DIY Cherry blossoms that will last forever
Last year, around this time (when I am longing the most for spring) I bought some cherry blossom branches that never bloomed. I was so disappointed! This year, I did not want to make the same mistake. How do I make them bloom this time? Do they need a lot of sunlight? Warmer temperature? Just when I was about to ask the flower shop owner for help… I paused… I have lately been going through a “do I really need this” phase and decided that the more sustainable and fun thing to do (for both me and my kids) would be to go out and pick some branches that have fallen down during the winter and go home and decorate it with homemade cherry blossoms out of tissue paper! So we did…
- Tissue paper, we used pink and white
- Something round to trace
- Thin metal wire
Start with tracing something round onto the tissue paper and cut out the round pieces. We used 5cm round pieces of tissue paper for our flowers. It can be nice to vary different sizes for a more natural look. Then you take two of the round pieces of tissue paper and hold them tightly together, piercing them in the center with both ends of a piece of metal wire and pull it through. Then you pinch the tissue paper together at the end, making a flower and attach it to the branch by twisting the metal wire around the branch.