Tutorial: Cherry Blossoms

Living in the Washington DC area, cherry blossoms signal the beginning of Spring. The National Cherry Blossom Festival kicks off this weekend with events and activities for the entire family. With approximately 3,750 cherry trees on the Tidal Basin, they are a must-see if you're visiting the nation's capital this time of year.


The beautiful, blush pink blossoms can last up to 14 days, but here's a simple way to create cherry blossoms that will last all year round. For this project, you'll need Brides table confetti in pink and green shimmer, tree branches, corsage pins, 7mm washi tape, and a glue stick.


1. Pierce the corsage pin through the center of the pink flower, then snip off the sharp end to make a 1/4" long stem. Be extra careful when cutting the pin so it doesn't go flying everywhere.

2. Tape the stem onto a branch using washi tape.

3. For the leaves, cut the green flower as shown, and glue it around the branch.


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10 comments:

  1. These are STUNNING! I'm going to have to make some, if only to put on my desk. I'm in the DC area as well, so the cherry blossoms are really meaningful to me this time of year too. Thank you for the lovely tutorial! : )

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  2. Oh just lovely! Thanks for sharing the tutorial!

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  3. These are just beautiful! So delicate looking and realistic! Great job! - Karen

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  4. Oh I love these! I could make these for my Pottery Barn look :)

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  5. You are so lucky to enjoy the real thing over in the DC area! Thanks for this great tutorial. Would make lovely decor for a springtime bridal shower!

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  6. Christine, we are going to feature this in our roundup of crafty floral finds tomorrow. We couldn't resist - it is so gorgeous!!

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  8. If you ever need more washi tape from Japan, just let me know!! BTW, I can't find those bride petals here, any suggestions?

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  9. Hi Elle,

    You can use a floral paper punch instead.

    Christine

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