Creating a fake cherry blossom tree is a great way to bring the beauty of nature into a home or office interior. Cherry blossom trees, also known as cherry trees, are deciduous trees that bloom with delicate pink and white flowers in early to mid-spring. These trees are popular landscaping feature in many gardens and public spaces. With a few simple supplies and a little creativity, it is possible to craft a refreshing, pleasant atmosphere with a beautiful artificial cherry blossom tree.
Materials and Supplies
The materials required to craft a faux cherry blossom tree are lightweight, affordable and readily available from craft stores or online. A handful of faux cherry blossoms, a length of pipe cleaner or flexible wire, and florist’s foam are needed to shape the tree. The florist’s foam can be roughly shaped into a tree-like shape, while a length of pipe cleaner provides a structural frame and holds the foam together.
Assembly and Preparation
To assemble the tree, begin by shaping the foam into a tree-like structure and securing it with the pipe cleaner. Next, trim the fake cherry blossoms into pieces of varying sizes and attach them to the foam with glue. The blossoms will be lightweight, so it is important to ensure the pipe cleaner is strong enough to hold the tree upright, while the glue will help keep all of the pieces in place.
Faux Tree Care and Maintenance
A good way to maintain the beauty of a fake cherry blossom tree is to place it away from direct sunlight and artificial light sources, as these can fade the color of the blossoms over time. Additionally, dust the tree with a soft-bristled brush to keep any dirt or dust from settling on the blossoms. It is also important to check the integrity of the frame and suction of the glue regularly, to make sure they are still firmly in place.
The beauty of a cherry blossom tree comes from its cascading array of delicate, brightly colored blossoms, so it is important to select a vibrant, colorful type of faux blossom when making the tree. Additionally, consider including other colors and sizes of fake blossoms, as this will provide a fuller, more realistic appearance. For a finishing touch, artificial greenery such as roses, ivy, and evergreens can be added as a natural bush or as a wreath encircling the tree.
Alternative Decorations for a Fake Cherry Blossom Tree
In addition to the traditional faux cherry blossom tree, there are a few clever alternatives for decorating the tree. Small ornaments and pieces of fabric can be tied to the tree’s branches with mini-clothespins to give the tree a festive look. Another option is to hang faux cherry blossoms with thin pieces of fishing wire or clear thread and hang them from the top of the tree to create a unique, cascading effect.
Constructing a faux cherry blossom tree is a simple project that can really brighten up any interior. Not only are they pleasant to look at, they require minimal maintenance to keep them looking their best. With a few basic supplies and some creativity, it is possible to create a beautiful, eye-catching decoration that will bring a bit of the outdoors in.