Photography courtesy of Megan Stoffer.

A Lakewood neighbor can make any room bloom with flower arrangements made out of tissue paper.

When Megan Stoffer and her family moved into their newly rebuilt home in summer 2020, she wanted to add a pop of color to her daughter’s room.

“I’ve always been into design, and I grew up in San Antonio where there’s a lot of bright colors,” she said. “When we built this house, it’s more modern in style, but I wanted to implement color and style from my upbringing.”

Stoffer, a former photography stylist at Fossil, used tissue paper and hot glue to create giant flowers that she accented with tissue paper leaves and vines. After hanging the art piece and posting it on social media, she received requests from neighbors who wanted to buy one for their nurseries, children’s rooms or playrooms.

“It was just an idea that came into my head,” she said. “I just knew I could make it.”

Stoffer sells arrangements of up to 30 flowers. Each flower ranges in size from 8 inches to 2 feet and takes between 15 and 30 minutes to make. The piece is reusable and will remain in good condition as long as it’s not handled excessively.

The art installations are perfect for children’s rooms, but they can also be used as party decorations. In addition, individual flowers are available as handbag attachments, present toppers and Easter basket decorations.

Stoffer charges $350 for a 15-flower arrangement. Delivery and installation costs are included in the price. Message her on Facebook or Instagram to order.

“They’re a fun, happy thing, and I think kids respond to creativity, art and color,” Stoffer said. “I think [bright colors] stimulate the mind and make people happy.”

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