After long winters one of the first signs of spring is beautiful cherry trees blossoming. To celebrate this beautiful creation, I am going to show you how to make a sweet cherry blossom wreath. It can be hung on your front door, a shed door, on a window or wall, or on a greenhouse door. You name it this pretty cherry blossom wreath will look pretty anywhere.
Cherry blossoms are quite magical. Stand under a cherry tree in spring and you will see what I am saying. Then wait for a small breeze for the pure joy to overtake you as these delicate little blossoms shower down on you. Who would have ever thought that such a small flower could have such an impact.
Their season is short so to keep the magic alive consider the everlasting allure of faux flowers with a faux cherry blossom wreath. I guarantee that this spring wreath diy is easy, inexpensive and such a beautiful addition to your spring home decor.
Let’s get started on this project.
If you want to make a wood heart wreath like the one I have used, please follow Steps 1 – 3.
You can always find heart forms at the craft store if you aren’t interested in making one.
If you wish to use something else for the base such as a grapevine wreath, skip to Step 4.
Step 1 – Selecting a heart shape
The first step when you are making a wood heart the first thing you need to do is pick a heart shape you like. I simply took a piece of paper folded it in half and drew a heart shape on the one half. Cut it out and gave it to my husband to cut it out in wood.
If you do not want to free hand it, then select a shape on your computer and print it out on a piece of paper. Cut the heart out.
Then place it on top of the wood and trace around it.
Step 2 – Cutting the wood
Cut the wood out with a jigsaw.
Then sand the edges with a belt sander.
Next hand sand the edges so the edges are not sharp.
Drill two holes at the top of either side of the heart.
Step 3 – Paint the heart
Paint the entire heart including the edges with pink acrylic paint. Leave to dry completely.
If you are hanging the heart on a french door or on a window, paint the back as well so that it is nicely finished.
You may need two coats of paint to get full coverage.
With a round brush, place your brush into water and then take off excess water by placing on a paper towel. Then lightly tap the brush into the white paint and then dab it onto the heart. If it looks like solid paint, place the brush into water again, lightly tap off and then dilute the white paint with water on the brush so that the white paint blurs. Basically it is going to create a cloudy effect over the paint paint.
Do not cover too much of the pink. Think of a summer sky with clouds floating by and place watered down white in some areas and not in others.
Step 4 – Making cherry blossom branches
If you have cherry blossom stems that is wonderful so please skip this step. The ones in the photo below were purchased through Amazon. Click this link, if you are interested. If you decide to purchase them, I will earn a small commission at no extra cost to you.
If not, take your cherry blossom garlands and clip the cherry blossoms off with wire cutters so that you have singular cherry blossoms.
This would be a good time to look at photos of real cherry blossom branches so that you can copy them more realistically. I found that cherry blossom branches have clusters of blossoms here and there.
Take a branch or real twigs, lay it down and start gluing small clusters of cherry blossoms on. Be sure to wrap all the way around the branch so that it is 3 dimensional.
Make 5 to 7 branches. Some can be small and some can be longer. The longest one should be just a little longer than the width of your wreath.
There are different methods of making cherry blossom branches so you could always search them us and see what you like.
If you were not able to find faux cherry blossoms, you can always make the blooms out of white tissue paper and paper cherry blossom branches are also an option.
Step 5 – Attaching cherry blossom branches to wreath form
Lay your wreath form down on a table top and take some time to lay out the branches in different ways until you find a pattern that is pleasing to you.
Simply place a good sized amount of hot glue and then press the branch into it. Then place a bit of hot glue behind any petals that reach the wood form to secure the whole branch into place.
Below are photos of the process I followed to lay out my cherry blossom branches.
Step 6 – Attaching lace ribbon
Starting at the front push the lace ribbon through the hole in the heart wreath.
Place a good amount of glue on the back and press the ribbon into the glue. Let dry.
Repeat the same procedure on the other side. Make sure that the ribbon is not twisted and lays nicely from one side to the other.
Step 7 – Make a bow or bows
I decided I wanted to make two bows of different materials so I created a lace bow to match the ribbon used to hold up the wreath and I also made a pink chiffon bow.
Simply find the middle of the ribbon holding the wreath. It is easy to do this if you hang the wreath up and level it. Then simply tie a bow around the most middle part of the ribbon used to hold the wreath. Optional tie another bow.
Now it is time to find a wonderful spot to hang this beautiful new wreath. Here are a few examples of where to hang or how to style.
This season wreath will look great on your front door to great all your guests.
Or you can hang it on a shed or greenhouse door.
It will also look lovely hanging in front of a window.
You could also hang it over a mirror inside your home.
Or even on a picket fence. It is all up to you where you want to see this beautiful wreath hanging.
This seasonal wreath should have a good life because you could put it up prior to Valentine’s day and keep it up right through spring.
I hope you enjoyed making this pretty cherry blossom wreath. Please leave a comment below as I love hearing from all of you. Let me know if there is anything else in the world of beautiful wreaths that you would like to see me make. It is still winter so there is lots of time for me to come up a few more diy spring wreath ideas!
Looking for more inspo?
How about a Valentine’s or spring wall hanger? Just click here.
Or how about a sweet cherry blossom painting that is so easy. Just click here.
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