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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  1. I didn’t see a video, but the photos were very explanatory, so I’m sure I can make this. I ordered the tissue paper and can’t wait to try. We have 6 apple trees, so I have lots of branches I can go out and trim. I think this will look great in a Valentine vignette that I want to create.

    You probably already know this, but the way I get rid of glue strings is to use a blow dryer. Melts them and makes them disappear.

  2. I LOVE this idea. Plan to order the tissue paper as soon as I finish writing my comment. I have collected pink depression glass for years! Cannot wait to make these cherry blossoms
    thank you

    1. Oh my gosh Nadine, I am so glad you are going to make them! They will look so pretty with your pink depression glass!

  3. These were so simple to make and came out so beautiful. I love that your craft projects are always enjoyable and beautiful. I ordered the same tissue fromAmazon and the color is perfect. I placed mine in a white shabby chic square tin planter and they are lovely.

  4. I am going to make these pretty branches also! I hope pear tree branches work.
    Love your crafts! Thank you 😊

    1. Linda, thank you for reaching out and sharing your comment. Please let me know how your branches turn out! Have a great rest of your weekend!

  5. What a beautiful way to make cherry blossoms…I also just love your placemats…love your champagne taste on a beer budget…Your items always look soo expensive and tasteful and are just your talent

    1. Thank you so much Jackie for reaching out! All of the crafts I share are budget friendly, but look expensive. The cherry blossoms are one of my favorites! Have a great weekend!

  6. Hi! I really like your blog and the crafts you share. But I couldn’t help falling in love with your footed pink depression glass glasses. Where did you get them?

  7. WOW those apple tree branches make these look so real! These are definitely the most real I have ever seen and they are just beautiful! I just ordered my tissue paper!

  8. Leslie, I did not get your blog for January 1-2024. Will you please send it to me again? Happy New Year to you and all your family.

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