As I mentioned in this post, it is still quite chilly here. While it is technically spring, we had a light flurry this morning, but then it was sunny and glorious by the afternoon. The trees seem to understand the sunshine is just a ruse. They are keeping their buds tucked safe within their branches.
Growing up in the fertile central valley of California, spring arrived early. Driving on the outskirts of town, I would pass orchard after orchard of blossoms--almond, cherry, peach and more.
Last year, I decided I would have to create some of my own blossom-laden branches. This craft is really simple and fast and the effect is beautiful. Little ones can certainly help with this one.
DIY Spring Blossom Branches
- Fallen branches (check your yard or wooded areas)
- OR naked floral bunches (I had stripped some floral bunches of their huge red blossoms to decorate for a fundraiser. These worked perfectly because they had a few tiny leaves left.)
- White glue
- Light pink tissue paper
1. Tear off a small piece of tissue paper.
2. Twist and crumple the piece.
3. Glue the "blossom" onto a branch.
Here's what it looks like with the natural branches. These were on the front porch last year.
And the floral/plastic branches.