Cherry Blossom Art from a Recycled Soda Bottle
Pink blossoms will soon appear on trees, and the National Cherry Blossom Festival starts on March 20 in Washington, D.C. In 1912 the city of Tokyo, Japan, gave Washington, D.C., a beautiful gift of 3,000 cherry blossom trees. In 2012, we celebrated the 100th anniversary of that gift. But really, every year is a celebration of that gift as those trees grace us with their annual beauty and provide countless amounts of natural joy and wonderment.
Make cherry blossom artwork with a recycled 2-liter soda bottle as a stamp! Here are the detailed instructions.
Start by using dark paint to paint a branch on poster board. Branches are easy to paint. If you can’t paint in a straight line, it looks even better.
I cut this piece of poster board in half lengthwise because I want it to look more like an art panel than a poster.
Once the branch is painted, let it dry before continuing with the stamping.
Now let’s do the stamping. Pour some paint on a paper plate and dip the plastic bottle.
The bottom of 2-liter soda bottle has five points like the five petals of a cherry blossom.
Press the plastic bottle on the poster board, then lift up. Dip the bottle in more paint each time you repeat the stamp. This is really fun, add as many blossoms as you want.
Published March 1, 2012. Last updated March 18, 2018.