Tissue Paper Cherry Blossom Arrangement

5:00:00 AM

This post was originally shared on My Favorite Finds...but in case you missed it, I wanted to share these beautiful blossoms!


When you think of spring, what do you think of? I think of flowers! I love cherry blossoms, in particular. But I don’t have easy access to any. And cherry blossoms aren't typically found in a florist, not that I would spend the money on that, since my cats immediately attack any flower I bring into my house, anyway.

So I decided to create my own faux cherry blossoms!


Here is what you need:
Branches (free from my parent’s yard)
Vase (from a florist arrangement a long time ago)
Dollar Store tissue paper (I used one sheet of pink and one sheet of white).
1 ½” diameter circle punch
Hot glue gun and glue sticks


Cherry Blossom Supplies

Here’s how you do make the blossoms:

Arrange the branches in the vase so you can see all of them. You do this to see what part of the branches will be out of the vase, and so you can assess the density of the blossoms in the entire arrangement as you go.

Punch out all the circles you can fit into the sheet. Here’s a tip on punching out circles in tissue paper: fold the sheet of tissue paper until you are punching through several layers of tissue paper at a time. I found that I was much less likely to tear the circles.

Tissue Paper Circles

Take a circle and fold into quarters. Put a dab of hot glue at the corner at the center of the circle.

Place on a  branch at knot/bud locations—it will look more natural than if you just put them on haphazardly. Place at least two circles on top of each other so that each blossom has multiple “petal” layers.

Tissue Paper Cherry Blossom

Repeat until you like the density of the blossoms.

Tissue Paper Cherry Blossoms

And that’s it! You get a beautiful arrangement of cherry blossoms that will never wilt…you can have springtime in your house all year ‘round! And I spent $2 on supplies, the majority of which will not go to cherry blossoms, but to gift wrap (everything else was on hand).


Enjoy!

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15 comments

  1. I love it! I always kill flowers and I love having flowers out in the spring and summer. Also in fall and winter to brighten the house up. I pinned it!! Can't wait to make one for my house.

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  2. Love this! What a great idea. Like the commenter mentioned before me, I always kill my plants (especially with the wacky schedules going on) This could add some color & fun to my house and I don't have to be a responsible plant owner lol

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  3. Those are absolutely gorgeous! I am pinning that and putting it on my list of things to do "one day!" Can't wait to see you soon!!

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  4. I am just in love with these! They are just beautiful! I am going to make some this weekend. Thanks so much for sharing:)

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  5. This is sooo pretty! As soon as the cherry blossoms are gone (it always seems like we get horrible wind storms as soon as they bloom) I miss them!

    I would love love love it for you to share this for F-it Friday sometime!

    http://www.parloandlogi.com/f-it-friday-and-last-chance-for-april-giveaway/

    Chrissy@
    Parlo & LOGI

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  6. Wow these are so pretty! I love how realistic they look! I am a new follower from southern charm! I would love for you to check out my blog and hopefully you will want to follow me back! Happy weekend, Nicole!

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  7. Congrats! You are being featured tomorrow on Made in a Day! Thanks for linking up last week!
    Kim

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  8. This is SO fun, and I have the supplies so I think I will try it out. Also pinning! I'd love for you to come share it at the link party I am cohosting right now!

    http://thefirstyearblog.com/2013/05/12/link-party-with-titi-crafty/

    Beth @ The First Year Blog

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  9. Rachel - these are so sweet and pretty! They look perfect in that pink vase, too! Thanks so much for linking to Project Inspire{d} this week!

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  10. This is the sweetest little idea! So pretty!!! I'd love for you to share this and any other projects you'd like at my House Party---http://www.firsthomelovelife.com/2013/05/house-party-3-b-y-o-p-features.html XO

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  11. Un fiore di CrilàMay 15, 2013 at 9:11 AM

    Great idea, I love your tissue paper cherry blossom! Hugs Cristina

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  12. These are beautiful!!! I love this so much. Cherry trees are my favorite but the blossoms don't hang around nearly long enough! Gorgeous:)
    XO,
    Christy
    Confessionsofaserialdiyer.com

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  13. This is genius!!!! I love the idea of using real branches! I am definitely going to try this!! thank you! I am your newest follower! Stop by and say hi!

    www.allienicolebrooks.blogspot.com

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  14. I love cherry blossoms too! Pinning this!

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