Saturday, February 6, 2016

Faux Cherry Blossoms Out Of Tissue Paper

I would force some branches if I had some flowering trees. 

When I was a little girl, I had a cherry tree right outside my bedroom window. 

I loved looking out the window at the cherry blossoms in the spring. 
When they fluttered to the ground it felt like pink snow was falling. 

I know that I'm not alone in my love for this precious flower.

Bare branches have been part of my decor the last few winters. 
 This year my branches got some faux cherry blossoms to herald in an early spring. 

It does feel like spring here in North Texas and the trees will be budding out in a few short weeks. 
I'm sure that I saw this trick somewhere but little tissue paper circles formed the blossoms for my branches.

We just did something like this in my class a few weeks ago.
We love having the children pinch small pieces of tissue into balls. 
It helps build their fine motor. 
Anything that they can do to strengthen and develop those muscles helps them to write in the next year or so.
 It they can do it so can you. 

I hot glued the the pinched circles onto the branches. 
There was a wee bit of design to it but not much.

If something real is available that is my preference but
I don't mind decorating with faux as long as it is in season.
These are a few weeks early but they won't stay around long after the season is over.

   The black urn is a favorite from Hobby Lobby. 
I have had it for a few years and I love it. 
They still carry it in the floral department.

The votive holder is also from Hobby Lobby. 
A half dozen of these came home with me in various colors. 
They are on the wedding aisle for $1.99 each. 
The bling got switched out with some lace for a different look.

The darling bird is an antique store find.

I've had the little painting for years. 
It was only $1.00.

 You can read about the lamps turned into candelabras in this post from my very early days of blogging. 
The chairs recently got a makeover.

You can probably tell that I'm still crushing on pink accents. 

What do you think?
Do you like to craft?
Have a blissful and blessed Saturday.  

Linking with,
Thoughts of Home on Thursday 


  1. We won't have blossoms until the end of April or possibly May! Your little tissue blossoms add a nice touch of the spring blossoms yet to come. Pink is a nice accent color to your gray tones.

  2. Great idea, we love cherry blossoms too:)

  3. That's such a neat idea, Katie. The whole vignette over there is beautiful.

  4. Like Vickie, we won't get our blossoms until May either. I think your tissue blooms are really sweet.

    I'm amazed you got that painting for a dollar! I would have snapped it up too :)


  5. What sweet, sweet little blossoms!

  6. This is so charming, Katie! I love your little cherry blossoms and your beautiful mantel!

  7. Katie, thank you so much for linking with Thoughts of Home on Thursday. I just love seeing our name at the bottom of your post. Makes me smile.

    Will we see you at lunch today?

  8. Why you clever girl! I am definitely gonna make me some cherry blossoms!

  9. Katie- Thank you so much for joining in today at Thoughts of Home on Thursday.
    Your cherry blossoms are wonderful!


  10. Good Evening Katie,
    Thank you ever so much for joining the party today! We loved having you at TOHOT!!

  11. Katie your decor is like a romantic springtime. I grew up having 3 Bing cherry trees in the backyard and so miss it.

    Thank you so very much for joining Thoughts of Home on Thursday. Your presence really helped to make it very special. I hope you will return again and again.

    Have a wonderful weekend and Happy Valentine's Day!