One of my sweet online friends who lives in Arkansas just went through a horrible hail storm.  It decimated all the fresh green leaves and plants in her area.  My heart goes out to her and others who will have trees without lush green canopies overhead this summer.  It’s truly a gardener’s nightmare.

You know the saying… when life hands you lemons, make lemonade.  If you’re like Betty and all the blooms have been stripped from your trees and shrubbery… make paper blooms.  I know it won’t be quite the same… but when I did this a few years ago… they turned out wonderfully.

Grab a few sticks from the storm’s debris and check out this post for simple tutorial and supply list. Be your own Mother Nature and create some faux spring blossoming branches to brighten your home decor.  😉


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

Faux Spring Blossoming Branches


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  1. Thanks so much for hosting, Diane!
    Have a great week,

    • Diane says

      Thanks for popping by tonight Suzanne! Hope you’re enjoying some beautiful weather.
      All the best for an extraordinary start to your week! [hugs]

  2. Thank you for hosting! Have a wonderful week! Diane

    • Diane says

      Thanks for joining in the fun Diane!
      Have a blessed week!

  3. Suzan says

    Oh Diane – I have branches all over the house so I’m definitely pinning the flowers !!!
    Thanks so much for the party – hope you have a great week ahead

    • Diane says

      Suzan you would have so much fun “springifying” your branches too!! 🙂
      Thanks for joining us this week. It’s always a treat to have you here!

  4. Thank you Diane for Project Inspired 115. We had summer heat today, lots of lawn mowers for background sound and a wonderful breeze. Laundry hung out to dry, a dream day.

    • Diane says

      Oh my goodness… what a perfect day! I hope you have another one today, Joy! We have strong winds and 41 degrees. Brrrrrr!!
      Thanks for popping by! Always love seeing what you bring to the party!

  5. Jenna says

    hi Diane, you always make the day extra special! Thanks so much for hosting!

    • Diane says

      And you put a smile on my face sweet friend!! [[hugs]]

  6. Hello cute lady! I love stopping by each week to party with you. It would be amazing if you would stop by our party that starts tonight at 7 pm. We Pin and Tweet Everything! Lou Lou Girls

  7. Thanks for hosting the fun party Diane! I normally link up at Cupcakes and Crinoline, but missed party last week because for some reason the link up button just kept spinning, and it is doing same thing to me this week so I hopped on over so I wouldn’t miss the fun party. Always lots of fun links to checkout! Have a wonder day!

    • Diane says

      Hmmm… wonder what’s up with the button?
      Thanks so much for popping over my way to join the party, Linda! We’re so happy to have you with us. Can’t wait to check out your creation…. I love anything book page. 😉

      All the best for an extraordinary week!

  8. Hi Diane,
    Thanks for hosting and the link backs are now on. Sorry about that, not sure how that got forgotten.
    Have a great day.

    • Diane says

      You are so sweet, Mary! I am totally taken by your makeovers. You have an amazing eye and gift for seeing potential beauty.
      All the best for an extraordinary weekend!


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