In honor of the 100th anniversary of the cherry blossom tree gift from Japan to the United States in Washington, DC, we’ve pulled together our favorite cherry blossom inspired designs and activities. Cherry blossoms may be a symbol for the enduring metaphor for the ephemeral nature of life {ponder that. thanks, wikipedia} — but more importantly, the annual blooming celebration celebrates the beginning of spring. And that is something we’ll toast our cherry spritzer too.

1. Darling shabby chic cherry blossom earrings from Aldari Jewelry Designs.

2. So sweet! Cherry blossom cupcakes from the Hostess With the Mostess Blog

3. {LOVE} Llum! This swing dress is available locally at Wee Chic Boutique.

4. Are you swooning? Tres adorable headband from Lou and Lee.

5. Restoration Hardware Baby & Child scores big with these look-handcrafted pillows.

6. New fav color combo? Cherry blossom branches in blue mason jars. Thanks for the inspiration, Dreamy Whites!

7. Laura from Cupcakes and Lemonade hits a home run with this cherry blossom brunch invite.

8. Soda bottle cherry blossom craft. Genuis. A tutorial for this gem can be found on AlphaMom.

9. Letterpress. Nothing makes us happier than letterpress. Fabulous design from Letterpress Light.

10. Cherry Blossoms go mod in this DesignedDesigner original wall decal.

11. If only we had an extra dispensable $1,200 laying around. IF that were the case (and that’s not likely to ever be the case, let’s be honest), would totally own this Mary Katrantzou Cherry Blossom Knitted Dress.

12. Get Off Your Butt and Bake inspires our inner bakerazzis again. This time with cherry blossom puff pastries.

We’ve collected even more cherry blossom fun over on pinterest….

 

(cool) tip: Headed to see the cherry blossoms at the Washington, DC tidal basin? Forecasters believe the blossoms will be at their peak from March 24th – March 31st. If you want the skinny on all things cherry blossom festival, download the new FREE festival app.