Paper Arboretum

Los Angeles, California · 435 Sales


Paper Arboretum

Los Angeles, California 435 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars

Announcement   Help Monarch Butterflies to flitter and flutter! When you purchase a Monarch Butterfly Pinwheel, $1.00 has been contributed to the Save Our Monarchs Foundation... and you will receive free Milkweed seeds to help Monarch Butterflies flourish!


Last updated on Jan 30, 2016

Help Monarch Butterflies to flitter and flutter! When you purchase a Monarch Butterfly Pinwheel, $1.00 has been contributed to the Save Our Monarchs Foundation... and you will receive free Milkweed seeds to help Monarch Butterflies flourish!

Jerolyn Crute

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Average item review
5 out of 5 stars

b898198w on Jun 16, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

I put it next to a poster by W. Eugene Smith called Walk to Paradise Garden that reminds me of my brother and I when we were little. To me, the poster shows him taking me home. He took his life when he was 23. I chose the sunflower as his flower and I'm glad that a donation could be made from the purchase of the sunflower pinwheel.

Ashley Ballard

Ashley Ballard on Jun 7, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Once again, the perfect addition to my sons final resting place. I am so happy I found your shop, and I will continue to order from you as long as I can. 💙

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Paper? Yes it is paper.

Flowers accompany your everyday life like a musical score accompanies a movie. Paper Arboretum floral sculptures sit at dinner tables. They grace museums and restaurants. They celebrate mothers and fathers. They walk a bride down the aisle. Paper Arboretum pinwheels surprise people on their birthdays, Valentine's Day and Christmas. They bring cheer on a desktop. They brighten up hospital rooms and help families honor the memory of loved ones. They embellish gardens. They create fun and laughter for people of all ages.

I find images or take photos on walks in my neighborhood or other places I have traveled. I import the images into my computer, apply my artistic flair and turn real leaves and flower petals into surreal images in various custom shapes and sizes that populate my art. Images are then inkjet printed, cut and hand assembled into floral arrangements, wallflowers, and pinwheels.

I feel lucky that my art brings a little bit of joy to precious moments. As you look through the Paper Arboretum store, I hope you find pieces that resonate with you or are suited for just the right person in your life.

Shop members

  • Jerolyn Crute Sackman

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Graphic Designer

    It brings me pleasure to make something that makes people smile and adds a bit of joy to life. Everyone becomes a happy little kid when they blow a pinwheel!

Production partners

  • Colornet Press

    Van Nuys, CA

    They print on the synthetic paper that make my pinwheels waterproof. They take pride in their craftsmanship and customer service. Colornet Press submitted Paper Arboretum Pinwheels to The Premier Print Awards where it won a merit award in 2015.

  • DSJ Printing

    Santa Monica, CA

    This printer does short and long run print jobs. They are able to print on the specialty paper for pinwheels that I supply. They are conscientious about the work they do and have great customer service.

  • H.A Stiles Company

    ME, United States

    I chose H.A Stiles Company because they care about the quality of their work. They produce the dowels for my pinwheels and make it according to my specifications. H.A Stiles Company provides great service and quality products.

Shop policies

Last updated on November 8, 2017
Welcome to Paper Arboretum!

Paper Arboretum puts a literal spin on garden decor! I create uniquely designed, hand-assembled waterproof pinwheels inspired by nature in vivid, eye-popping color! A simple gust of wind propels butterflies into flight, flowers into bloom, and birds go soaring as pinwheels go whirling.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
  • Items on sale
All sales are final except in the case of damage from shipping.

• Wreaths can be replaced upon confirmation of damage or the customer can be refunded.
• Pinwheels will be replaced upon confirmation of damage or customer can be refunded.
• Floral arrangements can be returned for repairs if damage is minimal. Due to the uniqueness of the items severely damaged floral arrangements cannot be replaced. Customer will be refunded for severely damaged items.
We accept payment by credit card, debit card, Etsy Gift Card, and PayPal. Orders can be cancelled up until shipping. Once they are shipped, orders cannot be cancelled.
One of a kind items are shipped within 1 one week by USPS by weight.

Shipping times for pinwheels are based on available inventory. In stock pinwheels ship within 3 to 5 days. Shipping for out of stock or for quantities that exceed inventory will be supplied in 1 to 4 weeks.
Additional policies and FAQs

Are pinwheels waterproof?

The pinwheels are definitely waterproof as the art is printed on polyester paper.

How do I get milkweed seeds for Monarch Butterflies?

You help Monarch Butterflies to flitter and flourish when you purchase a Monarch Butterfly Pinwheel and receive free Milkweed seeds with your order.