Monday, 6 March 2017

Forsythia stems - a quick tutorial

 I love the colors and blossoms of spring and the vivid yellow of the forsythia is one of my favorites.
So eye-catching and cheerful! just what we need to see after the drab winter days.  Rather than cut some stems this year, so that i can let them flower away outside for all to see, I thought I could try to make some faux forsythia stems using tissue paper.
This was orginally posted back in March 2015.

So here's what I did:  all very easy!

Gathered some bare branches  and bought some bright yellow tissue paper.


I drew a very simplistic template which resembles a star fish and placed this on lots of layers of tissue paper at once so you can cut out lots of flowers quickly.


I then fanned out several layers of the flower and pinched them together tightly in the middle to make a blossom.

Using my hot glue gun I began to glue them onto the branches - warning you WILL burn your fingers!!


And TAH DAH!!! A finished stem of vibrant yellow forsythia which you can use anywhere in your home for lovely spring decorating!


Hope you enjoyed and even get to make some!

I am pleased to be linking with Really Crafty Link Party HERE




Thanks !

39 comments:

  1. How, love Christine, talented gal you are.Blessings Francine.

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  2. I just love this!!! What a easy and cute tutorial. It looks so much like spring sitting there.

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  3. So impressive, a real inspiration.

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  4. This is just the thing to brighten my room. I do not have a green thumb!

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  5. So cute and very impressive. I am not sure how you come up with all these ideas :) Very talented!
    Kim

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  6. I love this! Thank you so much for sharing!
    Blessings, Patti

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  7. Well, I'll just say I'm quite impressed with your faux forsythia. So springy and realistic looking!

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  8. What a wonderful idea, thank you for sharing. Prudence says "hi", but she is busy looking for yellow tissue paper.

    Our local nursery told me that if you pick them before they bloom and put them in warm water they will flower.

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  9. WHOA!!!! What a great idea! Thanks for sharing. Smiles & Blessings

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  10. very pretty and so lifelike.

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  11. That is such a great idea. And it looks awesome!

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  12. What a great idea Christine, thanks for sharing! Love forsythia, I can hardly wait for ours to burst out in those lovely yellow blooms.

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  13. awesome idea and they look terrific.

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  14. How pretty and simple too! Thanks for sharing.

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  15. So stinkin cool.
    Thank you for sharing,
    Woolie hugs

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  16. such a great way to bring a little spring into the home, they look great! I can't remember the company but they make little rubber finger tips that are heat resistant that you use while using your glue gun :)

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  17. My sweet friend, this is brilliant! I absolutely love your flowers and will have to try my hand at some. Thank you for sharing with Roses of Inspiration. Hugs to you!

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  18. Lovely, and a very well written post, too. :)

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  19. These are amazingly realistic looking! Want to try these myself - thanks for the tutorial!

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  20. Hi Christine,

    How sweet and considerate of you to leave the real forsythia stems to bloom and beautify their landscape, which is in great need of their precious presence, after such a long and cold winter!

    Your faux forsythia stems are equally enchanting and look very at home in their new, cozy, habitat!

    Happy Spring!

    Poppy

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  21. That is just so clever. So very pretty!

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  22. It’s such a great post! Awesome! I like your style of writing and your photos!
    I know how much time it requires to keep updating your blog, but don’t stop doing it!)

    Diana Cloudlet
    http://www.dianacloudlet.com/

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  23. Beautiful Christine! I love what you did here!

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  24. What a GREAT idea! Thank you so much for sharing.

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  25. These are so pretty Christine.. You are so creative. I want to make some, too! Thank you for sharing this.
    Blessings, Tamara

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  26. These are so pretty Christine.. You are so creative. I want to make some, too! Thank you for sharing this.
    Blessings, Tamara

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  27. These are so awesome, Christine. I love forsythia and what a wonderful way to be able to add them to your Spring decor. Thanks for the great tutorial. Pinning Cathy

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  28. Your flowers turned out great, so perfect for spring. Thank you for sharing the tutorial at The Really Crafty Link party. Pinned!

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  29. Great idea! Looks very realistic.

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  30. they look just like the real thing and hopefully will last longer! #RealCraftyLinkParty

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  31. Oh my, this is awesome! Will have to show the girls this. Love it!
    Betsy

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  32. Love your idea, Christine.. Love Spring, too.. Nice to drop by, sweet friend.. xo

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  33. You made beautiful flowers and you have a sunny spring home. Regards.

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  34. such a great idea and they look oh so pretty in the jar!!

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  35. Yes, yes, and yes! OMG I love these and they are going to be made this week! Thanks so much Christine.

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