Dye a coffee filter with red food colouring (this is the same technique used here)
If you will be using tissue paper, skip to step 3 by simply cutting a square of 2 1/2″and fold it in half to form a rectangle (sorry I forgot to number the pictures)
1. Fold coffee filter in half to form a semi circle and cut vertically in half
2. Trim edges to form a rectangle.
3. Fold over from left to right towards the centre, and
4. Again from right to left towards centre to form a cone.
8. Using very diluted paint or food colouring (I used water colour), paint a circle in the middle
9. Allow paint to dry and add some small brown dots
10. Pinch flower from the bottom, twist a little to form a cherry blossom
The darker shade of pink in the centre and the small dots enhance the look of the cherry blossom, making it look more realistic.
It’s such an easy craft and the results, in my opinion, are so adorable. The hardest part of this craft is venturing into the garden or the woods to find the perfect branch to stick these little beauties to.
I stuck mine with little dabs of glue. I have also found some other great tutorials for you to take a look, here and here and while you’re at it, please take a look here for a fantastic way to make those plastic cherry sprays look extra beautiful.