Sakura season has begun, and the beautiful photos of cherry blossoms in Japan that are flooding my social media feeds have me especially envious of those getting to enjoy the beautiful views. Not one to be discouraged, I decided to look for a way to enjoy the beauty from afar—of course, I settled on crafts!
Paper Guru has lots of videos on wrapping techniques, but her sakura gift wrapping tutorial is definitely a favorite of mine. This is a lovely wrapping idea that’s perfect for Easter and spring birthdays gifts, but it’s so beautiful it could be used year-round.
Another option for anyone seeking inspiration for spring gifts, kagisippo has a video on how to make a beautiful sakura pop-up card that’s actually fairly simple to put together. The description also includes a link to download the free template. Pair this with the above idea and you’ll win the award for prettiest wrapping theme ever!
If you’re looking for a particularly easy paper craft, try making Nina’s origami cherry blossom craft. I love projects like this since it could be used for a multitude of things, such as table or desk scatter, scrapbook or journal ephemera, an addition to another paper craft, and garland…just to name a few!
More a resin crafter with a penchant for Gudetama? Flying Mio has you covered with her sakura-themed Gudetama resin trinket box tutorial. I would say this would be a great gift, but I imagine it would be very difficult to make this and not keep it for yourself!
And for the clay crafters out there, the miniature polymer clay cherry blossom tree by MushroomBomBom is an adorable choice. I think it’d be so cute as a necklace or purse charm! I’m also tempted to make a slightly larger version to serve as a desk pal.
Be sure to tag us if you try any of these gorgeous crafts out! You can also find similar project ideas in the Spring Crafts section.
Andi lives in the countryside of Georgia in a house packed with kawaii decor and vintage toys, and enjoys the company of two squishy kitties named Thumper and Marie. When she’s not barricaded in her pink craft room creating something, she can be found reading, playing Animal Crossing games, or baking something to satisfy her massive sweet tooth.