I love SPRING – blooming flowers, birds singing, the fresh breezy air…. what’s not to LOVE. Unfortunately in our northern part of the continent – there is hardly any blooming in sight – there’s the tiny crocuses that just opened up but definitely no real sign of spring. So I decided to create spring and bring blooming cherry blossoms into my living room – just in time for Easter. The inspiration came from Martha Stewart’s Crepe Paper Spring Birds – but she used real blooming branches for her birds in this shot – I wanted to create a similar look with artificial flowers and willow branches. This is a definite WOW statement in our living room right now!
I had these great curly willow branches sitting around in the garage ( I got them about 6 months ago from my neighbours – just randomly they told my husband that they cut some willow for me – knowing that I LIKE decorative branches in my home – we have AWESOME neighbours by the way.) I picked up some artificial cherry blossoms and hot glued them to the branches. It was such an easy project with LOTS of IMPACT! This will probably hang around till summer ;P I love looking at it – again – there are no blooms around outside. lol
At first I added these 2 cute birds I had, in fuchsia and blue. But then, as I was finishing the wreath, I thought they looked cute there too…
… so I added the birds here. I NEED to find more birds now.
These are the branches I used for my flowers. To make the wreath I curled the branches to make a circle and tied crafting wire to hold them in place.
For the branches, I just picked off the flower heads and hot glued to the branches. I used 7 cherry blossom branches for both projects, at a $1 each. So both the wreath and the branches totalled amazingly ONLY $7 (as I already had the supplies).
This was a fun project I did in the duration Chinatown, a Roman Polanski movie with Jack Nickolson on a Saturday night.
I’haven’t done many projects (as I wasn’t feeling well…) but now it’s great to pull out the craft box and heat up that old glue gun.