Cherry Blossoms DIY

Cherry blossoms are my favorite but hard to find in Southern California. So, today I  am sharing my cherry blossoms DIY!

This cherry blossom DIY is so easy to make! If you love blossoming branches as much as I do, you are going to want to keep reading!

cherry blossom
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DIY Cherry Blossoms

I love cherry blossoms. But in Southern California, I have had a hard time finding them. So I decided to make my own. I think my cherry blossoms DIY look quite real.

And the best part is that these cherry blossoms will last forever.

Cherry blossom branches

If you look closely you can see the cherry blossoms are made from tissue paper and are glued to real apple branches. (In fact, you can also see a few glue string threads, but you can ignore those.)

cherry blossom treeDIY

How to Make Cherry Blossom Branches DIY

Difficulty Level: Easy

Approximate cost: $12.00 (assuming you find the branches from a tree)

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 branches with small buds work great.)
  • Tissue paper – Below is a link to the paper I ordered from Amazon. I like this color as it is more blush pink. One package will make enough cherry blossoms to make about ten branches like this.
  • Hot glue gun

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Cherry Blossom Branch DIY

How to Make the Cherry Blossom Branches.

  1. Lay six sheets on top of one another and cut them into two-inch strips.DIY Cherry Blossom
  2. Cut strips into roughly 2″ x 2.5″ pieces. You do not have to be exact. The more random the better.
  3. Cut the tissue paper into “flowers” with five petals. The petals should not all match. Just cut them out very loosely.
tissue paper cherry blossoms

4. You will make two different-sized 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.)

Cherry Blossom DIY

5. Fold the petal in half. Fold in half again. Twist the folded corner as seen in the photo below.

how to make cherry blossoms DIY

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.

Tissue Paper Cherry Blossoms

7. With a hot glue gun, attach the bottom of each flower along the side of the branch. 

DIY Cherry Blossom

8. Scatter them along the outer ends of the branches as seen below.

pink blossoms

Check out this video I made to better show how to make the cherry blossoms.

DIY Pink Cherry Blossoms

These cherry blossom branches look so great, I am going to make some for our Waco home too!

cherry blossoms

Pretty pinks in the table setting highlight the gorgeous cherry blossom branches. Below are links to some of my favorite pink items to set a table with!

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Handmade cherry blossoms made with tissue paper on our dining room table.

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  1. When I saw your first picture I swore they were real and wondered where you got them this time of year! Such a fun project and brings that spring feel we all need right now. Especially in Washington state where we have over a foot of snow!

    1. Thank you so much Eryn! I hope you give the DIY a try, really, super easy! They do add just a hint of spring! A foot of snow – wow!

    1. This really is so easy Kim. I am so happy you enjoy my DIY projects! I have so many fun projects planned for 2021!

  2. Lovely depression ware! Love the candles also. The cherry blossoms are lovely and look easy to make. I lived in Colorado for awhile and had a cherry tree in my yard; OMG the very best fresh cherry pies! If I were to buy property anywhere, it would be someplace where I could have a pie cherry tree or two or three! Nice post!

  3. Blossoms are gorgeous! Also, I really like the “large ink well type” vase. May I ask were you purchased?
    Sally N.

    1. Thank you so much Sally, I’m so happy you like the cherry blossoms. I bought the vase at a flea market, one of the many treasures I have found over the years!

  4. In grade school We used this method with white paste glue and yellow tissue to make Forsythia blooms
    You brought back a nice memory
    Hot glue not needed
    Thank you

  5. May I ask you please about the lovely china, which brand and name, and the fitting glasses.
    Thanks a lot
    Greetings from Germany

    1. Jela,
      The plates are Johnson Brothers Rose Chintz. The glasses are vintage depression glass and I am not sure of the pattern. I bought them at a vintage flea market.

  6. They are beautiful!
    What I learned from a friend: when you put some water in your glas vase, the blossoms look real . It could be an idea for you.

    Love from Belgium

  7. Very nice…they are so realistic looking. I love making paper/crepe paper flowers. It is my new obsession, and this is such great inspiration…

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