How To Make Faux Spring Cherry Blossom Branches

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Ahhhh Spring is finally just around the corner. I’m starting to see buds popping on the trees and early daffodils peaking through the soil. I love bringing beautiful Spring flowers into my home as the season starts. They just liven up the home and make everything feel so cheerful after the long, drab Winter. In this post I’m sharing a simple and free, blossoming branch you can make for your own home.

 

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One flowering tree that I absolutely love are cherry blossoms. Since we don’t have cherry trees in our area, I use faux stems. However, faux stems and branches can be really expensive. So, I decided to make my own using this simple DIY project.

Supplies needed:

*Cut branches from your yard {select the size and shape you desire}

*Vase or container to hold the branches

*Tissue paper in light pink & white-2-3 sheets for each color

*Scissors

*Pencil with an eraser

*Glue Gun

 

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First, place your branches in the container and trim as needed.

 

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Next, cut your tissue paper into 1″- 2″ strips depending on how large you want your blossoms. Lyer all the sheets and cut all at once.

 

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Then, cut the strips up into squares. They don’t have to be perfect or all the same size. Just roughly cut them into squares, they will look better as flowers if they are more uneven than uniform.

 

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Then layer your squares starting with the pink then alternate with a white, another pink and end with the white.

 

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To make the blossom, take the eraser end of a pencil & place it in the center of your layered squares. Then wrap the tissue around the pencil and pinch at the bottom to hold.

 

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To attach your flower blossoms, place a dab of hot glue on the pinched end and place on the stem and hold until it adheres. Continue to add your flowers making sure you place them at various angles around your branches. Look for places where you might see some buds. My branches actually had some tiny buds on them already.

 

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I hope you enjoyed this super easy and free craft to add some spring beauty in your own home. As always, let me know if you have any questions and feel free to pin for future use. I love hearing from my readers so come say hi and share with a friend.

Happy Crafting!

February 18, 2019

  1. Harmony says:

    Love this idea! I promptly texted my best friend and said “let’s make these!”

    • txbittons@verizon.net says:

      Hi Harmony,

      Yay I love this how fun. Thanks for your feedback and for following. Can’t wait to hear how they turn out.
      Now let’s hope Spring hurries up!!

      ~Deborah

  2. sarah says:

    Love this idea? Where did you get the corbels on your mantel?? I have been looking for some just like those.

    • txbittons@verizon.net says:

      Hi Sarah,

      I found the corbels at the First Monday Trade Days in Canton Texas. Its a vintage place that sells a variety of wood items. Unfortunately they don’t have a website. I’m searching for a source for some similar because I have several people interested in them.
      Thanks so much for following along. xoxo
      ~Deborah

  3. Rebecca says:

    Hi! I’ve been staring at your mantel and corbels for about a year now. 😂 Do you know what type of wood that is used and where you bought it? Thank you!

    • txbittons@verizon.net says:

      Hi Rebecca,

      We bought the boards at Home Depot. They are a knotty pine wood boards. I found the corbels at a vintage flea market in Canton Texas. Hope that helps and thanks so much for following along, I appreciate it so much.

      ~Deborah

  4. Rachel says:

    What is the size of your mantel. How deep is it?

    Thank you
    Rachel

  5. […] Faux Spring Cherry Blossom Branches. You can catch the how-to and a glimpse into her pretty home HERE. I could move right […]

    • txbittons@verizon.net says:

      That’s so kind of you to share my blog post as your inspiration, thank you. Your mantel looks great!

      Deborah xoxo

  6. […] inspiration comes from Deborah of Hip and Humble Style, and it’s her How to Make Faux Cherry Blossom Branches (shown […]

    • txbittons@verizon.net says:

      Hi!

      Thanks so much for sharing my blog post as your inspiration, such a nice surprise and means a lot to me.

      xoxo Deborah

  7. […] let me show you our beautiful inspiration photo from Deborah at Hip and Humble Style.  On each side of the photo, note the elements that stood out to […]

  8. […] inspiration photo comes from Deborah over at Hip and Humble Style.  She has a DIY for her Cherry Blossom stems you might want to check out, but for now, […]

    • txbittons@verizon.net says:

      Hi Cindy,

      I’m so honored to be included in this fun challenge post as the inspiration! This made my day so thank you!

      xoxo Deborah

    • txbittons@verizon.net says:

      Hi CIndy,

      Thanks so much for including me as your inspiration for this months challenge. Means a lot to me.

      xoxo Deborah

  9. […] Pinterest Challenge inspiration photo for this month is from Deborah of  Hip and Humble Style. Be sure to click over to Deborah’s posts to see her tutorial on making a cherry blossom […]

    • txbittons@verizon.net says:

      This is such a sweet surprise. Thanks so much for sharing my post I’m so glad it inspired you! Your mantel looks fantastic!
      ~Deborah

    • txbittons@verizon.net says:

      Thats so kind of you to share my post as your inspiration, thanks so much it means a lot to me.

      xoxo Deborah

  10. […] month's inspiration comes to us from one of my favorite blogs, Hip and Humble! This post actually contains a craft project making your very own spring stems, but I chose to take […]

  11. […] inspiration for February’s Pinterest Challenge is this spring mantel with DIY Cherry Blossoms from Deborah of Hip and Humble […]

    • txbittons@verizon.net says:

      Aww thanks for the kind share, I really appreciate that and so glad you were inspired.
      ~Deborah

    • txbittons@verizon.net says:

      Aww this made my day! So glad you were inspired and thanks for selecting my post for your blog hop, I’m honored!
      xoxo Deborah

  12. […] the year from women I have met through this group. Cindy (over at her blog) found Deborah’s mantel from Hip & Humble Style for our spring mantel challenge. If you are visiting from […]

  13. […] has a wonderful tutorial on how to make faux spring cherry blossom branches as part of her mantel […]

  14. […] Inspiration für die Pinterest Challenge im Februar ist dies Frühlingsmantel mit DIY Kirschblüten von Deborah von Hip and Humble […]

  15. Kathy Earp says:

    I love the cherry blossom branches. I’d like to try it sometime.

    • txbittons@verizon.net says:

      Hi Kathy,

      Yay I hope you will they are so pretty and easy to make!

      Thanks for following along and happy SPring!
      Deborah

  16. What a pretty mantel you’ve created here, Deborah!! Thank you for letting us use your mantel-scape in our spring Pinterest Challenge this month. We appreciate it and hope you enjoy seeing our mantel interpretations.

    Happy spring to you,
    Barb 🙂

    • txbittons@verizon.net says:

      Hi Barbara,

      I’m so honored you were inspired and it was used for your Pinterest spring challenge, such a fun surprise!

      Thanks again!
      Deborah

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