Cherry blossoms are my favorite. And whenever I can’t find the real thing, I always ask myself “Can I make it?”. I hope you like These cherry blossom branches because I made them and I am sharing my DIY here too!
I love cherry blossoms. But in Southern California, I have hard a hard time finding them. So I decided to make my own.
I think my DIY cherry blossoms look quite real. And the best part is that these cherry blossoms will last forever.
If you look closely you can see the cherry blossom branches are made from tissue paper and are glued to real apple branches. (In fact, you can also see are a few glue string threads, but you can ignore those.)
How to Make Cherry Blossom Branches DIY
The most important thing you need to know about making these cherry blossoms is that these are perhaps the easiest DIY I will post this entire year. There is no pattern and all you need is tissue paper and branches. There are two steps to this DIY. Cut the blossoms out of tissue paper and glue them to the branches. That’s pretty much it.
What You Will Need
- Branches (We used apple branches cut from a tree but all tall brach with small buds works great.)
- Tissue paper – I ordered this paper from Amazon. I like this color as it is more of blush pink. One package will make enough cherry blossoms to make about ten branches like this.
- Hot glue gun
How to Make the Cherry Blossom Branches.
- Lay six sheets on top of one another and cut them into two-inch strips.
- Cut strips into roughly 2″ x 2.5″ pieces. You do not have to be exact. The more random the better.
- Cut the tissue paper into “flowers” with five petals. These should not all match. 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 so that they are offset. (See photo below.)
5. Fold the petal in half. Fold in half again. Twist the folded corner as seen in the photo below.
6. Your flowers should look like this. Once again, they don’t need to look the same. They look more real if they are different.
7. With a hot glue gun, attach the bottom of each flower along the side of the branch.
8. Scatter them along the outer ends of the braches as seen below.
Check out this video I made to better show how to make the cherry blossoms.
I don’t know about you but I think these look fantastic. I am so excited about them I am going to make some for our Waco home too.
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