cherry blossoms.

April 24, 2012

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yesterday was gloomy, gloomy here in new york and i was holed up all day finishing a project. when i finally finished my work, i decided i needed to turn away from the computer and recreate a little bit of one of my favorite springtime pleasures: cherry blossoms.
these guys could not have been simpler to make. i had saved a bit of pink tissue from a gift i received, and i cut it up into like-sized strips. i folded stacks of three or four sheets accordion-style and tied each bundle with string around the middle. next, i folded each accordion in half and then spread the accordion out from the center into a circle. after that, all that’s left to do is to wrestle each individual sheet outward from the center, just like a flower.
et voila. cherry blossoms inside on a rainy day. and if i do say so myself, think they look mighty like these real ones i snapped last week.

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18 Comments

  • Reply Lynne April 24, 2012 at 12:48 pm

    Gorgeous!

    • Reply Erin April 24, 2012 at 1:21 pm

      thanks, lynne!

  • Reply Carrie April 24, 2012 at 12:56 pm

    Your craftiness knows no bounds! These are exactly what the Doctor ordered on what was an all-too-gloomy Brooklyn Sunday.

    • Reply Erin April 24, 2012 at 1:21 pm

      gloom-city, you might have called it.

  • Reply Amanda Jane Jones April 24, 2012 at 1:15 pm

    I love this! What a sweet idea and a nice distraction for the end of the works day. We might just have to take your advice. πŸ˜‰

    • Reply Erin April 24, 2012 at 1:22 pm

      glad you do! definitely give it a shot–it cheered the place right up and shook the computer-blues!

  • Reply jacquelyn | lark & linen April 24, 2012 at 2:13 pm

    so lovely!

  • Reply Alivia April 24, 2012 at 2:51 pm

    Beautiful; I love this idea πŸ™‚

  • Reply Lottie April 24, 2012 at 3:52 pm

    These are so pretty, think I need some of these to brighten up my home.

  • Reply Lea April 24, 2012 at 5:06 pm

    Such a sweet delicate decor idea. LOVE!

  • Reply she. April 24, 2012 at 6:28 pm

    i'm going to try this to night!

  • Reply NICOMADE April 24, 2012 at 10:27 pm

    i love these little pom poms. perfect for any get together.

  • Reply janis April 25, 2012 at 12:18 am

    so very sweet!

  • Reply Rhianna Nelson April 25, 2012 at 6:29 am

    This is such a rad idea! Definitely going to give it a go as a break from my pile of assignments, especially cause it's starting to get cold and wet in my little corner of Australia.
    Lovely blog πŸ™‚ Rhi xx

  • Reply Laura Jane April 25, 2012 at 3:23 pm

    So pretty! Definitely going to try this to cheer up my bedroom!

  • Reply Milynn luong April 25, 2012 at 4:03 pm

    Very cute and dainty! I did the same thing with extra tissue paper from my birthday to decorate my office cubicle to give it some color.

  • Reply Mary April 26, 2012 at 1:24 am

    Super divine and pretty. And fantastically creative idea. πŸ™‚

  • Reply Janis April 28, 2012 at 10:21 pm

    I love flowering cherry trees and these paper blossoms look just like the real thing. Thanks for the tutorial Erin!

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