I'm coming down with a fever.
We've had two Japanese paper lanterns/lamps in our kitchen for a few years now.
I really like the feeling and ambiance of lighting they give off,
I just felt that they needed a pop of color.
I saw this idea a few weeks ago on a blog while searching for new crafts
but I've long forgotten where the source came from.
But here is how you do it:
Let your imagination take you away and starting painting a bare branch.
The more spontaneous and less planned out it is, the better
Then add some flowers and fill in gaps with green buds and leaves.
I used normal acrylic paint and plan to make small pink flowers out
of tissue paper and place over each painted flower for a 3D effect,
I just don't have the right color of tissue paper right now.
before & after
Follow this branch pattern if you don't know where to start.