making pretty paper items that complement your vision, and items that will last even after the wedding.