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DIY Paper Flower Cherry Blossoms with Free Templates

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Cherry blossoms bring the lightness and freshness of spring to life when they bloom. Today I will teach you how to make paper cherry blossom flowers with my free printable cherry blossom templates and SVG cut files for Cricut. Keep reading to learn all the supplies you need to make your own paper cherry blossom branch papercraft!

These cherry blossoms paper flowers are easy enough for any beginner can do, and while they do take some patience, the result is well worth it!

For more beginner-friendly paper flowers, check out the 21 Best Paper Flower Tutorials for Beginners. Additionally, you may enjoy downloading these 15 free Spring Time SVG cut files!

How to make Paper Cherry Blossom Flowers step by step – Video Tutorial

Watch the full video tutorial to make these paper cherry blossoms. Don’t forget to download the free printable cherry blossom templates and SVG cut files below! You can also keep reading for a picture overview tutorial. Save this project for later here

Free paper cherry blossom templates for Cricut.

Supplies for Paper Cherry Blossom Branches

DIY paper flower tutorial. Spring paper cherry blossom templates.

Download the Free Cherry Blossom Templates

These paper cherry blossom templates are free to download in the Abbi Kirsten Craft Vault when you join my community! Once you set your password via the email sent to you, enter the Vault, and search at the top with the keyword “cherry blossoms” or design #495.

Already have an account. Log in here and download the flower templates!

Need help entering the Vault? Read this helpful post here. 

Cutting the Templates by Hand or with Your Cricut Machine

These cherry blossom templates are easy enough to cut by hand with a pair of scissors, although they will take more patience. I recommend a Cricut or other type of cutting machine to help you make your paper flowers.

Need help choosing a Cricut? Read my Cricut buyer’s guide here.

Cherry Blossom Template Petal Count

Cherry blossoms do not necessarily have an exact petal count because every branch is different but in my tutorial, I used 2 base petal layers and 2 center layers (one larger, one smaller) to make 1 blossom.

Each of my two branches had approximately 30 base petal layers and 30 center petal layers for a total of 15 finished buds. But be free with this. If you want a fuller longer branch then you would need to double the petal count. Watch the video tutorial here to see the whole process.

Cherry Blossom Paper Flower Tutorial

DIY paper cherry blossom tutorial. Download free printable cherry blossom templates and SVG cut files for Cricut.
  1. Cut out your cherry blossom petals using our free templates (download above). Suggested petal count listed above.
  2. Use your distress ink to add a bit of ink to the center of each bud. Use the Paper Blooms Shaping Mat and the smallest dotting tool to add some freckles to each bud. These steps are optionally but really bring the cherry blossoms to life.
  3. Roll the center of each bud on the shaping mat and toolset applying firm pressure and a circular motion to the center.
  4. Shape a small loop at the top of your 22 gauge floral wire with your pliers. Bend the loop at a 90-degree angle.
  5. Use your detail scissors to punch a hole through the center of one base petal. Then thread the wire up to the loop at the top.
  6. Add hot glue to the center and place the second base petal over the first sandwiching the 90-degree bent loop between the two layers.
  7. Layer together the two center pieces of the cherry blossom, the smaller center inside the larger one. Glue the stamen to the center of the stemmed bud.
  8. Wrap the wire with brown floral tape to complete your paper cherry blossom bud.
  9. Repeat steps 2-8 until you have completed 15-30 buds. Watch the full cherry blossom video tutorial here.

Building the Paper Cherry Blossom Branches

  1. After you have built at least 15 buds, begin to form clusters of 3-7 by wrapping them together with floral tape.
  2. Cover your thicker 18-gauge wire with matching brown floral tape and begin adding the paper cherry blossom clusters to the center wire piece by wrapping them with floral tape.
  3. Repeat this process until you are happy with the fullness of your paper cherry blossom branches!

These paper cherry blossoms are perfect for a vase, table centerpiece, or mantel decor!

Did you enjoy this free cherry blossom template and tutorial? Save this project on Pinterest here!

More Free Spring Crafts and SVG Cut Files

Looking for more springtime inspiration? Check out all these free crafts and SVG cut files from my fellow craft bloggers!

The image shows 15 free SVG cut files for springtime including paper flowers, paper crafts and easter designs.

Frequently Asked Questions About Making Paper Cherry Blossom Branches

What paper should I use to make the cherry blossoms?

65-pound weighted cardstock or 176gsm is best for making these cherry blossoms.

How many blossoms should be on one branch?

For my tutorial, I made 15-20 buds per branch, but you can make more or less depending on your particular style.

How do I download the templates?

The free cherry blossom templates can be found in my Freebie Vault. If you have not yet created a free account, you can do so here and use the keyword “cherry blossom” once logged in to find the free templates.

DIY paper cherry blossom tutorial. Download free printable cherry blossom templates and SVG cut files for Cricut.

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  1. Abbi,
    These cherry blossoms are gorgeous! Thank you for making this project and sharing the how-to’s with us. I am excited to make them.