As winter fades away and the warmth of spring approaches, what better way to welcome the season than with a bouquet of spring blossoms? Better yet, these blossoms made of paper will never turn into leaves, but remain a sweet reminder of spring all year long.
So easy, even the youngest hands can help to create!
Get started on these lovely blooms with a few simple supplies!
-2 colors of tissue paper (I chose white and bold pink because I love the contrast, but any colors will do.)
– a jar, vase, or pot
– small branches
– a hot glue gun
– a ruler
Step 1: Begin by taking a field trip to your local park or your own backyard. Select a few branches from the ones that have fallen on the ground. Strip off any leaves or extra twigs that you don’t want. (I left a few leaves on my branches.)
Step 2: Arrange your branches in your jar or vase. I had this lovely mason jar in my collection and it ended up being perfect for this project. However, you can use a garden pot as well. Just add some pebbles to hold your branches in.
Step 3: Prepare your tissue paper petals by cutting paper into 2 1/2″ squares > fold each square in half > then fold in half again.
Fold each square into a triangle and cut 3 scallops into one end as shown. Unfold your petal and set aside.
Step 4: For the centers of the flowers, cut 1 1/2″ squares > fold in half > and fold in half again.
Fold each square into a triangle and use scissors round the edge of the triangle and cut a fringe into the rounded part. Unfold the center and set aside.
Step 6: Make as many blossoms as you need, then use a dab of hot glue to secure your blossoms to the branches.
Once you are happy with your arrangement, set your creation in a special place where it will remind you of the joy of spring all season long!
Happy Valentine’s Day!
Play. Create. Grow.