Friday, March 16, 2012

DIY Cherry Blossom…


If you read my blog regularly…you know I like to “bring the outside in” when I decorate my home. I frequently grab a basket, my clippers, and head out to my yard or neighborhood to collect flowers, branches, pinecones, leaves, and whatever I find interesting. I love using natural elements inside during every season.

While browsing Pinterest…I saw a fun way of bringing in that natural element even if you don’t have it in your own backyard…

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Although it has been an early Spring in California…it has been raining here (finally) for the last several days. As a result, all of the cherry tree branches are wet and soggy and losing their blossoms. It’s the closet thing we get to snow…thousands of  little white petals blowing across the yard…so pretty!

However, now I have missed the opportunity to have the real blooms…so I decided to snip a few branches and make my own…

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Cute, simple, and oh so easy to make…all with items I already had on hand! Follow these step by step directions and make your own!

First, I collected some branches – I used these for a past project so already had them on hand. Find a ceramic pot, vase, or any container you would like to use. I did not have any floral foam…so I just cut some foam squares from a roll I already had and used for my little chair make over seen here.


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Add some floral moss to cover the foam…


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For the flowers, I just used regular white copy paper! I cut out freehand flower shapes , and glued 2 together to make them with 7-8 petals each…


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As you can see, they start out flat. In order to get them curved into a blooming flower shape - I just placed each flower into the palm of my hand and pressed the middle to form the cupped shape…


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Then, simply glue randomly onto your bare branches…


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That’s it! A simple way to bring a little of the outside in for Spring…


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Sitting on my living room table…


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A perfect way to spend a rainy day inside…with my constant companion and “helper”…


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How are you decorating for Spring? Where do you get your inspiration?


Linking up to - Serenity Now, Hi Sugarplum,Young House Love, The Great Indoors, Beyond the Picket Fence, Finding Fabulous, Chic on a Shoestring, Remodelaholic, Freckled Laundry, Addicted 2 Decorating, House of Hepworths, Shabby Creek Cottage, The Shabby Nest, Classy Clutter, Between Naps on the Porch, My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia, Centsational Girl




8 comments:

  1. Laura - what a great idea and it looks real!! Love the pic of your constant companion/helper too!
    Have a great weekend,
    Ashlyn

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  2. Stopping by from Transformation Thursday! http://queenofsavings.com

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  3. Oh this is a wonderful idea...I pinned it, and am going to definitely make this. Thank you for sharing your idea, I love it!

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  4. Oh, you're the most creative one! Your little blossoms look so sweet and I love your vignette with the rabbits.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  5. Such a cute idea! I love the little blossoms you added! Must have been a lot of work to cut them out by hand, but your hard work paid off with beautiful results.

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  6. Very sweet. I love it. I found you via the linky party and I am so glad. I am a new follower :)
    amber

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  7. These are very sweet. Great tip about the foam to!

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  8. I've been trying to decide what to do on my living room shelves for spring, and your project just made up my mind! Great job, and thanks for linking up with the Winter Pinterest Challenge!

    Erin @ The Great Indoors

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