Free DIY Cherry Blossom Branches

I saw these branches around the blogs last year and knew I wanted to attempt them this year to add to my spring decor. Wanting to do things as inexpensively as possible, I went searching for some branches in the backyard. We had just celebrated my daughter's birthday, so we had plenty of left over white tissue paper . Tada! Free DIY Cherry Blossom Branches!
Here's what you'll need to make your own free cherry blossom branches:  branch or twigs, tissue paper, circle punch, hot glue gun and pencil or paintbrush end (not shown)
Begin by punching a lot of circles out of the tissue paper.
Fold each circle into quarters.
 Cut a notch out of the curve. This part isn't necessary, but it does give the blossoms a more "flowery" look.
Unfold the circles and twist around the end of a pencil or paint brush.
Make a whole lot of these. Enlist a cute little helper if you have to ;-) This is a great craft for the kiddos to help you with.
Place a dot of hot glue on the end of a "blossom" and adhere it to the branch. Repeat until you have filled in the branches to your liking.
You can make these as full as you want them. I kept mine somewhat sparse.
I'm so excited to use these in my entryway vignette for spring. I'm still working putting it all together, but I couldn't wait to show you the cherry blossom branches. I love how they turned out, such a delicate element to add in with some spring decorations. When I'm ready to move on to summer, I don't even have to store these branches. They are completely disposable, without any guilt associated with having spent money on them.

Have you started your spring decorating yet? Or are you still battling the winter elements? If you're having the winter blues, go grab some branches, tissue paper and a glue gun.  You're bound to feel better after making up your own cherry blossom branches. Thanks for spending part of your day with me! I love your visits.

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73 comments:

  1. They seriously look like cherry blossoms. What a creative idea!

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  2. That looks so pretty! Spring is in the air! xx

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  3. What a cute inexpensive decorating idea! The little blossoms look real and I love your fancy polka dot glue gun. Mine is a mess and should not be seen by anyone but me. Have a great week, Nici!

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  4. This is beautiful, inexpensive creative idea. loved it.

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  5. Thanks so much for the tutorial. What a great project! I'm wanting some cherry blossom sprigs in my home now....must find branches...

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  6. I live in a city full of Cherry Blossoms in the spring and it is very difficult to catch the blossoms at just the right time for a blog or entertaining. The fake ones at Michael's or other places like that are horrible and never the right color. These are great and I do plan to steal your idea some time. Thanks for sharing!!!

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  7. These is just beautiful!!!
    Thanks so much for sharing - would love to try this in pale pink like apple blossoms!!!
    Hugs,
    Suzan

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  8. I absolutely LOVE your cherry blossom branches, Nici! Pinned ;) Thanks for sharing!! :)

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  9. So pretty, Nici! I didn't realize the flowers were paper until I read the post! Thanks so much for linking up at One Creative Weekend! Enjoy your week.

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  10. super cute!!1 We live in Hong KOng so there are cherry decorations everywhere!!! I love your version! I came over from Tuesday Talent Show....I would love for you to come over and share your talent at my Tuesday party! http://www.nap-timecreations.com/2013/02/winners-and-tasteful-tuesday-party.html

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  11. Nici, this is on my list to make for the spring decorations. Great job!

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  12. Thanks for sharing how you made these fun and spring-y buds/blossoms, Nici! I saw your post over at Coastal Charm.

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  13. Love these!! So exited for spring !! Thanks for linking up!

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  14. I love this idea and I think my daughter would enjoy helping me. I'd quite like to do some cure pink blossom on them. xxx

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  15. Love this idea! Perfect touch to add spring inside!

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  16. This turned out great. So easy and sweet.

    Vanessa

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  17. Hi, Nici, I pinned this. Beautiful. Linda

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  18. Super cute!!! Great idea.

    Barb
    www.secondchancetodream.com

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  19. Wonderful idea -- what a fun way to brighten up late winter!

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  20. How fun is this. I love it. Great tutorial. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

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  21. This is SO cute {and I'm totally jealous of your polka-dot glue gun}! Love it! I'd love for you to link up in my very first linky party {ya, ya...I'm a bit behind the times apparently} that started today.

    Jessica
    myworldmadebyhand.blogspot.com

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  22. What a great idea! They look so pretty. I bet they are going to look great in your spring vignette.
    Thanks so much for linking this up at my link party.
    KC

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  23. WOW! This is so creative!.....great job! I'd love for you to stop by and share if you get a minute- http://atozebracelebrations.com/2013/02/link-party-8.html
    Nancy

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  24. So pretty and free :) awesome (btw I LOVE your glue gun)

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  25. lovely! thanks for sharing...pinning!

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  26. What a great idea! Thank you for the inspiration :-)

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  27. Hi Nici! This is so lovely simple and elegant! Very pretty indeed. Thank for sharing! Came hopping over from My Romantic Home Party!

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  28. This is beautiful.
    I would love to invite you to come and link up this wonderful craft over on Tutorial Thursdays.
    http://marigoldsloft.blogspot.ch/2013/02/tutorial-thursdays-decoupage-your-way.html
    Have a super weekend
    x
    Natalie
    www.marigoldsloft.blogspot.com

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  29. Found you through the Pin Me linky party & pinned this! Very cute :) I will be doing this for sure.

    Shandy @ aprons-n-pearls.blogspot.com

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  30. Hi Nici! Love it! So pretty!!! Stopping by from Diana's Pin Me party. Hope you're having a great day! :)

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  31. Such a great idea and looks beautiful! Pinning this one Nici, thanks for sharing!

    Debbie

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  32. Super cute idea!!stopping in from chase the star :)

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  33. Came over from Diana Rambles pin me party! I LOVE this idea pinning!

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  34. How adorable! I never thought to embellish a branch like that! I'd love it if you shared this great thrifty project at Thrifty to Nifty Thursdays at A Jennuine Life. http://www.ajennuinelife.com/2013/02/thrifty-to-nifty-thursdays-8.html

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  35. I'm getting ready to make some of these for a ladies retreat at our church. I was so glad to see your tutorial! Thank you for sharing! :)

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  36. So pretty and creative! You will be one of the features tomorrow at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see your prettiness again at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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  37. That is so cute and is easy to do! Thanks for sharing.

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  38. These are very cute--thanks for sharing!

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  39. That's so smart, and it looks wonderful! I host a DIY link party every Monday and would love for you to join! http://homecomingmn.blogspot.com/2013/02/the-diyers-link-party.html

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  40. Beautiful! I'm pinning this to the Monday Funday Pinterest board!

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  41. These are really pretty! Thanks for sharing at repurposed ideas weekly!

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  42. Thanks so much for linking up to Your Whims Wednesday, i featured this on my blog today! Come stop by and grab a featured button :) http://www.mygirlishwhims.com/2013/02/your-whims-wednesday-100-and-features.html

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  43. I love this craft, and am thrilled you linked!
    I just wanted to let you know that I will be featuring it tomorrow. Please do come by and grab your button :)
    Thanks again for sharing on Tutorial Thursdays.
    x
    Natalie
    www.marigoldsloft.blogspot.com

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  44. This is a great project! I love cherry blossoms! Thank you for joining Home Sweet Home!
    Sherry

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  45. How cool is that! Looks like spring! Thank you for sharing at Rustic Restorations Weekend!

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  46. Nici, these are so pretty! Thank you so much for linking them to Grace at Home--I featured you in this week's edition! :)

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  47. OK...so I'm new here; found it pinned. Love the project and we're making these for craft night tonight. Anyway, as I was going through the comments I thought: why is everyone's spell check or auto correct changing the word nice to nici? And then I realized....that's your name! Lol. So sorry. I'm s such a dork sometimes.

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  48. These flowers are so beautiful. I can't believe how simple they are. I'd love it if you would share this at "What We Accomplished Wednesday," at Green Willow Pond. It is live right now. Have a great week!

    Hugs,
    Deborah

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  49. I love your cherry blossoms. They look so pretty. Thank you so much for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent. I can't wait to make some of these. :)
    xoxo
    Kathy

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  50. Absolutely adorable!!! This is my next project, no doubt.

    Hugs

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  51. I love how this turned out!! I love to put branches in a vase for economical decorations. This another look that will be great!!

    Have a great weekend!

    Nonny from www.notionsfromnonny.com
    Stopping by from Freedom Friday!

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  52. I love this! I've been looking for a solution to add more flower branches to my mantle. I found you via My Turn for Us linky.
    I would love for you to visit my blog Angela Says.

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  53. Try using varying shades of pink tissue paper....

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  54. You are being Featured on my blog tomorrow and on Facebook! Congrats!
    XO
    Isabelle

    http://lechateaudesfleurs.blogspot.com/
    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Le-Chateau-des-Fleurs/113300158681218?ref=hl

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  55. How gorgeous, thanks for sharing. :)

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  56. These cherry blossom branches are so pretty. it's amazing how really simple they are too! I'm pinning this one. Little Bit from www.DecorateWithaLittleBit.com

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  57. Eeek! This is SOOOO cute! What a nifty idea! Thanks for sharing it! :)

    xoxo laurie

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  58. I just pinned these and posted them on Facebook!!! Thank you for sharing at Freedom Fridays and thank you for being one of my Five Faves!!!


    Have an awesome weekend!!!

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  59. So pretty - I need some spring on this cold day!
    Kelly

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  60. So pretty, and perfect for Spring. I'm going to try it.

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  61. Love your idea... I implemented your idea with a slight change... I hanged fun family pictures along with the cherry blossoms

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