Tissue Paper Cherry Blossom Arrangement5:00:00 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.
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
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.
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.
Repeat until you like the density of the 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).
Sometimes I link up at the following places: 504 Main, A Diamond in the Stuff, AKA Design, Alderberry Hill, At the Picket Fence, Beyond the Picket Fence, Blessed with Grace, Cherished Bliss, Classy Clutter, C.R.A.F.T., Craft-o-maniac, Crafty Scrappy Happy, Eat at Home, Finding Fabulous, Gingersnap Crafts, Glued to My Crafts, Home Stories A to Z, House of Hepworths, I Heart Naptime, It's So Very Cheri, Lil Luna, Lines Across, Live Laugh Rowe, Made in a Day, Madigan Made, My Favorite Finds, Not Just a Housewife, One Creative Mommy, Organizing Junkie, Positively Splendid, Semi Homemade Mom, Serenity Now, Simply Sugar and Gluten Free, Six Sisters Stuff, So I Married a Craft Blogger, So You Think You're Crafty, Someday Crafts, Sugarbee Crafts, Tatertots & Jello, The 36th Avenue, The Finer Things in Life, The Frugal Girls, The Grant Life, The Shabby Nest, Tidy Mom, Today's Creative Blog, Uncommon Designs, and Under the Table and Dreaming.