How to make a DIY origami cherry blossom tree with willow branches

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how to make a diy cherry blossom tree from willow branches



You’ll need:

paper twine (or twist up some dark paper)
glue (hot glue or PVA will do)
paper fasteners
little pliers (any kind)
branches (I bought mine at a local florist for $15 but you could just find some if you have trees in your area!)

The Diagram

Screen shot 2013 10 28 at 4.43.58 pm

Extra Instructions

Use paper that is 3 x 3 inches to start, I then used paper that was a bit smaller to vary the size of the flowers.

When your making such small origami, use tweezers to hold and fold, especially this fold:

Extra instructions

To attach the blossoms onto the blossoms, you could simply use a hot glue gun, or if desperate, sticky tape.

I instead stuck paper fasteners to the backs of the flowers and used pliers to gently squeeze them onto the branches, I can then reposition them pretty easily without breaking the willow branches.

I also hung some origami cranes from the branches using fishing line, you can view my post on a variety of origami cranes here.

To make the blossoms a bit neater I used the glue to stick the folds on the back down, and also instead of cutting and then folding in between the petals, I just cut out where I wanted there to be a gap.

For the little blossom buds, I used the paper twine and glued the buds onto the ends, and then glued them to the branches.

I used big rocks I got from the beach to weigh down the vase that I used, this could also be attached to the wall at a more horizontal angle.


Video Tutorial

I used 6×6 inch paper in the video tutorial, I would suggest using 3 x 3 inch paper for your tree.

I also remade the pentagon video, I have found this method easier to remember and follow ⬇

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Hi! I'm Chrissy and I run this website, I'm 28 and I live in Australia, with my husband and daughter. I've been blogging here since 2009 and I try to post about once a week, sometimes more, sometimes less. My day job is graphic designer & web developer. Other things about me: I love sci-fi series and films 👽, vampire themed dramas 👻, Japanese anime, Korean dramas and K-pop. I have 2 pet bunnies 🐰, my favourite food is strawberries 🍓, I'm vegan 💚 and love the beach 🌊. I also love painting with acrylics, needle felting 💕 and crocheting cute amigurumis. 🎨

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