Tissue Paper Flowers

diy cherry blossom flowers from tissue paper

This time of year I simply can’t get enough flowers. However, as much I love the look and scent of fresh flowers, I can’t justify spending lots of money on something that will end up in the garbage in a few days. DeDe from Designed Décor offers a budget-friendly solution with her tissue paper cherry blossoms. DeDe created her blooms from tissue paper and then hot glued them onto branches. It is amazing how real they look!

diy cherry blossom flowers from tissue paper

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Easter Egg Branches Centerpiece

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Andrea from Queen of Kings fell in love with a lovely Easter display of cherry blossom branches and hanging eggs but couldn’t justify spending an exorbitant amount of money on some fake eggs. That’s where a little creativity and craft store supplies came into play! Andrea stretched her money by doctoring up paper mache eggs with paint, ribbon, and lettering from the computer. She got almost the exact look of her inspiration, but it only cost her $7!

easter egg branches centerpiece inspired by pottery barn

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Faux Flower Branches

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When it comes to buying faux floral stems, it seems the options are to settle for plastic-y looking stems or pay absurd prices like $40 per stem! Mary from At Home on the Bay found a way around the dilemma by gluing the blooms from inexpensive craft store stems onto tree branches for a much more realistic look. Mary is so right when she says, “The sticks add that natural element that is missing from the plastic stems.”

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Decorative Fireplace Screen

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Vone at Vone Inspired needed to update her fireplace but couldn’t afford to buy a $200 screen. Since her family doesn’t use the fireplace, Vone decided she could make something that might not be functional but could at least add to the style of the space.  She did just that by building a screened frame and adding real branches and leaves cut from a soda can. When it’s all spray painted, it looks amazingly like an iron fireplace screen!

decorative fireplace screen

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Christmas Bucket Advent

Counting down the days until Christmas is a source of excitement for kids throughout the month of December. Caroline from The Feminist Housewife created an awesome bucket and branch advent calendar that totally rivals the Pottery Barn inspiration. I know this has been around for awhile, but I still just love it. Not to mention, [...Read More]

Branches and Cups Hanging Advent

Opening the little doors on our advent calendar was always so exciting when I was a kid. (And there wasn’t even any candy inside. Imagine that!) Macey from Olivia Renn created a unique suspended advent from apple tree branches and spray painted plastic cups. The plastic cups were pure genius. They are about as thrifty [...Read More]