Andrea Harrison (Photo by Jerome Osborne) Andrea Harrison is a creative entrepreneur who made a major life change after being laid off from a 15-year career in Macy’s corporate office in 2009. The Stonecrest, Georgia resident found her passion for creating paper flowers in 2017 and launched Couture Creations Paper Flowers shortly thereafter. Couture Creations Paper Flowers creates one of a kind paper flowers as gifts and decor for special events and corporate functions. Harrison has done projects for Phipps Plaza Mall, Lenox Mall, South Park Mall in North Carolina, the Porsche Headquarters, Kulture City Gala in Birmingham and many more. We spoke with the paper florist about her unique business. How did you determine your career path ? My introduction to creating paper flowers was by accident. A couple of years ago, I wanted a photo back-drop for my birthday party and stumbled upon several paper flower walls that I just loved on Pinterest. I found my glue gun, bought some paper, a flower template, and started tracing and cutting away. The wall went up, it was a hit and a new business was born. What inspires you to create something special every day? I often receive photos of flower bouquets or walls that a client would like created that I use as inspiration. It is extremely satisfying using that photo as a guide and transforming little strips of paper into beautiful finished paper flower art. I love seeing how the completed piece looks and how close it is to the inspiration photo. I also get a kick out of the disbelief that people have when they realize that the flowers are actually made from paper. What industries connect to your business interests? Everyone loves flowers. Whether it’s for an event, home decor, or a gift for a […]