How to make miniature cherry blossom tree

Easy DIY Cherry Blossom Flowering Tree

Here's how to make your own easy DIY Cherry Blossom Flowering Tree. It's based on the same tree structure as the Halloween Twisted Trees, but prettier. Then just add cute little spring blossoms.

Really, it's easy. I've included a free PDF with written tutorial on how to make this cute Cherry Blossom Flowering Tree in the Paper Glitter Glue library.

So let's get started making the Easy DIY Cherry Blossom Flowering Tree.

Spring flowering paper tree with the Paper Mache Easter Egg Diorama and the Pull Toy Bunny

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Materials to make the Easy DIY Cherry Blossom Flowering Tree

  • Floral wire
  • Wire Cutters
  • Newspaper or brown packing paper
  • Collage medium
  • Gesso
  • Paint - shades of yellow and brown:
    • Fossilized Amber
    • Scattered Straw
    • Frayed Burlap
    • Brushed Corduroy
    • Walnut Stain
    • Ground Espresso
  • Crepe paper

Cherry Blossom Flowering Tree with the Miniature Irish Stone Cottage

Steps to make the Easy DIY Spring Blossom Tree:

  • Make the Spring Flowering Tree
  • Paint your Spring Twisted Tree
  • How to make the Cherry Blossoms
  • Glue your Blossoms on your little twisted tree

Make the Spring Flowering Tree

First make the Spring tree using the instructions in the Twisted Tree Tutorial.

Briefly, I'll go over the basic instructions here just to emphasize the main steps, but the Twisted Tree Tutorial has much more detail.

Cut the wire to size

So you need to cut your floral wire long enough to make the roots and the branches. Most of my trees are about 7 inches long with the trunk about 3-4 inches tall. That means you add 1-2 inches for the branches and roots.

The photo below shows the height of the Spring Blossom tree.

Twist several strands of wire together to make the branches and roots.

Vary the length of the branches so your tree will look more realistic.

Tear Strips of Paper to wrap around the wire

For the twisted trees I like to use brown packing paper that I save from packages I receive. Newspaper or tissue will work as well.

Use collage medium as the glue to secure the twisted paper around the wire

I like to use collage medium because it's in a little jar and is so easy to smear on the paper. But you can use plain white glue if you want.

Twist strands of paper-wrapped wire together

Now here is how you build the structure of the tree itself - by wrapping the paper-wrapped wire sections together.

If needed, add more branches or more thickness on the trunk

Sometimes I realize that I didn't make enough branches or that the trunk isn't thick enough, so I add extra paper-covered wires wherever needed.

Trim any exposed wire

On the Cherry Blossom Tree it's not as necessary to trim any exposed wire ends because you can just glue blossoms on the ends of the branches. Still I like to trim them just so the branches won't poke somebody.

Paint the Spring Blossom Tree

It's important to paint the Spring Tree so that it looks like a growing tree unlike the creepy, dead-looking trees I use on my Halloween houses.

Here's how to do it.

First here is the gesso primer layer.

If you look at tree bark closely, you notice that there is a lot of dimension, depth, and color variation in the bark. To mimic that color variation, I layer the paint starting with lighter colors gradually moving to darker ones just like I do when I paint a stone texture.

You can see the gradual build-up of color in the photos below.

Make the Cherry Blossoms to decorate your Spring Tree

Now that you have your tree done, make the cherry blossoms. You can see how I make the leaves in the photos and the video.

What are your Material options for the blossoms on your little tree?

You have some material choices for the cherry blossoms. One option is to use tissue paper which works, but it is a little more difficult to use because it tears easily.

For the second option you can use the crepe paper streamers you buy at a paper store or dollar  store. This paper is easier to work with than tissue paper and is still very inexpensive. But it is also a bit fragile.

What is the best option? It's a higher quality crepe paper that has more weight and body to it. Since this crepe paper twists beautifully and doesn't tear as readily, it is much easier to work with. I ordered it online since I didn't have a local store to purchase from.

See how much nicer this crepe paper twists. I love the way the wrinkles on the paper look like veins on a leaf.

Now cut a strip of green crepe paper to make the leaves

I cut a long strip of green crepe paper to make the leaves. Cut the paper along the grain of the wrinkly part of the crepe paper. The leaves look better that way.

Fold the green crepe paper strip back and forth about 1.5 inches long. That will be the part you cut to make the leaves.

Next cut the folded crepe paper into a diamond shape

What's nice here is that you don't have to worry about cutting individual leaves, just cut the corners off your folded rectangle for the leaves.

Here's the magic part of the making the leaves for your cherry blossoms

Just twist your crepe paper in the middle and now you have two leaves. Because of the twist, it makes an oval shape like a regular leaf. And the wrinkles in the crepe paper mimic the veins on the leaves.

Sometimes the leaves tear a little bit, but don't worry about it. When you glue your blossoms on the leaves  or onto the tree you can cover up that torn part.

Now to make the cherry blossoms

I experimented a little bit here. For this step I found the easiest way to make the blossoms for our springtime paper tree is to just cut a small rectangle of crepe paper and just roll it into a ball. It makes a very convincing little blossom with no stressful fussy cutting or folding.

Finally glue the cherry blossom to the center of the leaves

Plop down a blob of glue in the center of the pair of leaves and place the blossom in the glue. That's really all there is to it. Now you can be as picky as you want about tucking in edges of the paper, but I don't worry it. After all this is still a twisted tree - not some precise work of art.

And just glue your blossoms on your tree

This is the easiest step of all. Just glue your blossoms wherever you think they are needed on your little Springtime twisted tree. For this step you can totally cover the tree with a burst of blooms or just add a few blossoms. Now it's all up to you.

I just squeeze some glue on the branch where I want the blossom to go and place the spring blossom there. Sometimes they move a little bit, but it's ok.

So you have finished your Easy DIY Cherry Blossom tree! What to do with it? Use it around one of your little glitter houses, your Easter decor, or even to decorate a cake. You'll find that people just like to look at it.

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Folk remedies to increase the yield of cherries

Summer residents often observe lush cherry blossoms, which please the eye and saturate the air with a delicate aroma, but as a result, few berries appear. It seems as if something is preventing the tree from bearing fruit, but usually the opposite is true - it lacks something. Popular wisdom will tell you exactly what.


It is very difficult to make an adult cherry tree grown on loamy and poorly prepared soil abundantly bear fruit. Experienced gardeners know that this crop prefers light sandy soil with a neutral acid-base reaction. On acidic soil, cherries become ill with coccomycosis, a fungal infection that drastically reduces productivity, undermines the tree's immunity and can cause its death in winter.

If the ground in your area is dense, then the bottom of the pit for the seedling should be tamped down and a layer should be made to neutralize the excess acidity of the soil. Furnace ash is perfect for this purpose. Pour a liter jar into the prepared pit, and on top you can add another layer of charcoal (about 5 cm).

This filter will prevent acidification of the soil at the roots of the tree.

The soil extracted from the pit is mixed with ash, rotted compost, sand and complex fertilizer for cherry trees. The proportions are as follows: 3 parts of earth, 1 part of sand, 1 part of compost, a liter can of ash and fertilizer, the amount of which is measured in accordance with the instructions.

In order to maintain the neutral balance of the soil around the tree for all subsequent seasons, twice a year (in spring and autumn) pour a half-liter jar of ash onto the near-stem circle and mulch the surface with dry grass or compost. The potassium contained in the ash is quickly absorbed, promotes the formation of ovaries and abundant fruiting.


An additional effect of reducing the acidity of the soil is given by preparations that have calcium in their composition. Ready-made fertilizers can be replaced with crushed eggshells. It is used both for mulching and for making liquid top dressing.

To prepare an infusion, add powder from 4-5 crushed shells to a liter of boiling water and leave for several days, stirring regularly. The earth along the perimeter of the near-stem circles is pierced with a pitchfork and this area is watered with the resulting infusion (0.5 l of concentrate per bucket of water).

The hard shell of raw eggs is considered more nutritious for plants. In any home, this material accumulates in abundance if the family loves scrambled eggs.

A shell of boiled eggs is not too rich in trace elements, but it is quite suitable for mulching the garden.


Very often, when planting bushes or trees, a coin is tossed to the bottom of the pit. It is not known whether this is only due to belief, or whether the metal (the copper composition from which the Soviet penny was made) really enriches the soil.

At the end of the last century, scientists from the city of Kirovograd IP Ivanko carried out serious research in this direction. With their help, it was found that metal objects placed in the soil at some distance from each other (several pieces of steel wire or tin cans) under the influence of the Earth's geomagnetic field and catalysts in the form of water, sun and fertilizers create a kind of battery for electrical appliances.

The movement of microcurrents accelerates chemical reactions occurring in the soil, breaks down nutrient molecules and forms free ions, which are more easily absorbed by plant roots, heal trees and increase yields. Therefore, it will be useful to use such an unusual method of feeding cherries.

It is only necessary to keep in mind that metal objects buried in the ground rust and collapse under the influence of moisture. After about three years, new tin cans or pieces of scrap iron will have to be buried in the garden.


Another original way to make cherries bear fruit is to throw a handful of pure river sand into the crown of a flowering tree. Experienced gardeners find this simple technique very effective.

Fine sand particles will not damage branches or petals, and pollen will be shaken off the stamens. This action will improve the cross-pollination of the cherry tree and, as a result, will spur the formation of fruits. The method is somewhat similar to tapping on the stems of vegetable crops growing in greenhouses, where insects rarely fly.


Ocean plants and inhabitants are rich in iodine, a rare microelement in nature. Therefore, fishmeal and algae are often used to feed garden trees. In addition, fertilizers from these natural materials contain hormones, enzymes and vitamins that contribute to the flowering and fruiting of cherries.

In the warm season, a large amount of algae can be found in the surf on the beaches of any coast. Marine plants should be collected damp. Only fresh and not too strong-smelling specimens are suitable.

The found material is washed with running water to get rid of sand, dirt and excess salt. The washed seaweed is put into a large container (barrel, bucket), completely filled with cold water and left to cook for about a month.

The formulation should be thoroughly mixed every 2-3 days and its odor assessed. If the fertilizer has ceased to smell sharply of ammonia, then it has acquired the desired consistency and is ready for use. After filtering this nutrient liquid, fruit trees can be watered.

Since the fertilizer contains phosphorus, it will be most useful at the end of August, when the crop is harvested and the tree is preparing for a difficult winter and a new season. The rest of the algae in the barrel can be reused, but the value of such a composition is reduced.

Residents of central Russia, far from seaside resorts, can use dry kelp bought at a pharmacy or an Asian grocery store to feed the garden. The powder is simply poured onto tree trunks. It gradually softens, and nutrients are absorbed into the soil.

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