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Even though humankind has managed to fake fur, faux flowers are still very much hit or miss.
They come in a range of tacky shapes and sizes — and the few, tolerable facsimiles come at a stiff price.
Fortunately, false flora has never been so convincing or affordable than with this charming cherry blossom light tutorial from Christine Nast.
Dollar store materials and a bit of tissue paper prowess are all that's required for this truly pretty take on fake.
- white LED Christmas lights (battery powered)
- a branch/flowers (dollar store)
- floral stem wrap tape (brown)
- tissue paper (shades of white,pink)
- scissors/rotary cutting tool/pliers
- sand/gravel or small stones
- twist ties
Cherry blossom light how-to
- 1. Prune plastic branch and wrap/attach lights with twist ties.
- 2. Pour rocks into vase, hiding battery pack.
- 3. Cut 3x3-inch squares of layered tissue paper.
- 4. Fold the paper in half. Then fold the half-square into a cone, lining up the edges.
- 5. Cut a rounded half circle to make the blossom.
- 6. Glue the four layers of tissue paper together at the centre.
- 7. Poke hole in centre of flower and tape it over light.
- 8. (Optional) Detach fake flower stamen and glue on light (#9,#10). You can also diffuse the LED lights with glue.
- 9. Ruffle the tissue paper flowers and cover the stem and lights with floral stem wrap.