Cherry Blossom Flowers

By Megan Murray Elsener

Each year at the end of March, the National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, D.C., celebrates springtime and signifies friendship. Let spring bloom inside your home with this easy stamp project to create your own bright pink cherry blossom trees.


1. Pick a 16-ounce plastic bottle that has a five point star-shaped bottom. Empty and dry the plastic bottle to use as your stamper.

2. Using brown paint and a brush, freehand draw a tree with multiple branches on the canvas. Make sure to leave room to stamp your flowers around the branches. Let dry before stamping flowers.

3. Pour some pink paint on the plate and dip the bottom of the plastic bottle into the paint to completely cover the star-shaped bottom.

4. Carefully stamp and press the paint-filled bottom around the branches of the tree to create flowers. Repeat to create as many cherry blossom flowers as desired. Once it’s dry, hang your spring masterpiece and enjoy.



• White canvas or thick paper
• Empty 16-ounce plastic bottle
• Pink and brown paint
• Paintbrush
• Paper or plastic disposable plate

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