DiddleBug

Paper Flowers for Weddings and All Occasions

Michigan, United States · 1283 Sales

DiddleBug

Paper Flowers for Weddings and All Occasions

Michigan, United States 1283 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
(438)

Announcement   Welcome to Diddlebug! Thanks for visiting!

Diddlebug is your place to get paper flowers for weddings or any occasion. I use book pages, sheet music, colored paper, maps, any thing that is papery.

Please understand that most of the flowers in my shop are made to order so they can take some time to make depending on how many you order and how many orders I currently have in line to be made. If you need your flowers by a certain date that is coming up soon, be sure that I know about that deadline so that I can try to rush your order. I am typically at about 5-6 weeks to get your order shipped out depending on how busy I am at the moment.

I am not able to begin work on your order until you pay for it. So please keep that in mind, especially if your order is being rushed.

If you are not in the US and are interested in getting something from my shop, send me a message with what you are interested in and where you are located and I will find out about shipping for you.

Announcement

Welcome to Diddlebug! Thanks for visiting!

Diddlebug is your place to get paper flowers for weddings or any occasion. I use book pages, sheet music, colored paper, maps, any thing that is papery.

Please understand that most of the flowers in my shop are made to order so they can take some time to make depending on how many you order and how many orders I currently have in line to be made. If you need your flowers by a certain date that is coming up soon, be sure that I know about that deadline so that I can try to rush your order. I am typically at about 5-6 weeks to get your order shipped out depending on how busy I am at the moment.

I am not able to begin work on your order until you pay for it. So please keep that in mind, especially if your order is being rushed.

If you are not in the US and are interested in getting something from my shop, send me a message with what you are interested in and where you are located and I will find out about shipping for you.

Charlene Rucker

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Charlene Rucker

Half Dozen Book Page Roses
US$36.00
Book Page Rose Pin Corsage
US$9.00
Book Page Single Calla Lily Paper Flower
US$6.00
Paper Parchment Rose with Hand Written Message
US$10.00
50 Wedding Paper Petal Toss Cones Book Page
US$30.00
Book Page Paper Daisy Wedding Boutonniere
US$8.00
Book Page Paper Rose Pen
US$9.00
Three Book Page Roses
US$18.00
Book page life sized rose
US$6.00
Book Page Steampunk Bridal Bouquet
US$108.00
Book Page Calla Lily Boutonniere Buttonhole
US$7.00
Paper Book Page Rose Blossoms without Stems
US$25.00
Two Dozen Book Page Roses
US$144.00
Half Dozen (6) Comic Book Paper Roses
US$36.00
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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(438)
burleigh3

burleigh3 on Jul 23, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Absolutely beautiful! And from one of my favorite books and super fast shipping! Thanks so much!

ANGELEAH LYNCH

ANGELEAH LYNCH on Jul 20, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

I placed my order after having many questions answered. Within one day, I was surprised to receive my entire wedding order. Everything was perfectly made and packed well for shipping. I can't say enough about Diddlebug's quality and excellent customer service!

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About

I'm an artist who found that books destined for the garbage can be recycled into something wonderful!

When not playing with my kids, I do a lot of theater things. While directing Wizard of Oz, I was given some roses in a bouquet. I was looking at the flowers and thought that I could make them out of paper. I had a lot of old books that were going to be recycled from the library from a previous show (Music Man and the library set, I had cut the spines off of books that were going to be thrown away but couldn't bring myself to throw away the pages even though that was their original destination.) So, I started making flowers out of the book pages to use them up and they looked sort of pretty. And being a book lover who is married to a librarian, it suits me quite well.

I am having so much fun working on people's weddings to create bouquets and flowers they can keep for a long time or on other projects that use my flowers. I love the community feeling on Etsy that makes it feel like you are working on a project with a friend.

My shop is named Diddlebug after my daughter who is currently 4 years old. She used to make a little sound like "diddle diddle" when she was mad as a baby and it would always make us laugh. Now Etsy is allowing me to pay for her dance lessons and her brother's piano lessons which is really fun.

Thanks for checking out my shop!

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  • Charlene Rucker

    Owner, Maker, Designer

Shop policies

Last updated on July 20, 2016
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Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
I accept paypal and credit cards via Etsy. Payment must be made within 3 days of purchase.
Shipping
I ship using USPS and will include tracking information on everything shipped domestically. For international orders, I will work with you to find the best shipping method. Once I ship your item, I am not responsible for what happens to it with the post office or in the mail. I do not guarantee any specific delivery dates.

Your shipping costs include the cost of a box and shipping materials. If the actual shipping charges are well below what you are charged (depending on your location or if I am able to use a smaller size box or something), I will refund you the difference.

If you would like special shipping additions like insurance or expediting, let me know and I will notify you of the additional fees. I usually use priority mail (2-3 day service) with USPS.

At this point, I do not have many other countries listed for shipping on many items. If you are not in the US, but are interested in something, send me a convo and I will check with the post office to get a quote to ship it to you. Tracking and shipping is sometimes unreliable when outside of the US. I do my very best, but can't be held responsible for hold ups in customs or if things do not make it in time. Please allow plenty of time for shipping for international.
Refunds and Exchanges
I want you to be happy with my products. Please discuss with me if there are any problems and I will try to get them resolved.
Additional policies and FAQs
Here is a partial list of the books that I currently have. Not all books have enough pages left for a lot of flowers. This list may not be always completely up to date. Please contact me before ordering if you have a very specific book in mind. If you have a specific title in mind, I am often able to find it for you. Also contact me for information about the coloration of the pages in these books. They range in color from bright white pages to very yellow and it doesn't always correspond to the age of the book. Also, some books have pages that are more brittle than others. Modern means that it is an almost brand new book.

Fiction

American Gods by Neil Gaiman
Animal Farm by George Orwell
Anna Karenina by Tolstoy
Beautiful Joe
Billy Budd
Breakfast at Tiffany's
Bridget Jones's Diary
The Book Thief
Call of Cthulhu
Chapterhouse: Dune 1987
The Complete Kama Sutra
Complete short stories of Mark Twain
The Count of Monte Cristo
Daisy Miller by Henry James
Dune by Frank Herbert
Eclipse by Meyer
Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card
The Fault in Our Stars - John Green
Fellowship of the Ring 1994
Game of Thrones
The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest
Girl with a Pearl Earring
The Golden Compass
Gone with the Wind
The Great Gatsby
A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray
The Handmaid's Tale (Large Print Edition)
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets 1999
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Harry Potter and the Half blood Prince
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Huckleberry Finn
Hunger Games
Island of the Blue Dolphin 1976
Jane Eyre by Bronte
Julie of the Wolves
Lolita
Lord of the Rings
Madame Bovary by Flaubert
Making Faces by Amy Harmon
Memoirs of a Geisha
Misery by Stephen King
Nancy Drew 1953
National Velvet
Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman
The Night Circus
Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picot
The Notebook
Oryx and Crake (Large Print Edition)
Outlander by Gabaldon
The Pelican Brief by Grisham
Pillars of the Earth
Pride and Prejudice
The Princess Bride
The Queen of the Damned by Ann Rice
Ready Player One
The Red Tent
Return of the King (Large Print Edition)
Rivals of Sherlock Holmes (stories with drawings from people who competed with Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, several from the Strand Magazine.)
Safe Haven by Nicholas Sparks
The Scarlet Letter
Sense and Sensibility
A Separate Peace
Sherlock Holmes stories
This Side of Paradise by Fiztgerald
Swiss Family Robinson 1976
A Tale of Two Cities
The Three Musketeers
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn 1943
The Two Towers (Large Print edition)
The Vampire Lestat
Water for Elephants
Witches of Eastwick - John Updike
Wuthering Heights

Textbooks
Adventures in Modern Literature (1939)
Main Line of American Literature (1954)
Algebra

Children's
Alice in Wonderland
Book of Grims Fairy Tales
Book of Hans Christian Anderson Fairy Tales
Book of Victorian Fairy Tales
Charlotte's Web 1980
Curious George
The Lorax
Peter Pan
Raggedy Andy
Series of Unfortunate Events #4
Stuart Little 1973
Where the Wild Things Are
Winnie the Pooh classic
Wizard of Oz


Comics (not all comics have enough pages left for many flowers. This collection is always changing so please ask if you would like specific comics)
Hercules
LEGION
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Avengers West Coast
Captain America
Robin
Alpha Fight
Gargoyle
X Men
Jughead
Archie
Dr. Strange
Fantastic Four
Cloak and Dagger
Cage
Bloodshot
Secret Weapons
New Teen Titans
Magnus
Turok
Thor
Spiderman
Deathmate
Captain Marvel
Superman
Daredevil


Mysteries
U is for Undertow and other Sue Grafton books

Poetry
Best Poems of 1997
Shakespeare's Sonnets
Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein
A Light in the Attic by Shel Silverstein

Nonfiction
A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking (would be great for a Dr. Who wedding) :)
Botany college textbook 1949
Classic Gray's Anatomy
Guide to the Wines and Vineyards of France
History of Art - Janson (1966)
Life by Keith Richards
Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
The New Complete Joy of Home Brewing
Robert's Rules of Order
Second Year of Algebra
Special Guest Cookbook
Under The Tuscan Sun
What to Expect When you are Expecting
Women's Day Encyclopedia of Cookery Vol 2 (1967)
World Book Encyclopedia A (1967)

Bioigraphies
Lilian Gish (memoir)
Lee
Seabiscuit (is it a biography when it is about a horse?)
Winston Churchill

History
The American Revolution 1958 children's history book
The Rising Sun in the Pacific 1948 (WWII history book)
The Washing of the Spears 1965

The Canadians


Dictionaries
Revised Standard Version Bible
Spanish Bible

Music
Hymnal pages
Christmas carols (from hymnals)
Secular Christmas songs
Various classical music (bright white to very yellowy. Ask if you have a specific composer in mind, I might have it. )

Non English
Russian poetry
Russian books

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Last updated on May 8, 2016
Frequently asked questions

How long will my order take to make?

I make your flowers based on the order in which they were purchased and when you are needing them. I am often able to rush an order for you depending on the size of the order and how busy I am at any given time. I work very hard to get your order to you in time for your event, so be sure to let me know any timeframes you are working with so I can plan. My typical queue is about 5-6 weeks but be sure to talk to me if you need your flowers earlier.

Once my order is made, how long does it take to ship to me?

Within the US, I use priority USPS which typically takes 2-3 days for most locations. With international orders, I also use the post office and timing varies greatly depending on where you are. Most European destinations seem to take about 7-10 days.

Will my flowers stay fresh?

I have now had paper flowers that I have made 3-4 years ago and they still look exactly the same as the day I made them. Depending on what materials your flowers are made from, they may break down. Many book pages are very acidic and get crumbly over time. I try not to use book pages that are crumbling when I make my flowers.

How do I care for my paper flowers?

Paper and water do not mix well, so don't get your flowers wet. Keep your flowers out of direct sunlight, it seems to affect both the colored paper and the book pages. If your flowers get dusty, the best way to clean them is to use a can of air, often used to clean electronics.