Cherry Blossom branches

cherry blossoms - how to makeAt a tea party recently, one of the crafts Miss L and her guests made was cherry blossom branches. They were simple, cheap, and loads of fun. They came out simply adorable and can be changed up so simply! Because of the simplicity of the craft and the fact that Miss E, our middle schooler, really enjoyed making this, I am sharing it for the Middle School Monday post today.

Materials:

  1. Tissue paper – choice of color is yours; for cherry blossoms, you will want to learn towards the pink tones
  2. Scissors – option if you would prefer to tear your tissue paper, that is fine
  3. Tape – scotch tape works well to tape the center of the blossom
  4. Hot glue – optional but works really well for attaching the blossoms to a branch
  5. Branch – we just wandered into the back yard and picked up some branches that had floated down in the recent rains but you could get directly from a tree or purchase something if you desire; you could also use pipe cleaners (chenille sticks) to make a tree branch with

cherry blossom arrangement

The Process:

  1. Cut or tear tissue paper into circles of varying sizes. They do not need to be perfect circles; in fact, the less perfect the edges, the more ruffle the petals look and that is beautiful. Cherry blossoms - stacked circles
  2. Stack two or three circles of different sizes on top of each other, biggest on the bottom.
  3. Crumble the circles up and then sort of straighten them out again.cherry blossoms - crumple and gather
  4. Gather the center of the circles from the bottom and crunch them up to create a blossom. (That is really hard to describe so I’ll try again.) Fold the circles in half and grab the center. Hold that, open the circles up again, and gather the center into a sort of knot and arrange the edges of the circle like flower petals.
  5. Tape that center knot that you are holding.cherry blossoms - tape stem
  6. Tape or hot glue the blossom to a branch.cherry blossoms - Miss J's

That is truly how simple it was to create these. The hardest part is going to be the time required if you want to do a whole bundle of them. We opted for simple and the guests’ came out so interesting a unique. I love to give simple directions and allow freedom of expression. We ended up with quite a variety. The pink ones above were Miss J’s. The following are some of the others that were made.

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

Everyone enjoyed this simple craft.

At Home.

PS – We’ll be sharing more about the tea party coming up. It was lots of fun!

Advertisements

Tagged: , ,

12 thoughts on “Cherry Blossom branches

  1. mwfinchwren June 6, 2016 at 4:31 pm Reply

    Beautiful! 🙂

  2. KymPossible June 8, 2016 at 9:30 am Reply

    I love these! (I hope you’ll share your arts and crafts post on the Virtual Fridge. *hint hint* LOL)

    • 3gigglygirlsathome June 9, 2016 at 11:24 am Reply

      I was thinking I needed to link up. Thanks for dropping by and commenting.

  3. Wendy June 8, 2016 at 11:06 am Reply

    Those are beautiful! What a neat craft 🙂

  4. Annette Tinholt Vellenga June 8, 2016 at 12:14 pm Reply

    Those bicolour ones are so interesting looking. I’d want to do ones like that!

  5. Amanda Ausmus Hopkins June 8, 2016 at 10:57 pm Reply

    This is such a gorgeous project!!

  6. Lisa McKinney June 9, 2016 at 9:21 am Reply

    What a sweet craft! I bet this would be good for decorating at a spring party too!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: