Chesterton, Indiana artist Tyna Bianco-Jessen started Paper Dandelions about 2 years ago. She upcycles other peoples’ “weeds” — everything from from newspapers and junk mail to banana peels, coffee grinds, grass, spinach — and fashions them into beautiful wedding invitations, envelopes and other custom paper products.

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Her concern for the environment doesn’t end at recycling; she also infuses some of the paper products with native plant seeds so they become plantable and help to further beautify the earth.

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