“I must have flowers, always and always.”- Claude Monet
This is my thought exactly, to have flowers every day. Well, if you buy fresh flowers every three to four days, you will eventually become broke as they look beautiful but tend to get expensive and unfortunately, die quickly.
I came across a post by Happy Happy Nester and became real excited to start creating my own flowers. If you would have told me that I can make my own flowers, I would not have believed you! I just never thought paper flowers could even look real. However, I love how people can get so creative and make their own flowers. I decided to give it a try. Her post seemed less complicated and easy to make your own. I made a few changes and loved the outcome. Thank you, Happy Happy Nester for inspiring me!
Here is how I created my own DIY Paper Cherry Blossoms:
What you will need:
- Gather small branches from your backyard tree. Clean off any excess leaves.
- Get tissue paper and stack 5 sheets together.
- Use your ruler and pencil in 2.5 x 3 inches on paper.
- Next, fold each column. Once you are finished, unfold and with your scissors, cut each row and column of tissue papers.
- With your scissors, cut out all the rectangles on tissue paper.
- Get each little stack of 5 tissues and fold 1/4 inch increments. Keep folding inward than outward, like a fan.
- Fold the tissue stack in half. Set aside.
- Get green leaf garland and cut 5-6 inch lengths. I like to leave extra to hang on branch.
- Get one leaf strip and tie around the folded tissue stack.
- Now, spread each tissue piece and do this until all tissues are spread out and form a flower.
- Now, tie this flower on branch. Hang the excess leaves around the branch.
- Repeat the steps until you have all the tissue flowers you want.