Nothing is quite as beautiful as cherry tree blossoms against a clear blue sky. They are absolutely gorgeous, but they their beauty is fleeting. Before long, the flowers are replaced by fruit, but a decorative alternative can be enjoyed all year long. Although they do not look exactly like the delicate pink blooms of spring, they are just as lovely. Opt for one of these easy ways to make pretty buds and blooms to adorn real branches, and create something unique and eye-catching for your home.
Begin by Searching for Branches
Before getting started on fake cherry blossoms of any variety, go out and find enough branches to create your arrangement. Look for dead branches on the ground instead of taking live ones from a tree. Look for straight ones as well as several with a few offshoots. Collectively they will create an eye-pleasing display whether they are placed in a vase or bundled to create a swag for a wall or a door.
Delicate Tissue Paper Blooms
Pink tissue paper can be used to make gorgeous spring cherry blossoms. From a distance they will not look fake. All that you need is pink art-quality tissue paper, a one-inch circular object to trace, a pencil, scissors, a hot glue gun and embroidery floss that matches the paper. Extensive crafting skills are not required. If you can cut on the lines and tie a knot, you can create gorgeous spring cherry blossom branches that will rival the real ones.
Begin by tracing around a circular item of your choice. You will need three pieces of tissue paper for each blossom. A few sheets can be cut out together with a sharp pair of scissors.
Next, separate the strands of embroidery floss, and securely tie a piece around the stacked paper circles. They will be gathered in the center. Separate the layers of paper with your fingers to create dimension. Trim off the extra embroidery floss, and use hot glue to attach the blooms to the branches.
Attach Small Pompoms
If you would prefer cherry blossom branches with contemporary flair, put away the tissue paper and pull out the pompoms. Small pink pompoms make fantastic cherry blossom buds. Attach them every four to six inches on the upper portions of the branches. If desired, add several that are just a little larger than the others. Place them in a vase along with dried baby’s breath for a gorgeous tabletop display.
Source: Advanced Crafting Education and Experience