Cherry blossoms are a beautiful sign of springtime. In Japan, these cheery pink blossoms symbolize good fortune, love and happiness, making them meaningful as well as lovely. Whether you’re decorating for a special event, like a springtime party or wedding, a special romantic evening, or just jazzing up a home for spring, cherry blossoms make dazzling decorations.
Bouquet - A bouquet of soft, pink cherry blossoms creates a delicate and stunningly beautiful centerpiece that can adorn a dining table, a fireplace mantel or a bookshelf. Select a branch or several flowering sprigs of cherry blossoms and place them in a vase. While many styles of vases complement the appearance of the flowers, a sleek cylindrical vase or a basic round vase in white lends a simplistic beauty while allowing the blossoms to get the most attention.
Clothes and Hair - Cherry blossoms can give an average outfit a special spring-inspired look. Cherry blossom designs embroidered on a dress, tops, scarves or sashes provide a simple way to decorate clothing with these springtime flowers. Girls or women, at weddings or a simple spring picnic, can wear a pink and white wreath made of cherry blossoms on their head. For a simpler look, stick some blossoms behind an ear.
Food - Give food a touch of spring by decorating desserts and other dishes with beautiful cherry blossoms. Whether it's a three-tiered wedding cake or a platter of cupcakes, decorating the icing with cherry blossoms adds a burst of spring color and a fun, romantic look to the dessert. For a delicate, feminine look, simply stick the tiny flowers to the cake. Alternatively, adding a branch of cherry blossoms, real or in decorative icing, gives off an Asian feel.
Water Display - Decorators looking for a unique way to decorate with cherry blossoms can make a beautiful centerpiece that is a variation on a traditional vase filled with flowers. Rather than selecting a regular vase, stick branches of flowering cherry blossoms in a large glass cylinder, orb or other display. Adding water to the display gives the arrangement a peaceful, serene look that is reminiscent of a Japanese garden. For a final touch, top off the display with some floating candles.