Hi! I'm Donna Tran-Corona, owner and artist behind Paper Ave that is currently based out in Huntington Beach, CA! Always having a passion in the paper and gift wrapping world, Paper Ave was started as an Instagram account to share my gift wrapping ideas. The small business officially launched in October 2015, focusing on gift wrap embellishments that were meant to be used as keepsakes for all the hard work and time put into wrapping a gift as well as a limited number of crepe paper flowers.
I strongly believe in the art of evolving as an individual, artist and fellow boss lady. As Paper Ave began to expand and evolve, the business began to focus more on crepe paper flowers where every petal is individually cut, sculpted and glued to form these blooms. A labor a love! Having a not-so-green thumb myself, these paper flowers are a great way to savor the whimsical takes on mother nature.
The inspiration behind these paper flowers come from all sorts of avenues within my life. From my supportive family, friends, Tuesdays Together groups and social media friends, through my tasteful palette in food, sights of mother nature, art & architecture, memories created through travel adventures and my design background as a kitchen and bath designer.
Now almost 2 years into the business, many of the blooms created through Paper Ave are for numerous weddings and events as well as hosting a variety of workshops and private events throughout Southern California. Workshops are extremely meaningful to me as it allows me the opportunity to gather a community together to learn something new. I've enjoyed packaging each kit for every workshop and making so many new friends along the way!
One of Paper Ave's most popular peony garland was also featured on Martha Stewart this summer!
Cheers to keeping the world of handmade art alive! If there is anything I can help with, please feel free to reach out!