Can spring come any slower? I mean, I know it’s only January over here . . . but sheesh, winter is long in the Pacific Northwest. Since it’s going to be awhile before we see the ground again under all that snow, let alone real cherry blossoms, let’s make the insides of our houses look like spring with a DIY cherry blossom tree or centerpiece!
I first was wowed with this amazingly easy DIY cherry blossom project by Lesli from My 100 Year Old Home. She made a bouquet centerpiece for her table. When I saw it over on Instagram, I thought they were real and wondered where she found them this time of year. Of course after reading her post I realized they were faux, and was inspired to do my own version from the Naked Christmas Tree I made over the holidays!
Gosh my naked Christmas tree sure took a hit after Christmas. It looks sad and a bit uncared for in this picture. I originally made this tree to showcase the natural Christmas ornaments I put together with pinecones, acorns, wood rounds, metallic paint, and fake snow! You can check out that post here.
I could feel this tree was destined for more after Christmas, I simply wasn’t sure what until seeing Lesli’s post. It was like a lightbulb when off and I knew this was now going to turn into a beautiful cherry tree. Can’t you see it already? 😉
DIY Cherry Blossom Tree
What you’ll need:
- Pink tissue paper
- Hot glue gun
That’s it friends! So much wow for just a few items.
I didn’t follow any pattern when cutting out the flowers. Once cut you fold the flower into 4ths and then twist the bottom end, hot gluing it to the tree. Because of this your flower by no means needs to be cut perfectly.
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Fold each flower in half, then half again, then take the pointed end and twist, use that piece, the one between my fingers below, to hot glue onto the branches.
Not going to fib here, I burned myself a few times applying these to the tree, but it’s only because I’m impatient. I’m forever and always in a hurry friends. I walk so fast it irritates some people. I also can’t walk in a straight line. That really bothers my husband. But I’m getting off topic here. . . 😉
I know that glue gun looks rough, but it has been well used and loved, and it’s still plugging along. Do you ever find your craft supplies like old friends. And when you get to use them again you get excited? You’ve created so many things and memories with them!
Put that first flower on and keep gluing!
Once you’ve glued the first flower in place keep going! Do the same thing over and over a hundred or so times. 😉
I realize this looks sad right now, but keep adding those blossoms on there. Suddenly it will look like this. Isn’t it dreamy friends? Makes this girl who’s surrounded by winter feel just a bit of happy spring in her heart.
There’s no right or wrong amount of cherry blossoms to make your tree look perfect. Just keep applying, standing back every so often to check your work and make sure they’re going on fairly even throughout the entire tree or bouquet. Make sure you’re avoiding clumps of flowers while other branches might look sparse.
Once you’re done you can leave it as simple as that, or add some other spring or Valentines decor around the tree to really bring that spot to life!
I found the larger flowers and love sign at Hobby Lobby, the rest of the items were things I shopped my home for or picked up as one offs from other retailers.
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Happy crafting friends!