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How To Create Japanese Cherry Blossom Cushions

Bring a burst of Springtime in Japan to your living room… Breathe new life into your living space by creating some lovely Japanese Cherry Blossom cushions to brighten up your sofa. Place a Japanese screen behind your sofa or a vase of cherry blossom on your coffee table. Add some cherry blossom room fragrance perfume sticks and you’ll evoke the heady scent of a Japanese Spring.
Japanese Cushion

Step One
Cut out blossom (flower) shapes from organza fabric using a Versatip with a soldering tip.

Japanese cushion making Step Two
To create the individual blossoms, place three organza flowers together, then pinch them all together in the centre and touch the point on the back of the flowers with the Versatip and the soldering tip to fuse them into one blossom.

Step Three

Use a Glue Gun to glue the strung brown sequins onto the cushion cover to form the branches, planning the design carefully first if you want it to run across a number of cushions.

Step Four
Cut out leaf shapes from green fabric and use a Glue Gun to glue the leaves and blossom in place. (Alternatively, you could create leaves using lime green sequins). Add some sparkle to your cushions by using the Versatip to apply the hot fix gems to suggest blossom buds or more blossoms.

Materials required:

White and pink organza fabric (note that fabric must be man-made fibre only)
Brown strung sequins
Green non-fray fabric such as faux suede or felt or green sequins
Clear hot fix gems
Cushion pads with silk covers
Dremel Versatip with soldering tip attachment
Dremel Glue Gun

More information at www.dremel.co.uk

 
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