Tuesday, April 20, 2021
I adore flowers of all kinds, but it’s the flowering branches that always make my heart sing. I’m all about cherry blossom branches with their dainty pink blooms. I’m seriously wishing that I had a yard full of cherry trees.
Cherry blossoms are a bit hard to find here in North Eastern Nevada unless you have your own cherry trees, and then again you can hope that an early or late spring frost, which ever comes first, doesn’t take them.
So, I think it’s perfectly acceptable behavior to pretend that you have real cherry blossom branches hanging out in your kitchen even though you DIYed them.
I’m not sure which should come first my DIY faux cherry blossom branches or the weekend when I “baby sat” some chickens – hence the eggs and egg sign ( That will be another posting).
Another view of those cherry blossom branches in a vignette.
I’m not sure if any of these things go together, but the colors are good.;)
Consider The Container
I’m always on the lookout for interesting containers for flowering branches and cut flowers. I love this bucket for its size and shape. This bucket is perfect for flowering branches to naturally splay out. It’s wonderfully rusting appearance does add character and interest. Don’t you think?
If you look closely you can see that my cherry blossom branches are made from tissue paper and are glued to real willow tree branches.
Well, just so that you are aware…This DIY – creating cherry blossom branches is not my own. This is a borrowed idea from one the best DIY ladies in the blogging world. That is my opinion. She is Leslie at My 100 Year Old Home If you love crafting… She is your gal. Hop over and check out her beautiful home and great crafting ideas.
So Here is The DIY of some cherry blossom branches:
What you will need:
Pink Tissue Paper
Hot glue gun and glue
Time and patience;)
How To Make Cherry Blossoms:
- Lay out the tissue paper and leave it stacked together. Cut the tissue paper into 2 1/2 inch strips.
- Cut strips into “squares” at 2″ x 2.5″ pieces. You do not have to be exact.
- Cut the tissue paper into a “flower” shape with petals. I cut them randomly and not all matched. Just cut them out very loosely.
4. You will make two different size blossoms. One blossom (the bud) will be made from one piece of the cut tissue. The other blossom will be made from two pieces. When you use two pieces, lay them on top of each other and offset the petals. (See photo below.)
5. Fold the flower shape in half. Then fold it into quarters. Then twist the folded corner.
6. Using the hot glue gun, glue the flower bud/blossom along the branch
7. Scatter the bud/blossoms randomly up the branch to the tip.
8. Put your branches into your favorite container and enjoy a little dose of spring.
As I stepped back and admired my handiwork I kind of like them. I now have pretty pink blossoms that will stay in bloom for as long as I would like them! So, what you think.? I hope I have inspired you to do a little DIY.
Folks, the only cost that I have into this project was the cost of the tissue paper. The branches were free from my yard.
Once again, sharing my wild west stylin’ for my wild west livin.’