Book Page Flower Tutorial :: Create your own Spring flowering Branches ::

Spring!  Where art thou?

How would you like to bring a bit of spring into your home without it breaking the bank?  Yes, please!!

Patience, please.  I’ll get there in a minute.


Red Snowflake Christmas Decor ::

If you’ve been a reader for a while you may remember that I stuck branches up in my sunroom this winter for Christmas and hung red snowflakes from them.   It was part of transforming my sunroom into a Swedish Christmas room.   I loved those snowflakes and left them up all winter.  After I cut the snowflakes down I was left with these bare branches.  Oh my…they couldn’t stay like that.  I had a choice…either take them down or get creative.


Book Page Flower Tutorial ::


I remembered seeing Martha, or someone, had taken silk flowers and glued them to twigs to create beautiful ever-flowering branches.  Great idea.  Except, I didn’t have any flowers hanging for such a project, nor any extra funds to purchase them.

What’s a gal to do?  I experimented with some polka-dotted tissue paper in my stash.  That was a fail.  Paper punches and tissue paper do not make a harmonious relationship.  I tore almost every single one.   Back to the drawing board as they say.

Hmm.  My stash does not include paper.  Cardstock, yes.  But that is too stiff for flowers.   Ah…but I have several partial books from making those book page trees for Christmas!  Old book pages and paper punches do make for a harmonious relationship.  Yay!

We need to keep in mind that it is rare that the first creative effort yields the perfect result.  Fortunately, I did not need to keep trying.  I am very happy with my second attempt.  Actually, elated would be the better term.

Now that you know the back story….

Let’s get on with the tutorial!


Book Page Flower Blossoms -

How to Create Book Page Flowers


Supply List:

  • An old paperback book
  • Flower paper punch; mine is from Stampin’ Up – but you can get a similar one from Amazon – EK Success Medium Daisy Punch
  • Dull pencil
  • Glue gun & glue sticks (mini glue dots would also work)



Supplies for making book page flowers ::


Creating spring-flowering branches with book page flowers is so easy!

You’ll have them gracing every corner of your home in no time.


Book Page Flowers :: A Tutorial ::


How to Create Book Page Flowers:

  • After punching out several pages of flowers…
  • Use a dull pencil and place it in the middle of your book page flower
  • Fold the flower petals down over the pencil – precision is not necessary here as no flower should be the same
  • Admire your new fluffy and realistic looking spring flowers
  • Using your glue gun, carefully add a small dot of glue to the outer center
  • Attach the flower to the branch
  • Continue until you have filled your branches to your satisfaction
  • Invite your family and friends to ooh and ahh over your lovely new spring branches made of simple book page flowers!


Book Page Flowers :: Flowering Branches ::


To create realistic flowering branches, you’ll want to use the branch’s nodes as guidelines.  Think about how a branch naturally flowers in nature.  Sometimes they will be grouped in two or threes and sometimes flowers will be all alone.  Mix it up for a natural look.  Also, be sure to place flowers on all sides of the stem.  As I my branches were over my head and I was standing on a stool I had to remind myself of this.

If you use a glue gun, try to use un-stringy glue.  My branches looked like they were full of cobwebs.  A pain to clean up.  That is one reason I mentioned glue dots as another possibility for attaching the blossoms.


Create Spring Flowering Branches :: Book Page Flower Tutorial ::

Don’t you love how my sun room went from winter to spring with the inexpensive addition of simple book page flowers.

I’ve had limited success forcing my cherry blossom branches.  Maybe I need to play Mother Nature and create my own cherry blossoms.  What do you think?  Hmmm…..

Tell me…will you be extraordinary and take matters into your own hands and create your own spring-flowering branches?

Wishing you An Extraordinary Day!


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  1. Glenda Kremer says

    beautiful page flowers as is all of your creative things you do! you actually amaze me!
    Glenda Kremer

  2. Mel says

    Oh my gosh….what a clever and creative soul you are! HOW you come up with the ideas is such a precious part of the creative process…amazing. Here I sat trying to figure out how come *I* didn’t think of silk flowers on a branch….and you wowed and humbled me with the story of the birth of your recycled book page branch. Just brilliant. And absolutely wonderful in its simplistic beauty….seriously. It must make taking morning coffee that much more precious with the hubby. And how special it must feel for the both of you. Worth it.
    I don’t know when I’ll be mobile enough…but I know I’ll start looking for that paper punch and just the right fallen branch….
    I’m seriously blown away by your hearts desire to make those special places even more special, no matter what.

    • Diane says

      If a gal ever had a cheerleader in her corner….I’ve certainly got one in you.
      Mel…you just blessed my socks off. I praise God that he has inspired me to dig down and get those juices flowing…though somewhat herky jerky some days…and for this blog…which has enabled me to make lovely friends…like you.
      Now for the record…there’s no coffee in our cups. 😉 My mister prefers a glass of water or raw milk. Me? Cocoa, tea, hot lemon water, or a glass of water. I can’t figure out why something that smells so good does not taste the way it smells. Hmmm. 🙂

  3. JaneEllen says

    Your flowers and branches turned out really pretty. Great idea. Well done gal. Love look of your flowers made with book pages. Your room truly looks Springy with your pretty Easter decoration and the flowery branches.
    About 3 yrs. ago (or so) Martha Stewart had a project doing the very thing you have done. I used faux plastic branches to put my flowers on, she had the pattern and flowers on her site. I printed them out on Vellum paper. You’d need vellum made for a printer, not regular vellum paper as it can really mess up your printer. You might want to try to find the projects on her web site, go to clip art.
    She had another flower another time so I’ve been making those flowers. Could make those flowers out of magazine or book pages also. Your way of punching the flowers is less expensive and alot easier/quicker if you don’t have the paper or don’t want to print out the patterns. I had pulled out the page from her zine for the pattern and had it with other projects. So I decided to make up a big bunch of those flowers, I just need to get some real branches to put them on so I can springify our house a bit more.
    Sunday afternoon I took down all the Easter decos and put up things I had for bees and butterflies on my shutter shelf.
    I put up bird cages, pics of birds on little shelf nook in living room. Looks so cheery and light. I was getting pretty tired of the Easter decos by then. I’d planned what I was going to put up after Easter. I’ve been collecting the wire/metal bird cages at Hobby Lobby when they had them 1/2 off. Since the cages were pretty pricey I’d only buy when they were 1/2 off. Have one on our waterfall chif-a-robe in our room also with a faux garland wrapped around it. I got that cage at Michaels 1/2 off along with some pretty birds.
    Have a lovely week and keep making such beautiful decorations.

    • Diane says

      Oh…JaneEllen…you are so sweet! Thank you for your encouraging words. 🙂
      I’ll have to check on Martha’s flowers…they do sound interesting…she has the most talented team!
      Your new spring decor sounds fabulous!! Oh how pretty to use birdcages, butterflies and birds. I bet it really is a fresh bit of spring air for you. Now if the temps would just cooperate!! 🙂
      Hope your week is extraordinary!

  4. This is adorable! I love it and just pinned it!! I have some branches stuffed in a jar for decoration and now I’m going to add some book page flowers to them. Thanks for the inspiration. I really like this.

    • Diane says

      Thank you Jennifer! You will have so much fun with this project. It’s quick and rewarding. Just the way I like crafts.
      Hope your week is extraordinary!

  5. ahwwwwww……. I want some…. They are so pretty for spring!

    hugs x

    Crystelle Boutique

    • Diane says

      Awwww…thanks Crystelle!! You are so sweet to say that!
      Wishing you An Extraordinary Day!!

  6. This is absolutely cute!!! I love it and I REALLY want to do it 😀

    Thank you so much for this lovely idea

    Cami @ TitiCrafty blogspot

    • Diane says

      I’m so glad you like it Camila!! I do hope you have fun making spring branches for your house too!
      Wishing you An Extraordinary Day!

  7. Neat!

    • Diane says

      Awww…thanks Miss H.!
      Hope you have An Extraordinary Day!

  8. These are so adorable! I love the book pages. How did you hang the branch? Thank you for sharing it at to What We Accomplished Wednesdays. Have a lovely week!


    • Diane says

      Oh that’s just a good question Deborah. I had forgotten to share that. Casement windows have locks in the middle section and I simply took a piece of floral wire and looped it around the locking mechanism and then secured the branches to it snuggly. The bottom of the branches sit on the windowsill and it ends up being all the support necessary. Hope that makes sense…if not…let me know and I’ll take a photo and put it up on FB.

  9. I waited and the reward has come – love the flowering branches and your tutorial is very clear. I have the punch, the book pages, and now to find a branch!

    • Diane says

      Oh I hope you have a sunny day where you are Donna to hit the trails (or wherever) for a branch walk! With all the strong winds lately there should be a few branches to find, too 🙂
      Thanks for stopping by. Hope your day is Extraordinary!

  10. OMG that’s adorable! I loving bringing some of nature indoors.
    I’m visiting you today from Someday Crafts. I hope you get a chance to stop by my blog and leave a comment and Link Up, too!
    ~ Megin of VMG206
    Medicine Cabinet Makeover

    • Diane says

      Awww…thanks Megin!!
      Hope your day is Extraordinary!

  11. jo says

    so very pretty and easy,I’m loving your tute on how to make the spring branch,it has really came alive.I want to make one,don’t have flower punch,but I do have a some faux flowers I could take apart and hot glue.If I attemp to copy cat I’ll sure link you up for full credit.thanks for sharing the beauty.

    • Diane says

      Awww Jo….you are so sweet. I hope you do try your hand at making a few flowering branches. They really go quickly and it’s such a fabulous feeling seeing how lovely they are completed. Now that I’ve started….I see more projects on the way.
      Hope your week is Extraordinary!

  12. Talk about extraordinary! Love it! 🙂

    • Diane says

      You are so sweet to say that! Thank you Debra and best wishes for an Extraordinary weekend! 🙂

  13. Your flowered branches are so pretty! I love the creativity! Pinning this one to the DIY board and I definitely want to to try this one for myself! Great tutorial!!

    • Diane says

      Thank you so much Ellora! 🙂 Sometimes creativity comes out of necessity. That stretching of ourselves is a good thing. Yes?
      Hope your week is Extraordinary!

  14. Cindy says

    So cute…thanks for sharing!

    • Diane says

      Awww…thanks Cindy!!
      Wishing you An Extraordinary Day!

  15. Peggy says

    This is the perfect spring project! I love how it resembles cherry blossoms… My favorite! Thanks for sharing and I’m so glad I found your blog! Newest follower!!


    • Diane says

      That is precisely the look I was after, Peggy! Thank you for stopping by and leaving your sweet words!
      Wishing you An Extraordinary Day!

  16. Sandi says

    Hi Diane,
    I love your flowering branches! What a wonderful idea! They look almost real. I played with this method several years ago using faux flowers but the book pages are really sweet. Thanks for sharing at my HOME and have a beautiful day.


    • Diane says

      Hi Sandi! I know this isn’t a totally new idea…but it was so fun to create something from almost nothing. Isn’t it amazing how the simplest things can make a heart sing? Hope you continue to feel better and better. [hugs]

  17. OMGoodness. This is adorable. LOVE it. Thanks for sharing and pinned.

    • Diane says

      Awwww…thanks Sarah!! Hope your project is Extraordinary!!

  18. Love this post..PINNED

    • Diane says

      Thank you Christine!!
      When you make it…be sure to let me know!
      Happy Spring!

  19. I just saw your link at A Glimpse Inside. This absolutely lovely! How delicate and beautiful and amazing.

    • Diane says

      Don’t you love it when an idea actually works and it’s almost free?!
      Thanks for stopping by Denise with your sweet words.
      Hope your upcoming weekend is Extraordinary!

  20. Doni says

    Perfect way to make that branch into a spring lovely!!!! I think that needs to be in MY house!! I have branches, I have punches, and I have paper….SO!! LOVE your idea. That turned out just wonderful!
    Thanks so much for joining me for my party!! You always have the neatest ideas!!

    • Diane says

      Oh Doni…that is just the nicest thing to say!
      I’ll look forward to seeing a glimpse on the blog of your lovely new spring branches!! 🙂

  21. Very cute! Such a simple way to make a big impact! Thanks for sharing!

    I popped over from SNAP Show & Tell

    • Diane says

      Awww…thanks Shelly! I like simple for sure!
      Hope your weekend is extraordinary!

  22. That’s pretty cool! I wish I had a little flower punch now. Another thing to add to the must have list. Thanks for the tutorial. It looks like a great project with lots of bang for hardly any buck!

    • Diane says

      Yup! The punch is the costly part. But, the beauty of it…is that it can be used for tons of things forever.
      Thanks for stopping by, Liz and leaving your encouraging words!

  23. Luv, luv this! I have to try it!

    • Diane says

      Do. do. do. It’s so rewarding.
      Thanks for stopping by Sherry! 🙂

  24. Such a sweet idea! I definitely want to try this! Coming over from French Country Cottage and so glad I did!


    • Diane says

      I hope you do try it Jeanine! It is super easy!!

  25. Nici says

    Okay, these are absolutely beautiful! I made a few book page crafts this spring too. Aren’t book pages the best for crafting? Thanks for sharing! Pinning!

    • Diane says

      I think I’m having too much fun with book pages. I know people have been using them for everything for some time…but I guess I’m finally have a ball with them.
      Wishing you an Extraordinary weekend, Nici!

  26. This is really lovely! How delicate and dainty! I love the simplicity of the printed page for the flowers and even better is that it didn’t really cost anything to make. Thank you for sharing your lovely tutorial! It’s very inspiring. Blessings!

    • Diane says

      Thank you for your kinds words, Laurie. I hope you give it a try too!
      Wishing you an Extraordinary weekend!

  27. So pretty! Sometimes the simplest ideas are the best. I love decorating with twigs and branches too!!

    • Diane says

      Thank you Anjana!! I totally agree!
      Hope your weekend is extraordinary!

  28. Abby says

    These are adorable! This looks like, hands down, the easiest tutorial I’ve seen for this type of project. I think I could actually do it! Thanks for sharing!

    • Diane says

      Mission accomplished!!!
      That is music to my ears, Abby! Truly. My goal is to share easy, doable tutorials and ideas.
      Thanks for taking the time to stop by and leave your thoughts!

  29. Okay now this is fabulous and I have got to make one for sure. I am totally in love with your spring flowering branch. I am pinning this beautiful work of art. Thank you so much for sharing. Hugs, Beverly

    • Diane says

      Oh Beverly…that just makes me so happy. I’m excited that you will be making your own flowering branches. Please let me know and share your photo. K?

  30. Judy says

    Oh my! this is simple yet beautiful. I love it.

    Please share your project at Pin It Monday Hop Where you pin and get pinned (LINK). You can share up to 4 post. If you get a chance, I’d love for you to stop by and join us. I hope to see you there.


  31. Terry says

    Oh I love this look! My have to make me some!

    • Diane says

      Thank you Terry! I do hope you try your hand at it. Truly…it’s immediate gratification. 🙂

  32. Jen says

    Adorable would be so cute a smaller version in a tall pitcher shared in my group Recycled Treasures on FB

    • Diane says

      Hi Jen! Thank you!! I’m thinking of making my vase of sticks in a vase of bloom branches. 😉 The cherry blossoms that seem like they will never bloom. (So much for forcing – haha!)
      Can you give me a link so I can see you what you are referring to on FB…that would be so cool!

  33. You clever girl! Your branches look fantastic!

    • Diane says

      Awww…Susan…you are too sweet. Thank you!!
      Hope your weekend is Extraordinary!

  34. Sarah says

    This looks totally gorgeous! They look like cherry blossom branches a bit too (which are my favourites)

    Sarah @ A Cat-Like Curiosity

    • Diane says

      I think they look a bit like cherry blossoms too! That was my hope.
      Thank you for stopping by and for your kind words Sarah!
      Wishing you an Extraordinary weekend!

  35. this is so pretty – love how it turned out!

    • Diane says

      Thank you Jackie!!
      Hope your weekend is Extraordinary!

  36. Bella says

    So pretty! Reminds me of book sculptures by Su Blackwell, which you might like.

    • Diane says

      Thank you Bella! I must check Su Blackwell. 🙂 Thanks for the tip!

  37. These are so pretty – pinning them so I can make them for Sweet Tweener’s birthday because they look like cherry blossoms….(coming from Studio JRU)

    • Diane says

      Yay! for Pinterest! It’s such a great spot for me to keep all my inspiration. And the funny thing is….I usually remember what I have there too. 🙂
      Thanks for your kind words, Cindy! Hope your weekend is Extraordinary!

  38. Cindi says

    What an awesome idea and tutorial. And whoa! You have a lot of followers! I had to scroll forever to get to the comments section LOL. I’ll be sharing this on my page as it’s so bright and beautiful!

    • Diane says

      I’m so glad you like it Cindi! Actually I’m a small blog…but I linked this post up to a lot of parties because I hoped others would enjoy it as much I did creating the branches. It’s the most pinned post ever, for me. I feel so blessed to know that others have been inspired. 🙂
      Wishing you an Extraordinary weekend!

  39. Oh my goodness!!! That is just lovely and oh, so, SPRING!!! I sure wish Mother Nature would cooperate with some spring like temps around here. But at least some of these lovely spring branches will help give the feeling of spring! 🙂

    Thanks for sharing!

    • Diane says

      Exactly! If Mother Nature is going to drag her feet than we can do little things like glue book page paper to dead branches and pretend it’s the real thing. Hmm… reminds me of things I did as a little girl. Lots of pretending.
      Thanks for your kind words Cathy!! Hope your weekend is extraordinary!

  40. Oh my……….just beautiful………really lovely!

  41. Very pretty!! I love that you used the book pages… Of course, this is why I can’t part with old books!! 🙂

    Stopping by from the Linky Party!! Thanks so much for sharing!! 🙂

    Amy 🙂 at

    • Diane says

      Oh Amy, I’ve been having lots of fun with book pages this year…and I’m not done by any stretch yet!!
      Thank you! Hope your weekend is extraordinary!

  42. Love this idea! The flowers look perfect on those branches! Visiting you via The Answer is Chocolate’s link party! 🙂

    • Diane says

      I’m so glad you like it too, Laura!! Sometimes we do things and we get a little carried away. It’s so much fun being in this bloggy world where others can get excited with me over fun things like these branches!

  43. Bev says

    Such lovely flowers – how creative! Your room is gorgeous as well! So springlike.

    • Diane says

      Thank you Bev!! It’s so nice of you to say that! [hugs]

  44. gorgeous!!!!! Thank you for sharing at the hop, your participation makes the hop extra special. Big Hugs P.S. the new giveaway posted today!

    • Diane says

      Thank you Katie! 🙂
      I hope your e-mail crisis is over. I can’t imagine the stress.
      Wishing you a joyful and peaceful weekend. [hugs]

  45. Leisa says

    What a simple yet beautiful idea! It looks fantastic! I really have to try this 🙂

    • Diane says

      I hope you do Leisa!! This was a truly fast and fun project. I love it when I get fabulous result quickly. 😉
      Hope your weekend is Extraordinary!

  46. I love this!!! What a fabulous idea and those punch outs aren’t too expensive either. This is a great idea. Thank you so much for sharing! Krista @

    • Diane says

      Thank you Krista! I’m all about low cost and free! Isn’t it fun to be able to get creative on a dime?

  47. oh i love this! such a sweet and pretty idea! 🙂

    • Diane says

      Thank you Jennifer!! It was one of those projects that was quickly rewarding.

  48. Such a lovely idea – reminds me of dogwood! I’m going to go out and cut some Forsythia tomorrow and bring it inside – hopefully we can force some blooms!

    Thanks so much for joining in this week!


    • Diane says

      I was actually thinking about how fun it might be to create some Dogwood blossoms. We’ll see if I actually put my hand to it though! 😉
      Thank you for your kind words, Claudia. Enjoy forcing your forsythia. I did that a few weeks ago and was thrilled with the results. I just might do it again as I think it will be a few weeks be before the shrubs spring into sunshine.

  49. Susan says

    I love this and want to make one too! Thank you for sharing the tutorial with us.

    Big Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

    • Diane says

      Oh Susan…I do hope you give it a try! Super fast and easy to do!
      Blessings to you and Bentley!

  50. These are so cool! I love that you used the book pages. I may have to make some for my living room. I have some other paper flowers with print on them. These would be a great compliment.

    • Diane says

      Yes! Do it Kelly! I think that they sound like the perfect complement!
      Hope your weekend is Extraordinary!

  51. visiting from Sunday show off. I love this. Great way to pretty up the house.

    • Diane says

      Thank you Karen for your kind words and for taking the time to pop by. May your weekend be extraordinary!

  52. Mary says

    This is the most wonderful idea, I have the perfect spot for these delightful paper blooms! Thanks so much for the tutorial and inspiration!

    • Diane says

      Thank you Mary! I look forward to seeing what you do. Always…you have the touch!
      Wishing you An Extraordinary Day!

  53. Hi from Belgium. I like this idea, and you wrote a good tutorial (I like it when they’re detailed). Hope to see you one day at my link party (every weekend): Crafty Country Cottage.


    • Diane says

      Hi Goedele from Belgium! Thank you for stopping. I’m so glad the tutorial is helpful. 😉 Thank you for you kind invitation too!
      Wishing you an Extraordinary week!

  54. Oh Diane! I LOVE, LOVE THIS!!!! What a fun and fabulous project!!!!!!! What a great job you did!!!! BIG HUGS!

    • Diane says

      Hi Jennifer! So glad you were able to steal a few minutes for your magazine production to indulge in some bloggy browsing. 😉 I’m blessed that you were able to stop by. Thank you soooo much for your enthusiastic and encouraging words. When you get a chance to breathe again, you must try it. So easy. Hope your weekend has been extraordinary! Big hugs in return!

  55. So cute! Love it! Found you on A Favorite Thing and I’d love to have you stop by and share your post on The Creative HomeAcre Hop today!

    • Diane says

      Thank you Lisa Lynn! You’ll laugh…while you were tapping in your words here….I was linking up at your place! 😉

  56. Diane ~ these flowing branches are GORGEOUS! My daughter is moving to a new place and these would be a PERFECT decoration! She is an avid book reader but does most of her reading on her iPad now so we have some old books laying around! I can’t wait to get a flower paper punch and try this out!
    I found your site today through your feature at Serenity Now. (the link is broken but I googled you because I was so intrigued!) “Pin!”
    Newest follower!

    • Diane says

      Wow! Sharon…that certainly would be double the fun! Nothing like book page anything for a book lover!
      Thanks for stopping by with your thoughtful and encouraging words. And…for the heads-up about the link.
      You are Extraordinary!! Hope your week is too!

  57. This is awesome! I love this! It totally looks real! Thank you so much for sharing this on this week’s FESTIVE FRIDAY FIESTA!!! I definitely want to try this! =D

    • Diane says

      Awww….thanks!! I really do hope your try it. An instant gratification kind of project.
      Hope your week is Extraordinary!

  58. Jenn says

    Love these! So much impact from such a quick project! Your whole room looks lovely. Thanks so much for sharing at The Creative Spark. I’ll be featuring these today. Happy Sunday!

    • Diane says

      Jenn you are so sweet!! Wow! I am humbled and blessed that you love the flowering branches and will feature them on your blog. Thank you sooo much!!

  59. angie says

    hi diane… just found your blog through a favorite thing… your book page flowers on branches = a pretty display! great idea… and the wreath in the background {cream colored with cream fabric flowers at the top} is SO pretty… thanks for sharing!!

    • Diane says

      Awww…thanks Angie! You are so sweet!
      Hope your week is Extraordinary!

  60. Love this, Diane! Now I know what to do with my old pharmacy textbooks that are outdated and no one wants! Those are some big books – we may have flowering branches all over the house! I admire your persistence in figuring out how to make it work!

    • Diane says

      Thank you Jessica! I think you will have a ton of fun creating flowering branches and who knows what else your creative mind will invent. Gotta love book pages! 🙂

  61. These are gorgeous! I love how they came out! Thanks for sharing them at Silver Pennies Sundays x

  62. These are beautiful. It’s amazing that they were punched out of paper.

    Great to have you at Seasonal Sundays.

    – The Tablescaper

  63. Love it!!!!! I would like to feature this May on Simplee Sue. Thank you. Beautiful. Ordered the punch. I need to make this when I get the time.

    We may have met by chance…but we become friends by choice.
    Simplee Sue

    • Diane says

      Thank you Sue!! I’m so excited that you are going to try your hand at creating your own flowering branches.
      Please e-mail with feature details. Thanks!
      Hope your week is Extraordinary!

  64. This is beautiful! Love the idea. Well done 🙂

    • Diane says

      I appreciate that Jessie. Thank you! 🙂
      Hope your week is Extraordinary!

  65. I just love this, what a super idea. They look so good and you did a great tutorial. Very creative. Thanks tons for joining Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  66. I so adore this project!

  67. So lovely! What a great creative way to bring the outdoors in, and it seems so simple. Saw this at The Scoop party.

    • Diane says

      Thank you Jen!! It really is as simple as it looks. Hope your give it a try!
      Blessings for an Extraordinary week!

  68. very pretty! I’m pinning. Little Bit from

  69. These are stunning! Such a simple little project that makes a huge impact! I am absolutely in love : )
    Thanks so much for sharing at Time to Sparkle Tuesday!

    xoxo Liz

    • Diane says

      I’m so pleased that you like these Liz. Thank you!
      Hope your week is Extraordinary!

  70. These are lovely! So pretty for spring (and simple, which I love!). Thanks for sharing this week at Project Inspire{d}!

    • Diane says

      Thank you, Shannon! I hope you try your hand and at making these too!
      Best wishes for an Extraordinary week!

  71. You amaze me every week!! Oh, I love this. You are so creative. Just pinned and tweeted this awesome project!! Thank you so much for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent this week. Have a wonderful week. 🙂

  72. Absolutely perfect for that window! Love that they are book page flowers. Thanks for sharing at Monday Funday! Happy to have you! Bonnie 🙂

    • Diane says

      Thank you Bonnie! I know…book page anything just makes a girl happy! 🙂

  73. Beautiful idea! I’d love if you’d link up to The DIY’ers.

  74. Karen says

    Oh how I love this project! Visiting from Knick of Time. I am getting my flower puncher today. Can’t wait to try this. I would love if you dropped by this Thursday afternoon – Sunday night to link this up. Have a great week. -K

    • Diane says

      You are going to have so much fun with this project, Karen!!
      Thanks for stopping by and for your encouraging words! 🙂

  75. Karen says

    I am sharing this on my FB page 🙂

  76. Love your simple but amazing idea! Great tutorial!

    • Diane says

      My favorite projects are always simple!!
      Thanks Michela!! 🙂

  77. Kathy says

    What an inspired idea – I have been wanting to make flowers out of book pages – Love the punch-out! I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,

    • Diane says

      Thanks!! A punch makes it sooo easy! Careful…or you’re going to have these all over your house!! 😉

  78. For my Easter table I cut large branches off of my olive tree in a place where it needed trimming. They were great that day but the leaves quickly browned and started falling onto the table. Next year I will make my own flowering branches thanks to your amazing tutorial and creativity!
    Your awesome!
    Ashley Rane Sparks

    • Diane says

      How perfect for Easter, Ashley! And what’s even better…no leaves to fall off! 😉
      Thank you for stopping by and for your kind encouraging thoughts too.

  79. LOVE this…and I already have that little punch from some button flowers I made. Thanks for sharing…pinning 🙂

    • Diane says

      Then you absolutely must create a few springy branches for you home, Laurel!!
      Wishing you an extraordinary week!

  80. Tammy says

    What a great idea! They look perfect! Thank you for sharing at Rustic Restorations Weekend!

  81. Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. says

    This is so darn cute! Now I need one of those little flower punches!

    • Diane says

      You do!!! Hope you can find time to create your own pretty branches, Sharon!

  82. Lori says

    I love your idea, especially since i love books and words anyway, that makes it extra lovely. You mention glue gun strings — here’s a tip for eliminating those cobwebby messes — turn a hair dryer on low heat, point it at the project, and all the strings will melt away. Voila!

    • Diane says

      Lori….thank you so much for sharing your tip with me! I could give you a big hug for that! 😉
      You are so sweet to pop by and leave your kind words!
      Hope your day is Extraordinary!

  83. These are beautiful! They remind me of cherry blossoms, which are some of my favorite spring flowers. The flowers you made are so delicate…way to be creative and use what you had lying around!

    • Diane says

      That is exactly the look I was going for Chaney. Yay!! Thank you for your kind remarks. 🙂
      Wishing you An Extraordinary Day!

  84. Patty says

    Diane, I am visiting form Stone Gable and love your flowering branches. This is a craft project that I will surely do! Thank you for sharing it.

    • Diane says

      It really is super easy, Patty! I love that it gives just a fabulous impact and truly instant gratification!
      Thanks for popping by! Hope your week is Extraordinary!

  85. I adore these an pinned it for future reference.

    • Diane says

      Awww…thanks Joselyn! I hope you try your hand at them. 🙂

  86. Absolutely charming!! Love this and sharing at the party tomorrow~ thanks for linking up at Feathered Nest Friday!

    • Diane says

      Thank you Courtney!
      Now….I must be dreaming. My branches on your lovely blog? Please nobody wake me up.

  87. Karen says

    Thank you so much for linking up. I am sharing at my party today!

    • Diane says

      Thank you Karen!! I just came back from the French Country Cottage and noticed you mentioned to Courtney that you shared two of her features. I’m humbled and blessed to be selected by both of you. Thank you sooo very much! 😉

  88. I adore this idea. Wanted to let you know I’m featuring it as part of my link party when it opens up tonight.

  89. Jenna says

    Would have never thought to do this with book pages! Thanks for sharing! Pinning! So happy you linked up to Give Me The Goods Monday! Can’t wait to see what goods you bring next week!
    Jenna @ Rain on a Tin Roof

    • Diane says

      Yeah! That was me until I had that ah ha moment! I guess sometimes you’ve got to want something badly enough to make it happen.

  90. Marti says

    What a beautiful tree…I LOVE it!! I would love for you to link up at SHOW-licious Craft Showcase.

    Just follow this link…


    • Diane says

      Awww thanks Marti!! And thank you for your kind invitation, too!

  91. I love the “flowering” branch! It is beautiful! Your sunroom looks great! So Bright and cheerful! Happy Spring, Lori

    • Diane says

      How nice of you to say that Lori! Thank you!!
      Happy Spring to you, too!

  92. Hi, hopped over from Rose Chintz Cottage. Love these blossoms, and so easy. I made a wreath only with squares with the same method. Happy to have found you and now following. I have a link party, Share Your Cup Thursday. I would love if you shared some time!

    • Diane says

      How fun Jann! I hope you posted your wreath. I would love to see it.
      Thanks for popping by! Hope you are blessed with An Extraordinary Day!

  93. CarolMc says

    Love you flowery branches, I will have to try out
    one for me.

    • Diane says

      Oh I hope you do try these Carol! They really are super easy!

  94. I just wanted to let you know that I featured your wonderful project on The Inspiration Spotlight today. Have a wonderful weekend and thank you for sharing your project at homework.

    homework &

    • Diane says

      Thank you so much Carolyn! I am truly honored.
      You are such a wonderful artist….I consider this to be a high compliment.

  95. Emily says

    I want that flower punch!!! :o) Thanks for linking up to Tasteful Tuesdays at Nap-Time This project is being featured {right now!} at my Cute Crafts for the Weekend post…. come check it out.
    oh and I would be THRILLED if you would put my featured button on this post or mention the feature in a text link… {hugs!} see you next week for a new party.

    • Diane says

      Hahaha!! If you lived nearby…I’d let you borrow it. I think there’s a few too many miles between us! 😉
      Thank you so much for blessing me with a feature! You’re the best Emily! [hugs]

  96. Becky says

    Wow Diane,
    Your flowering branches are simply delightful, and seem so easy to make. Thanks so much for taking the time to share the tutorial! AND for sharing at Blissful Whites Wednesday!

    Have a lovely weekend!

    • Diane says

      Thank you so much Becky!!
      Hope your week is Extraordinary!

  97. Dawn says

    How very cute and you wont have to worry about them dying off. Brilliant idea. Thanks for sharing at the Cabin this week:)

    • Diane says

      Oh my…and do they die off quickly!!
      Thanks Dawn for your kind words and for being an awesome hostess, too!

  98. I love the idea of bringing the outdoors in. This is a project that i can tackle. Thanks so much fo sharing…it looks great!

    Stopping by from SITS Sharefest

    • Diane says

      You really can tackle this one. So fun and easy to do, Gracielle!
      Wishing you an extraordinary weekend!

  99. Thanks for sharing your creativity on The Creative HomeAcre!

    • Diane says

      Thank you Lisa Lynn!
      Hope your weekend has been Extraordinary!

  100. Tammy says

    Stopping by to let you know your beautiful paper flowers have been featured at One More Time Events…..thank you for sharing

    • Diane says

      What a delightful blessing!!
      Thank you so much Tammy!

  101. That’s one of the cutest things EVER! I love the branches and might tackle this myself!

    • Diane says

      I hope you do Jules!!
      Thanks for your kind words, too!

  102. Diane! I love this! You will be one of the features today at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House! Hope to see your prettiness again at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

    • Diane says

      Awww…thank you Kathryn!!! I was just over at your spot admiring you china cabinet re-do. So pretty. I should have left a comment. Oops!
      Hey…thank you so much for choosing to feature my spring flowering branches. What a fabulous blessing!! Thank you!!

  103. sandi r says

    Love the branch but bought a med. daisy punch from Joann’s and they look so small. What is the diameter of the flower you are working with, if I can ask..I know different punches have size difference but I never thought this much.. Would love to make this for a Girl Scout little house window and have the girls reproduce a branch for Mom next month. Thanks SANDI.

    • Diane says

      Thanks Sandi! They do look small…they are just 1 and 1/16 of an inch. Notice it against the pencil for size. I choose this size because it looked quite realistic for what I what hoping to ‘copy’ in nature. However…the beauty of being creative is going with your heart. Hope this helps! Blessings!

  104. Oh WOW Diane!! AMAZING!!!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer… From Dream To Reality! I’m looking forward to seeing your next creation tomorrow evening!

    • Diane says

      [blush] Thanks Christine! You are too kind. 😉
      Wishing you an Extraordinary week!

  105. Those turned out SO pretty! I will definitely keep this idea in mind!

    • Diane says

      Awww…thanks Lisa! You absolutely must. I think I have another project in the works ’cause this one was so much fun!

  106. gail says

    your flowering branch with the book page flowers is so stinkin’ cute! Love it!

    ps “catching” you this week

    • Diane says

      Awwww…that is so nice of you to say that, Gail!
      Oooo….thanks for the ‘catch’!!!

  107. That is such a lovely project, Diane! You did such a wonderful job… it looks real! Thank you so much for posting the instructions.

    • Diane says

      I’m so glad you like them. Hope you get a chance to make a few for yourself too!

  108. this is great I am going to have to do something like this for my office 🙂 and by office i mean the corner of our living room! lol.

    (I’m hopping over from WLW)


    • Diane says

      Haha! My “office” is often in my living room too. It’s the prettiest room with the best views…love my windows. My studio doesn’t get much light so it’s hard to stay in there. By the way…any branches will work. Even the new green growth is gorgeous on the maples.
      Thanks for stopping by Brianna!

  109. KelseyM says

    This is SO cute and I am going to try it. Just a thought on creating cherry blossoms…I used dries hibiscus flowers (Amazon) as a natural colorant for making body butter. Maybe you could stain the paper? (you use a carrier oil and boil the flower leaves). Unsure what oil would do to the print but maybe after it cools down? Worth the experiment maybe.

    • Kelsey that’s a very creative idea. And it sparked another idea. I drink hibiscus tea and it is red. I bet that it would work to stain paper, too. Thanks for sharing your creativity!!
      Have an extraordinary day!!


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