Isn't this bouquet of flowers gorgeous?
It's called an Origami Kusudama Flower.
I first saw it in this magazine
So here is my photo tutorial so you can go and create your own gorgeous Kusudama Flower Bouquet.
I use those 6 inch x 6 inch paper pads, so easy and they are double sided.
Fold in half corner to corner
Fold the right flap to form a half triangle
Fold the left flap to form another half triangle
Fold both flaps back out again in half
Put your finger inside and open up and flatten
That's two done now
Go ahead and fold down the point in line with the top edge
do this to both sides
Then fold that flap in half
both sides, so that you are back to a square
Added strong double sided tape, this eventually flipped open so I resorted to using the hot glue gun
A tip when using those red liner double sided tape, I put some cheap double sided tape down on a scrap paper and stuck the rubber backing from the red liner tape onto this because those suckers just want to stick to your fingers.
So this is what one petal looks like after the sticky tape
You need 5 to complete a flower
Red liner tape on all petals
This is it put together
Before you join the last petal to the first, put your stem in, I used the hot glue gun to do this
I added ribbon to hide the joins at the bottom of the flower
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial.
You can see the tutorial as a video here
Leave me a message and tell me what you think of it and if you will attempt it, believe me its very easy. And I'd love to see what you create so leave me your blog address