DIY West Elm Inspired Paper Flower Branches
Have you been in West Elm lately? They have a gorgeous flower shop within the store featuring a myriad of paper flowers. I was smitten by the paper flower quinces but the DIYer in me took a closer look and said, “I can DIY that!” So this week I gathered some branches that had fallen off the oak trees in our yard and using pruning shears to clip them into single sticks.
The tissue paper flowers are so easy to make and such a great way to bring spring into your home. I bet you’re going to want to start gathering sticks before you finish reading this post!
Here’s one way to arrange them: place them in assorted vases for a simple table arrangement. They would also be lovely in the living room on a side table or in the foyer on a narrow table.
2. Cut the tissue paper into 1.5″ pieces. They don’t have to be perfect squares. The more random the shapes are the more organic the flowers will look.
3. Shape one tissue paper piece into a flower shape by folding it in half then bunching it up towards the bottom.
4. Add a small dot of hot glue on one of the branches then quickly stick the tissue paper flower on it. Repeat adding about 3-4 flowers per branch.