Handmade Paper Pretties for your Best Occassion!

4647 Sales


Handmade Paper Pretties for your Best Occassion!

4647 Sales On Etsy since 2011

4.5 out of 5 stars

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Average item review
4.5 out of 5 stars

tlee379 on Oct 15, 2016

2 out of 5 stars

The pinwheels didn't match the description. I tried contacting the shop about it and got no response. I was planning to use them for my wedding,but the colors used did not coordinate. It was a shame as the quality was very good.

Missy Tompkins

Missy Tompkins on Oct 10, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Perfect for our photos! Thank you so much!

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"Do you think we could do this and sustain a living?" "YES!"

If you have the is how this shop came to be:

I was so convinced that I needed to share my love for paper crafting with the world that I signed up to be a teacher at JoAnnes(the craft shop). I think I only had three students total, but that did not make me stop going. The students that I did get to teach were so pumped up after the class, it got me even more thrilled about paper crafting . I held craft classes at my home. When I visited my mom out of state, I asked her to invite a few ladies over to craft. I would spend hours at night, too excited to sleep, dreaming up ideas and concepts I could teach. I remember my husband, who has always been supportive and on board with my sometimes 'wild' ideas asked me one night, "Do you think we could do this and sustain a living?" and without hesitation I quipped, "YES!"

We were not making any money at all from my crafting classes, the money that came in went right back to purchasing materials for the next gig. Having an etsy shop was on my bucket list of things to do, so one day I just did it! I had $10.00 in my pay pal account and I decided to make that grow without dipping into my family's budget. And it began to grow...and grow. It grew into something that could sustain a living.

I now work from home running our 3 etsy shops: Meadow Tea, Sideshows and Paper Polaroid. We have been amazed to see the response our pinwheels and garlands have gotten. We've been featured in Shape, Good Housekeeping, Brides, Cosmo Australia. We have had celebrities purchase our party decor, been in the shop front window of Ralph Lauren NYC store. Companies like MAC cosmetics and Coldwater Creek have purchased our items to be used in photo shoots. We've even been in a commercial (well our pinwheels have).

One of the full circle moments for me came when I got a message that a few of my heart garland photos were to be purchased to be used as craft ideas in shops around the country like JoAnne's and Michaels. We have sold items to every state in the country and many countries around the world. I am convinced that God answers prayers and honors dreams. My number one dream has always been to be a stay at home mom and my husband made that happen at the birth of our first child. I have never had to leave my children to pursue my other dreams. God has blessed us to be able to do what we love and do that from home. We are grateful and would tell anyone who is interested in a craft business to be original, be prepared to work hard, and to follow your passion!

Shop members

  • Candace


    Hello there, I am the ringleader behind this show..I love creating and I am constantly and ever amazed that I get to wake up and create for a living.SO thankful!

  • Our lil peeps

    The Side Kicks

    I do it all for them and in return I get to be the Mom of two AMAZING boys that will grow in to men way too fast..I just know it!

Shop policies

Last updated on April 14, 2011
I find a joy in creating that is different from anything else!

Please know that with love and care these items are made with you in mind.
I hope to bring smiles and I wish you joy and happiness whatever the occasion may be!

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PayPal. I only accepts payments through PayPal. With a valid credit or debit card, you can use PayPal even if you do not have a PayPal account.

Please make payment at time of purchase. If there is no communication or payment within 48 hours, the item will be re-listed and the sale canceled.
I ship items within 10 days of purchase, usually much sooner. I use necessary stuffing and trimming to make sure your package arrives safely.

Let me know if this is a RUSH order and I will try my best to get your purchase to you as fast as I can.

International orders...convo me & I will get a shipping quote for you!
Refunds and Exchanges
I try my best to package your items to protect from squishing! I've had no squishy hearts nor pinwheels reported thus far BUT if you ever receive a squished item....let me know and a complimentary replacement will be mailed to you asap!

If you are not happy with your item for whatever reason, please send it back within 7 days and I will refund your purchase immediately. Returned items must be in original condition and original packaging for full refund. I am not responsible for lost or damaged items while in the mail.
Additional policies and FAQs
Let me know if I can create a custom Paper Polaroid garland or a set of pinwheels for you to use in your decor or to celebrate a special occasion.