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Make a paper cherry blossom branch for you home or party
The wonderful thing about these cherry blossom branches is that it will last more than a few days and can be used as a centerpiece for your spring dining table, wedding event or baby shower. So many ideas and events this can be used for. These little crepe paper blossoms are so easy to make with just three colors of 180 gram crepe paper from Carti Fini. I used Sweet Pea for the pink, French Vanilla for the pale yellow and Lime Pulp for the spring green leaves. All you need along with these papers is a pair of scissors and a hot glue gun. You can find a branch in nature or at your local flower shop. Simply use a piece of florist foam in a small pot to stand the branch and cover the foam with green moss. Now your branch is ready to bloom. Follow my step-by-step tutorial below to make the cherry blossoms and you will find the printable pattern at the end of the post. Just download and print. You can find more of my handcrafted lifestyle projects at liagriffith.com Enjoy! ~ Lia

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  • How to make a paper flower. Crepe Paper Cherry Blossom Branch - Step 1
    Step 1

    Cut pieces of crepe paper in pink, green and yellow to fit the pattern. Each flower needs one yellow center, one green leaf and 3 pink petals.

  • How to make a paper flower. Crepe Paper Cherry Blossom Branch - Step 2
    Step 2

    Use the edge of your scissors to break the grain in the center of all the pink petals and green leaves so that you can fold them in half.

  • How to make a paper flower. Crepe Paper Cherry Blossom Branch - Step 3
    Step 3

    Cut the petals and leaves using your template and fringe the yellow centers.

  • How to make a paper flower. Crepe Paper Cherry Blossom Branch - Step 4
    Step 4

    Cup the petals and leaves by molding the paper around your thumb to stretch out the grain a little. Roll your yellow center and secure with a dab of glue.

  • How to make a paper flower. Crepe Paper Cherry Blossom Branch - Step 5
    Step 5

    Glue the three sets of petals on top of one another to create your bloom.

  • How to make a paper flower. Crepe Paper Cherry Blossom Branch - Step 6
    Step 6

    Glue your leaf onto the back of your bloom.

  • How to make a paper flower. Crepe Paper Cherry Blossom Branch - Step 7
    Step 7

    Glue the yellow center into the middle of the flower and separate out the fringe with your fingers to look like the stamen.

  • How to make a paper flower. Crepe Paper Cherry Blossom Branch - Step 8
    Step 8

    Make as many blooms as you feel you need.

  • How to make a paper flower. Crepe Paper Cherry Blossom Branch - Step 9
    Step 9

    Glue them one by one to your branch. Feel free to play around with positioning before you commit to gluing the flowers in place. Enjoy! ~ Lia

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