These pretty lights are inexpensive and easy to make. They are made mostly from material found at a dollar store. You can make several branches for a spray of cherry blossoms to decorate your room.
Step 1: What you will need
- White LED Christmas lights (battery powered) -you can pick these up on sale after Christmas or here.
- Tissue paper (shades of white and pink) -you can reuse old tissues from gift bags, it's okay if it's crinkly
- a Branch (I used dollar store flowers, though a real tree branch will do)
- Floral stem wrap tape (brown)
- Sand/ gravel or small stones
- Twist ties
- Glue (glue stick and craft glue)
- Scissors/rotary cutting tool
*If you use lights that need to be plugged into an outlet, you need a vase that you can cut a hole in to allow the plug through the bottom.
Step 2: Putting the lights on
Step 3: Preparing the tissue paper
Cut the 4 ply paper into squares 3 by 3 inches in size, you need one for each LED.
Step 4: Cutting the Blossoms
Step 5: Putting the blossoms on the branch
The cheap dollar store flowers that I was using had a plastic stamen at the centre. I was able to fit it on the tip of the LEDs so that it diffused the light nicely. If you don't have anything like this on your flowers or if you are using a real branch and you would like to diffuse the light on your LEDs you can sand the surface or put a dab of glue on it.
To assemble the blossoms on the branch, slip the hole of the blossom through the LEDs and secure on the branch with clear tape. I then glued the plastic stamen on. When the glue is dry ruffle up the layers of tissue paper so that they resemble a real cherry blossom