Etsy isn’t just a marketplace- it’s home to abundant imagination. It’s a creative hub for artists, makers, and dreamers, and Tania Lissova’s Etsy shop is absolute proof of that. The DIY queen is a Russian paper artist who creates hand-cut paper plants and other botanical goodies made completely out of paper.
Her works of art have garnered almost 350,000 followers on IG alone, and it’s the breath of fresh air that we’ve so desperately needed this summer. Her sets of miniature green plants are delightful, and startlingly realistic thanks to Tania’s meticulous cutting and color choices.
She also does flowers of different hues, and sells paper flowers to put on your phone case. In the caption on Instagram, she writes “paper flowers on your case. Not forever, but beautiful.” It’s kind of poetic how real life plants are the similar with their temporary wonder.
Knowing how to display these beautiful, delicate creations is a big part of their magic. Here, Lissova proclaims her love for gilded caskets, since they “hold my paper plants like jewels.” She places them according to type – here, we see a melange of a) wild flowers, b) green leafy plants, and c) flowering plants and more.
Nobody even bothers with handwritten letters anymore. But if you had such a gorgeous envelope exploding with flowers, wouldn’t it inspire you to write the most epic love letter ever? The edge is embroidered with a delicate border of flowers reaching out, that looks like an entire garden.
Another specialty of Tania’s is her botanical posters, which are way cooler than any dorm poster we’ve ever seen. You can buy these prints in her Etsy shop, and they’re the perfect blend of elegant class and simplicity, so why would you stop at just one?
Bouquets are also something this botanical artist is super skilled at, and we love her detail when creating her flower bouquets. This one is filled with wild dill, chamomile, poppy, sunflower, columbine, and chrysanthemum. If you’re looking for an original way to express affection for a loved one, this is a pint-sized alternative to real flowers.
Some would describe her series’ as boho art or design, while others think of it as adorable wall art. We describe it as an incredibly one-of-a-kind perspective that would be an unusual but sophisticated addition to a range of households.
Keep in mind, these are not dollar store purchases. Some of them are limited editions, and original hand-cut illustration and pieces of art. They’re even packaged with care – Tania packs her posters, for instance, in a box containing Kraft paper with a cotton twine and additional plant stickers (which you’ll want to immediately cover your fridge, notebooks, and phone cases with).
Some of her plants even have faces, like this cutie pie in the middle getting some shut eye with her drawn-on eyelashes. Plants have a life of their own, just like our species and different animals with their moods and personalities.
Here, we get a rare sneak peek into the process details of @lissova_craft. Completed on a grid, what our eyes keep drawing to is those fabulous pair of scissors. It’s clear not just from her work, but the process of creation, that Tania has a serious appreciation for all things vintage.
Here’s a rare look at the genius’s work station, which she posted on International Women’s Day. This woman lives and breathes plants, and we’re so jealous of this she-shed of a work den. From the vibrant tulips and various plants dotting her desk, to the plant printed cushion and case above her drawing grid – even a book titled The Sun and her Flowers this is a theme that we can seriously get behind.
Anyone who loves plants and nature will want to get their hands on at least one of Tania’s creations. What will you pick? For us, it’s a tough tie between the garden envelopes and the posters.