Waiting for the sakura to bloom offers an encouraging reminder that Spring is right around the corner. While taking a walk recently, we found so many branches scattered around after the final snow had melted. There was a pile in our house and after almost tossing them, we came up with the idea for a cherry blossom tree. In lieu of fresh cut flowers, this craft also convincingly looks real and adds much color to your house!
long branch, pink tissue paper, scissors, glue
1. Cut tissue paper into about 1 in. squares.
2. Fold in half, pinch the middle and crunch up to create the petal.
step one and two
3. Glue petals onto the branch.
My two girls really enjoyed doing this together. Sophia made lots of “baby” flowers which were basically little balls, but they turned out great as the buds!
cherry blossom buds
The look turned out very natural due to children’s innate ability to not over think and just create!
putting it all together
The final result! Place in a vase or empty pet bottle!
HI! I live in Northern Japan on the Oga peninsula and love making crafts with my children and enjoying the beautiful surroundings with my family.
I also run a small company, Sora, that sells handmade clothing, bags and accessories! www.sorajapan.org