How to Recycle and Make Cherry Blossoms

Yesterday while I was searching for new bloggers and projects to put up I came across the most beautiful project on sarahndipities; a Cherry Blossom. I kept looking at it all day long and decided I just had to make it for my house. If you read the directions you’ll see it’s one of the easiest projects you’ll ever make, even for a child with some supervision. The best part about this project is you can use things around the house and recycle them.

All you need for this project is tissue paper, a glue gun, branches and a bottle or vase. I wanted to get a really tall vase and tall branches to put on my floor, but I was too scared my dog would eat it so I decided against it. Instead, I used a bottle I had laying around my house; I just love the print on the bottle and thought it was so pretty so I used it as a vase. You can use any color tissue paper you want. I used leftover shades of pink from a Victoria’s Secret gift I received; perfect for recycling.

All you need to do is fold the tissue paper in a square (I used two sheets at once), cut out a flower shape which will make a ton of flowers. You then layer one flower on top of the other, put a dab of glue and smush it together to form a pretty flower shape. After this dries you then glue it to your branches, that’s it! More detailed instructions along with pictures are in the above link.

Here’s my creation! Isn’t it just so springy? Feel free to use any colors you want, I think yellow and white would look amazing too. I think I’m going to add a few more because the right side seems a bit bare. Another recycled craft I like that uses tissue paper is the Tissue, Tulle and Floral Cube.

What do you think?


  1. Tammy Hempel says

    I think that the cherry blooms on the tree branch is really cool. It looks nice think I will try this and see if mine turn out as nice!! Thank you for the idea.

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