Making Our Own Sakura

Added on by the ikebana shop.

The temperatures in Halifax are still mostly below zero but we thought we'd hurry spring up a bit by making our own cherry blossom branch!

It's not a real cherry tree branch.  Probably maple. 

We made the flowers using Japanese watermark tissue.  It's very light, just like sakura petals.  Looks delicate but actually the tissue is quite strong.

Each petal was hand-cut.  The flowers were formed by rolling and twisting the petals together.

Then, the blooms were glued onto the branch!

It's hanging on our shop window.  Please come and see.  Hope you like it!

We have a selection of Japanese watermark tissues available at the shop.  Perhaps for your next project? :-)

(Photos by the ikebana shop.  All rights reserved.)