Crafts

DIY Cherry Blossom Branch

Perhaps one of the best things about spring is watching those special trees that burst into full bloom before their leaves even fully come in. It’s just breathtaking! For a many of us, those buds outside have not opened yet…but the flowers of inspiration are always blooming… Let’s make a cherry blossom branch! πŸ˜€

I made a similar version of this craft many years ago using tissue paper–and let me assure you–it works much better that way. But I didn’t have tissue paper on hand this time, so I used construction paper instead.

Here’s what you’ll need to get started!

  • Pink construction paper
  • White regular paper
  • School glue
  • Green Sharpie (or green paper if you have it)
  • Hot glue gun
  • Stick
  • Scissors
  • Pencil

Boy this rose lemonade tea is good… OK, let’s get going! Start by drawing a blobby sort of triangular shape on your pink paper. It doesn’t have to look exactly like mine–you’re just drawing petals basically.

Fold the paper over a couple times so when you cut it’ll make multiple flowers, and then; well, cut! Repeat to make white flower shapes as well.

Next, take a pink flower shape and put a dot of glue in the middle.

Then press a white shape on top, letting the petals interlock as seen above.

Scrunch your flower slightly to start to form its shape…

Put a spot of glue in the middle…

Then scrunch it tightly into the shape you desire! (I know, very precise stuff, huh. πŸ™‚ )

Continue until you have a whole bouquet of blossoms; then follow up with some leaves! I just cut some out of white paper and colored them in with a Sharpie, but obviously if you had green paper it would be a lot simpler to just cut them out of that. πŸ˜‰

After waiting a looooong five minutes for your hot glue gun to heat up….

Put your stick in a glass to hold it upright, and glue your cherry blossoms on!

Then glue your leaves on wherever you deem best, pick off all those little spiderweb glue strings…

And you’ve done it–artificial spring!

Hope you guys have as much fun making this as I did! ❀

Wishing you all a good case of spring fever! πŸ˜‰

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