Tattered Petals

Baltimore, Maryland · 67 Sales


Tattered Petals

Baltimore, Maryland 67 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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Announcement   ♥ Love is everlasting. Your flowers should be, too. ♥


♥ Love is everlasting. Your flowers should be, too. ♥

Tattered Petals

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jill delzer

jill delzer on Jun 14, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

My veil was made custom exactly to what I wanted for my wedding and in my wedding colors. We communicated as she was making it (with pics too!) and made changes as needed. It was delivered very quickly. It looks perfect! EXACTLY what I wanted. I highly recommend buying from this vender! can't wait to wear it!!!

Florence Tenney

Florence Tenney on Jun 13, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

The bouquet was absolutely beautiful and my granddaughter loved it. Seller communicated very well to be sure every detail was covered and perfect. Delivery was timely and shipping was carefully prepared.

Marisa Palucis

Marisa Palucis on Jun 4, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

Debbie was great to work with and the kissing ball she made for my one-year old flower girl is beautiful. The colors are exactly right and so is the size (it needed to be pretty small). It will match our rustic, garden-themed wedding perfectly!

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How this Bride's Nightmare Bloomed into Tattered Petals

It was an artistic accident that led me to this business of making artful flowers out of fabric. Read on if you dare...

For my own wedding, I sought out a dress designer on Etsy to make the bridesmaid dresses of my dreams. I sent her pictures of my ideas, we collaborated and corresponded back and forth until finally the final products arrived. When my matron of honor sent me a picture of her wearing her new dress, my heart instantly sunk in horror and utter embarrassment. The dress looked nothing like it did in the pictures the designer sent me! In the infamous words of this bridesmaid's husband, "it looked like a used tampon." 'Nuff said.

I could only imagine how horrible the other bridesmaids' dresses were going to turn out, so I demanded that they each mail me back their dresses without even opening the boxes first (to spare me any further embarrassment of my clearly misguided artistic vision), and I would buy them all brand new "traditional" dresses with only months to spare until the wedding date. (As a side note, the "traditional" dresses didn't turn out so great either, but at least my bridesmaids had something appropriate to wear on my big day.)

Feeling disappointed and jilted out of the $600 I would never get back from this designer, I had nothing to do but make the best of it. I saw that this designer was selling a single fabric flower pin for $40. $40?! This flower looked like an arts and crafts project gone wrong, and I knew I could do much better. So I cut up all the original bridesmaids' dresses (made from gorgeous vintage, hand-dyed fabrics - at least that part was nice) and started making my own fabric flowers to sell on Etsy. At the time, I had no idea this would turn into an actual business that could potentially sustain me.

I taught myself everything I know about making flowers, and as they began to sell, I realized I just may have a talent for this business! And so, what was once trash(y bridesmaids dresses), was finally turned into treasure.

Tattered Petals was beginning to bloom, but then I contracted Lyme disease and my life changed dramatically. I lost my steady day job because I was too sick to work the regular hours they demanded. But making flowers was something I could do in the comfort of my own home and on my own time, and was one of the few things that brought me pleasure over the pain from Lyme.

So here I am now, still healing from Lyme disease, and making more flowers than ever. Watching my business grow and working with such wonderful brides and other clients has undoubtedly been a benefit to my health. Without you, the potential client who is reading this for the first time, or the bride who came back to read my profile, I wouldn't be on this healthy road to recovery and loving my new job as a flower artist. YOU are my inspiration, my muses, and all I have left to say is, "thank you" to the RegrEtsy designer who tainted my dream of the perfect bridesmaid dress. Had things not gone so wrong before, they wouldn't be so right today.

Love is everlasting. Your flowers should be, too.

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Last updated on May 30, 2013
Thank you for choosing Tattered Petals! I love my clients and will go out of my way to ensure your happiness and satisfaction. Unlike other fabric flower artists, I make most everything from scratch. For example, I do not use foam balls as forms, or other store-bought bouquet forms. I love what I do and I love working to make you happy!

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
A non-refundable 50% deposit is required for custom orders. I accept payments through PayPal and credit card purchases through Etsy.
Standard USPS priority shipping. Turn around time depends on the order and date you need the items by. If you need the items by a certain date, please let me know. A rush charge may apply (see "Additional Information").
Refunds and Exchanges
For custom orders, I will send photos to and communicate with you throughout my progress to ensure your satisfaction. For this reason, items are non-refundable. Read "Additional Information" regarding what to do if you change your mind mid-way through the process.
Additional policies and FAQs
My products are handmade and usually tattered, frayed, and roughly cut. Please handle all products with care, as they may fray due to the nature of the fabrics. Hence the name, "Tattered Petals." :)

Regarding custom orders, I can customize any of my items shown to either mix or match different flower styles, colors, or fabrics, but will not replicate another artist's product. If you are requesting a custom item, it is best if you can reference a specific item of mine and specify exactly which flowers or colors you want changed. If you do not have a clear vision of what you want, I am happy to help you form that vision.

If at any point you change your mind after I have already created your items, I reserve the right to add an additional cost for the fabrics and time spent making your items based on your previous confirmation of the order and any work that has already been completed. You can cancel your order at any time, but you will be required to pay the fees incurred up to that point, and as mentioned before, the deposit is non-refundable. The deposit is based on an estimate only of the final product; the final price is subject to change as we collaborate.

If your order is large and required within 4-8 weeks or sooner, I reserve the right to charge a 20% rush fee. Please contact me first before placing your order if you are unsure whether or not the rush fee applies to your order.