Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Kusudama Flower Crazay!

For one thing I cannot believe that I didn't even know how to make this flower when I first noticed it last Christmas in the store next to mine.  It was an ornament for the tree.  Then I went to a baby shower and it was the center pieces on all the tables.  Then I go to Etsy and it is ALL OVER in there.  But what the HECK is it called!  After searching relentlessly I finally find it.  Kusudama Flower!  Unbelievable.  Origami.  Of course.  Apparently I have the only origami book in all the land that did not have this in it.  So any how, .....after making one petal I couldn't stop. I have been making them for weeks!  WEEKS I tell you!  Addicting?...um, yeah. I have indents in my thumbnails from all the folding.  Now I was going to post a whole bunch of pics showing you how to do it, but I am having some technical difficulty (surprise, surprise) uploading my photos.  I used an old dictionary for my paper, and cut it in 3in. x 3in. squares. So here is the website that I learned from www.origami-instructions.com  they have LOTS of direction on there.  To make the ball as shown you will need 70 squares of paper.  Each flower has 5 petals. and I glued the flowers into groups of three.  When done making your groups you should have 4 clusters.  Now all you have to do is is piece them together and then add a ribbon for hanging and maybe some sort of embellishment for the flower centers.   
  Happy Folding!

3 comments:

~amy~ said...

super duper gorgeous!

jen said...

And even prettier in person! But seriously- 70 squares? someday, my friend, someday....
(I still say it looks like columbine!)

Tonya said...

I love it! Excellent job!