Monday, 18 May 2009

How to make Kusudama Flower ball

Kusudama paper flower is an ancient old Japanese craft. These are Origami paper shapes glued together. These are basically used for decorations.

I have here made this kusudama ball as good decorative piece. Here i explained step by step method for kususdama flower making. I hope you all will enjoy this new technique.

Materials required:
1. Origami paper (any colour)
2. Glue

Method:

1. First of all you need to cut around 60 square pieces each of 7cm x7cm.

2. Here is the first step after you cut the first square piece. Fold the bottom corner to the top. You will get a triangle shape by this.


Kusudama-Craft-Step-One

3. Fold the left and right corners up to the middle corner and make a square shape.

Kusudama-Craft-Step-two

Kusudama-Craft-Step-two

4. Fold the same points down. Do the same folding to both sides.

Kusudama-Craft-Step-three

Kusudama-Craft-Step-three

5. Open up the flaps and flatten them. Flatten both the sides equally.



Kusudama-Craft-Step-four

6. Fold the top triangles towards you so they are level with the edges of the paper.

Kusudama-Craft-Step-five

7. Fold the triangles back using the crease you made earlier and glue the outside triangles together ans you will again get a square shape.

Kusudama-Craft-Step-six

8. Now fold the two together and glue it.

Kusudama-Craft-Step-seven

Similarly make 5 petals for one flowers. Glue all together and make a flower. Similarly make 12 such flowers.

Now glue each flowers one by one to the petal and make half circle. This way you will make 2 half balls.

Here is the way to make Kusudama ball.


Kusudama-Flower-Craft

Kusudama-paper-flower

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7 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

good morning reshmi
I have seen your kusudama flower ball it is so beautiful and I also tried that flower thanx for this kusudama flower.and one thing I want to ask that the paper which you have used is not available at my city so can I use duplex normal square paper.and can you post more this type of flowers.And one more request is that what type of paper or cloth you are using for these items plz add a pic of that also like wise you are adding each and every step pics so it would be much easier for new user like me.

Thanxs

20 May 2009 at 21:40  
Blogger Reshmi Nair said...

HI,

Thanx a lot for your comment.

The paper i have used is some kind of textured paper which is a bit thick paper.. you can use origami craft paper for this Kusudama ball..

As this was just a trial out, i used the paper which i had with me.. I'll be coming up with more kusudama balls..

Do keep reading.. comments are suggestions are always accepted.

Thanx,
Reshmi

20 May 2009 at 23:32  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Reshmi..First time commentator on your blog...Tried out the flower which turned out to be so pretty...Plz do most more such crafts with pics and step wise procedure... Cheers...
Shuba

7 June 2009 at 23:49  
Anonymous bindhu said...

Hi Good work Reshmi.Keep do sending more.Thanx4 sharing ur ideas with us. Bindhu

23 June 2009 at 02:40  
Blogger Cuteynudie said...

Hi Reshmi, I have wanted to get into the art of paper folding for a long time but when ever I would try to follow the instructions I would get stuck. Because your pictures are so clear I was actually able to make the flower ball, thank you so much for your time, effort, and talent. I used tape to put the sections together because I figured at some point I would be stumped. I will glue the next one. Did you use a glue gun?
Thank you again! Please do more.
Diana

23 September 2009 at 08:25  
Anonymous Mirabelle said...

Hi Reshmi, many thanks for the good tuto Kusudama flower ball, so if you have anothers tutos, i am very like to look again, because your tuto is very easy to do for me and my litle daughter.
many many thanks you again, it's very nice to read news again.
best ragards, (sory for my bad english)
Have a good day
Isabelle

8 December 2010 at 23:06  
Anonymous Lovely said...

You are awesome

4 May 2011 at 04:23  

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