How To Make An Origami Cherry Blossom Tree With Willow Branches

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Learn how to make this beautiful DIY display using willow branches and origami cherry blossoms, download the diagram, watch the video tutorial.

You’ll need:

how to make a diy cherry blossom tree from willow branches
  • paper
  • scissors
  • tweezers
  • 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

download the diagrams I used to make the cherry blossoms 

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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