Cherry Blossom DIY

There are times when I get these fantastic ideas that I can do DIY. This particular time my boyfriend responded to my fantastic idea with “Babe, please be careful. And maybe buy a small burn kit.” Clearly he had little faith in me.

So what was this crazy idea you ask? Well my blogging friend Ronnie wrote this post about flowers and proceeded to showcase some gorgeous photos. This post got my mind thinking about Cherry Blossoms. I could not get them outta my head and I knew that I had to do some sort of project with it.

On one of my many Pinterest binges I had found this project that seemed pretty easy to do. Trouble was I found it boring. Truth be told I think most things that are in my wheel house in the craft department, boring. So I wanted to spice it up.

On a few different blogs I had learned about wood burning. So the crazy girl that I am, I decided to combine the projects. Here is what I did, step by step:


1) First I gathered my materials: Paint (brown and pink), slab of wood, paintbrush, wood burning pen.


2) Next I stenciled my design in pencil and burned it into the wood with my new pen. For the record not a burn was had on that day!

Burnt Wood

3) Next I took a water bottle and painted by Cherry Blossom’s Pinterest style.

Blossom Time

4) Finished up by coloring in the burnt wood tree trunk brown and cleaned up a bit of the errors.

Cherry Blosson

Now the project isn’t perfect nor what I had envisioned in my head. If I do it again I would take more time and make my burns darker. I would also probably look for a softer wood so the wood would burn easier. Also, I would be a little more careful with the pain as clearly I made a few errors. But all in all it was not too bad for a beginner DIY and now I have a Cherry Blossom in my home all year round 🙂

So bloggers what do you think of my Cherry Blossom DIY?