Nothing heralds the beginning of spring quite like clouds of pink cherry blossoms arching overhead. I love to stand under cherry trees and watch the little petals flutter to the ground like a cascade of candy-colored rain.
To celebrate these delicate and short-lived blossoms, I’ve put together a cherry blossom paper flower tutorial that will bring a piece of spring into your home. These cheerful, tiny blooms are exactly what my home needs after a long, chilly winter. I can’t wait to share it with you!
I’ve been passionate about paper cherry blossoms for a long time. A few years ago I even created six cherry blossom installations for stores around Seattle—which you can read more about here. Even after cutting thousands of those little petals, I’m still in love with these beauties.
That’s why I’ve worked hard to bring you an easy to use cherry blossom tutorial that will guide you every step of the way. I want to share the love!
Techniques You’ll Learn
With my cherry blossom tutorial, you’ll learn new techniques that will strengthen your paper flower skills and broaden your repertoire.
Here’s what you will learn to do:
- Learn how to cut cherry blossom petals and its buds.
- Put together the petals, stamens, and bracts to form a cluster of blossoms.
- Make a texturized knobby branch.
- Blend in blossom stems to small branches and small branches to larger branches.
- Join small branches and stems to create a larger branch.
- Various ways to color petals and branches to add depth and dimension.
- Use alcohol markers, NuPastels, and water-resistant ink markers to color petals and stamens.
You can easily use the supplies you have on hand to color your creation—there are so many ways to do it, and with paper flowers, you can be as creative as you want!
You can also make more translucent petals by using Italian 90 gsm. I’ll be demonstrating with German doublette, extra-fine, and Chinese crepe paper, but substituting with the Italian will create a more delicate blossom. Just make sure to stretch the 90 gsm by 60% before cutting your petals. You can easily replace the brown Chinese crepe paper with Dennison or even Italian 140 gsm or 180 gsm.
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