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Cherry Blossom Art from a Recycled Soda Bottle by Rachel Meeks for Alphamom.com

Cherry Blossom Art from a Recycled Soda Bottle

By Rachel Meeks

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.

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Make cherry blossom artwork with a recycled 2-liter soda bottle as a stamp! Here are the detailed instructions.

Cherry Blossom Art Made with Soda Bottle | alphamom.com

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.

Cherry Blossom Art Made with Soda Bottle | alphamom.com

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.

Cherry Blossom Art Made with Soda Bottle | alphamom.com

Now let’s do the stamping. Pour some paint on a paper plate and dip the plastic bottle.

Cherry Blossom Art Made with Soda Bottle | alphamom.com

The bottom of 2-liter soda bottle has five points like the five petals of a cherry blossom.

Cherry Blossom Art Made with Soda Bottle | alphamom.com

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.

Cherry Blossom Art Made with Soda Bottle | alphamom.com

 

Cherry Blossom Art Made with Soda Bottle | alphamom.com

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Rachel Meeks

Rachel Meeks is the voice behind the popular blog Small Notebook, a resource for simplifying and organizing your home. (Because it’s so much easier to b...

Rachel Meeks is the voice behind the popular blog Small Notebook, a resource for simplifying and organizing your home. (Because it’s so much easier to be a parent when you’re not surrounded by a ton of stuff.)

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Brenda Ponnay
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That’s really cool!

Zoë
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Zoë

Love, love, love this!

rabiA SHEIKH
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which type of poster paint is it ?
its to thin & liquid 

Susan:)
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Susan:)

Ooh very pretty! I’ll have to do this with the kids!

Bonnie
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Bonnie

A must try with the grandkids, would make a great Mother’s Day gift from them.

Nancy
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Nancy

This is such a great idea! Im doing this for my baby girls nursery but using canvass instead. Thanks for the idea!

Kim
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Super clever idea! Always looking for party backdrop ideas to share with my readers!

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BetsyJC
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BetsyJC

Really creative and cute.

Christine
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Christine

Do you think this would work on a stretched canvas because the pressure you have to put on the bottle to make the flowers?

Jadzia@Toddlerisms
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This is so pretty!  I want to paint my nails that color.  Clearly, IT IS TIME FOR SPRING.

shannon
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shannon

Can’t you just put something under the canvas to support it while you work?  Books or something?

Maithili
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That is super cool!

Mary
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Lovely – we’ve been looking for ways to celebrate the 100th anniversary.

Cindy
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Cindy

So pretty! Can’t wait to try this!! Thank you.

RABIA SHEIKH
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WHICH TYPE OF PAINT IS IT? I CANT UNDERSTAND

Karie
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Karie

What a wonderful idea! I love it! I am going to try this on a canvas and then want to hang it in my bedroom….Thanks for sharing!

Haily
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Haily

I want to do the same thing! But I just want to do it on a small piece of poster board and just put it up high where my cats can’t jump and tear it in half or something!

Marci Pruitt
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Marci Pruitt

Very Cool!! May I pin this??

Isabel Kallman
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sure, Marci. Would love for you to pin. Would prefer that you pin the first or second picture that includes a watermark (for copyright protection). Thanks!

Tammi
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Tammi

who r u i thought rachel meeks did this page who r u 2 tell marci that u can pin this

Isabel Kallman
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Rachel Meeks created this on behalf of Alphamom.com. I’m the owner of this site. Who are you?

Flight Training
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This is really cool! I could see this being something fun for my girls to do!

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RuthAnn K.
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RuthAnn K.

What a creative idea. Love it

breanna
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i can’t believe a soda bottle could create such a lovely canvas! I’ve linked to you here: http://dollarstoremom.com/2012/03/pinterest-picks-29/

Isabel Kallman
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Thanks Breanna!

Melinda@LookWhatMomFoundandDadtoo!
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this would be cute against a blue background and some clouds too

Andrea
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Andrea

Great idea!! Can way to do it with the kids

Natalie
Guest

This is such a great idea!! I am definetly doing this this weekend!!

Kristin
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Kristin

Saw this on Pinterest and had to check out the “how to”.  Great idea!  Suggestions on the best kind of paint to use?
Thanks!

lillian
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OOhhh i am going to make this myself. This is a brilliant idea!

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Heather @ new house, new home, new life
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Love this idea – found it on Pinterest. Hope you don’t mind, but I posted about it on my “Friday Favorites”.

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CharleneM
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I LOVE this!  What an awesome idea!

inga
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inga

cant wait to make this and put it on the wall

Sarah
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Fantastic idea! We’re definitely doing this!

Momma Ruby
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Momma Ruby

I’ve been considering painting a “Family Tree” on a wall with pictures of immediate family members, and eventually grandkids. I would love to do something with the flowers around it. Would it work on a wall and would you suggest wall paint or craft paint if done this way?

Elizabeth@ReadySetSimplify
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This is so pretty! My daughter would love to try this!

suzuki
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suzuki

This report has become the center of attention even in Japan. 
It is a lovely Cherry Blossom. 
Thank you. 

Julie D'soza
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Julie D'soza

This idea is so cooooooool…….i was thinking for an idea to make a birthday card for my friend and i got to know about this….she really loved the ard an d thanks to this website…..!!!

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Craft and Fun
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Really adorable! Thanks for sharing

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[…] Cherry Blossom Art From a Recycle Soda Bottle – Alphamom This looks so easy, but so awesomely cute.  Apparently other people agree, because I actually only pinned it a few hours ago and from my pin it’s already been liked 75 times and repinned 387 times (as of my writing this post).  Whew! […]

Celina
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Celina

Oh my… You are pure genius!!! This is so amazing work…

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[…] over 200 repins. I feel like that’s kinda a big deal. You can go to alpamom’s post  https://alphamom.com/family-fun/holidays/cherry-blossom-art-from-a-recycled-soda-bottle/ . Below you will find my step by step […]

Mimi Bond
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Mimi Bond

Great idea! Thanks for sharing!

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[…] 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. Cherry Blossom Art from a Recycled Soda Bottle | Alphamom […]

Katie
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Katie

I’m doing this with my high school students for the 7 highly effective habits of successful people. But I’ve changed the cheery blossom trees to oak trees.

Susan
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Susan

Hi! Do you think this will work on a wall or do you think the paint will drip down? My husband and I painted a cherry blossom tree (pretty large) on one of our living room walls and we have been contemplating ways to paint the actual cherry blossoms on it.

Isabel Kallman
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Rachel (the author) answered this same question above already. please read above for her answer. thanks.

vasso tsirtsikou
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Great Great GREAT IDEA!!!…

Diane
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Diane

Awesome Idea..
I saw this on Pinterest and repinned it..Love it ..
Thanks so much!

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[…] Did you know that this year is the 100th anniversary of Washington, DC's National Cherry Blossom Festival?  I've always been fascinated with the lush, pink blooms that cover Japanese cherry trees every spring.  Even if Washington is too far away to enjoy the festivities, you can still celebrate at home by making your own cherry blossom art!  Rachel from AlphaMom figured out that she could use an empty soda bottle as a flower stamp, quickly and easily creating her own sakura blossom picture in just minutes.  It's pretty enough to frame and hang on the wall, but simple enough… Read more »

Cheryl
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Cheryl

This is wonderful, easy to make and frame. 

Dena
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Dena

I love this idea – so much in fact, that I am basing my daughter’s room around it. Today I bought canvas (11.99 @ hobby lobby) and some acrylic paint (I should’ve went with the cheaper stuff, the choices by the actual canvas turns out pretty thick – nice for the tree, not so nice for the flowers..) Which leads me to my point – what …type of 2-liter bottle was used? I figured this would be the easy part, but my petals are way too far apart…I spent some time looking at the bottom of the bottles (much to… Read more »

Ikumi
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Ikumi

I want to write in Inkstick(sumi) the branches.

staci
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staci

My 5 yr old daughter C2 saw this and loved it instantly! She even came up with her own version and wanted me to share it with you. First, we are to take and print head shots of each of our 4 human family as well as our 3 furry family. Then we are to cut out on poster board in round circles different sizes for each age of the person (or their ranking for the pets) and then paint the background a solid color. So Dad would be the largest, mommy slightly smaller, C1 Smaller still and C2 the… Read more »

Roseli Volpe
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Roseli Volpe

Parabéns é lindo de mais adorei, sou louca por flores e essas de cerejeiras estão maravilhosas e facil de fazer, trabalho com crianças e sempre busco novidades para elas.

Isabel Kallman
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Obrigado.