My white cherry blossom stems cost one-third the price of the Pottery Barn ones that inspired me and these will last you forever.
I’m sure by now you’ve all seen those gorgeous pictures on Instagram of cherry blossoms in full bloom. They’re so pretty, and I always think to myself “I wish I could do that!” Well, turns out you can! All you need is a few supplies and some patience. Today, I’m going to show you how to make your own white cherry blossom stems. Let’s get started!
There is nothing prettier than a vase with flowering branches. Individually or clustered together, white cherry blossom branches, or any flowering branch, are such a lovely peek into spring during the winter.
White Cherry Blossom Stems
I saw some beautiful flowering branches online on the Pottery Barn website. They were spectacularly beautiful. I am partial to a flowering branch, but these really were quite gorgeous. Here is the photo from the Pottery Barn website that sparked my inspiration.
For those of you that have followed me for a while, you know that I am a huge fan of beautiful decor items. However, I do not like to spend a lot of money on them. I love these. I just didn’t like the price. $59 was outside of my price range. So, I zoomed in on the photo to see all of the details and then set out to make them myself!
Step one was to gather supplies.
And then I made these, for less than one-fourth of the cost.
If you look closely you can see the cherry blossom branches are made from tissue paper and are glued to real branches. (In fact, you can also see there are a few glue string threads, but you can ignore those.)
I can’t believe how great these blossoms look on my table!
And when you see how easy they are to make, you will want to make some for sure.
The Dining Table
I had so much fun putting together this table to go with my Cherry blossoms. I went with a silver theme because one of my favorite Christmas gifts was these amazing silver rimmed wine glasses and bowls! They both have a silver rim and some beautiful silver detailing.
So what do you think?
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I am the lucky gift recipient of sixteen glasses and bowls. Now I want to have a dinner party so I can use my new silver glassware!
These bowls look great with my Black and White Asiatic Pheasant Dinnerware. If the dinner plates are out of stock, check back frequently as it is being restocked!
The silver polka dot glasses are vintage Dorothy Thorpe glasses. I bought them at the Rose Bowl Flea Market.
White Cherry Blossom DIY
Materials Needed to Make White Cherry Blossom Stems
Branches (you can also find the branches from a tree)
Ten sheets of Tissue Paper – I ordered this paper from Amazon. It comes in about 50 colors so you can choose your color.
Pan Pastels (optional)
This is 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. First, cut the blossoms out of tissue paper, and second, glue them to the branches. That’s pretty much it.
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″ 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. They are about 2″ across.
- If you want to add some color to the petals, use Pan Pastels and wipe on the pastel coloring with a small pastel sponge.
- Fold the petal in half. Fold in half again. Then fold into thirds.
- Twist the folded corner on each piece (as seen in the photo below). Your flowers should not look the same so don’t worry if they don’t.
- With a hot glue gun, attach the bottom of each flower along the sides of the small buds.
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