DIY Paper Cherry Blossom Mobile & Lantern

DIY Sakura Cherry Blossom lantern mobile

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If you’ve always dreamed of visiting Japan to view the sakura, cherry blossoms in Spring – this beautiful Sakura paper flower mobile may just be the next best thing.

Resplendent with delicate pink flowers, this pretty mobile, that also glows in the evening thanks to the inclusion of an LED candle, will bring a little piece of Japanese springtime into your home.

Paper Craft Cherry Blossom Mobile Lantern

Make several and hang them in your garden for an almost authentic hanami cherry blossom viewing party under the trees.

Add a touch of Spring decor to your home all year round with this DIY Cherry Blossom Paper Mobile.

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Paper Craft Cherry Blossom Mobile Lantern

Make your own Sakura inspired Cherry Blossom Mobile

You will need:


Cutting options:

How to:

1. Print 2 copies the PDF template at 100% on of pink scrapbook paper (A4 size), two sheets in total. Or open file in Cricut Design Space.

Paper Craft Cherry Blossom Mobile Lantern

2. Hand cut the PDF template pieces, trace onto your scrapbook paper and cut out the final pieces.

Cricut Option: Follow directions in design space to cut the ornamental pieces.

You should have:

  • 30 large flowers
  • 6 blossom trios
  • 2 bands of flower blossom design (cylinder ornaments)

Paper Craft Cherry Blossom Mobile Lantern

3. With the stiletto awl, puncture holes into the center of all the larger paper cherry blossom flowers, and in the center of only one flower in the blossom trio.

Paper Craft Cherry Blossom Mobile Lantern

4. From the acetate, cut a rectangle acetate piece 18cm x 13cm with a ruler and art knife.

Paper Craft Cherry Blossom Mobile Lantern

5. Wrap double-sided tape around the tea light. Place a strip of double-sided tape up the long length of acetate.

Paper Craft Cherry Blossom Mobile Lantern

6. Remove the tape strips. With the tea light placed at the bottom, gently wrap the acetate around it. Press firmly on the tape. Apply a few strips of sticky tape along the long acetate edge, helping to keep it closed.

Paper Craft Cherry Blossom Mobile Lantern

7. Curve the two cylinder ornaments. Gently push the ornaments into the cylinder. One ornament surrounds the candle. The second ornament sits at the top of the acetate cylinder.

Paper Craft Cherry Blossom Mobile Lantern

8. With the stiletto awl, punch two parallel holes into the acetate cylinder 2cm from the top.

Paper Craft Cherry Blossom Mobile Lantern

9. Curve and bend 28cm length of wire into a loop similar to an elongated Omega shape (Ω). Slide the ends into the two parallel holes at the top of the acetate cylinder and bend up to secure.

Paper Craft Cherry Blossom Mobile Lantern

10. With the stiletto awl, punch 6 pairs of parallel holes all around the acetate cylinder.

Paper Craft Cherry Blossom Mobile Lantern

11. Cut a 40cm length of wire. Slide the wire into a parallel set of holes. Gently bow the wires downward, creating subtle curvature.

Paper Craft Cherry Blossom Mobile Lantern

12. Slide the flowers onto the wires, and glue into place with a hot glue gun. Space the flowers several centimeters apart. Add a blob of glue onto the wire where it inserts into the acetate cylinder to stop it sliding out.

Paper Craft Cherry Blossom Mobile Lantern

13. Repeat Steps 11 and 12, until all parallel holes are filled to complete the cherry blossom mobile.

14. Curl the ends of the wires using pliers.

How to make a paper Cherry Blossom Mobile

All done! Now find an empty space that needs decorating and hang your beautiful sakura mobile. Switch on the LED tea light as the sun sets for pretty shadow projections on your walls.

DIY Sakura Cherry Blossom lantern mobile

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Paper Craft Cherry Blossom Lantern

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