Origami Flower Kusudama

The Kusudama flower is very special, in translation its name sounds like “medical ball”. The secret of its design is in the presence of a large number of pockets and flaps, in which you can put healing dried flowers and herbs. But, of course, such a flower is much more often used as a decorative element, because it is incredibly beautiful. It looks elegant and luxurious! And our step-by-step master class will help you to make such a charming composition. Thoroughly follow the steps described below, and you will get the desired result!

Step 1

Prepare 5 sheets of paper of 15 x 15 cm each. You can choose a single color or different shades but of the same color scheme for a harmonious composition.

Step 2

Fold the sheet of paper diagonally.

Step 3

Bring the right-side corner up to the top center corner.

Step 4

Repeat the action with the left corner – lift it to the top center corner.

Step 5

Fold back the right side corner to the outermost fold.

Step 6

In the same way, bend the left corner to the outermost fold.

Step 7

With each of the corners, you need to make a squash fold – lift and unfold the right corner flap first.

Step 8
Step 9

Repeat steps 7 and 8 with the left corner.

Step 10

The top corner of each flap needs to be bent outward.

Step 11
Step 12

Fold each squash lengthwise in half. First the right one, then the left one.

Step 13
Step 14

The sides of both squash folds need to be glued together. You can use glue or double-sided tape for this purpose. If you use glue, be sure to give it enough time to dry.

Step 15
Step 16

Follow all the steps again to make four more kusudama petals from the remaining four pieces of paper.

Step 17

When all the parts are ready, the kusudama can be glued together.

Once the ball is dry, you can hang it on a string. If you use double-sided tape, the assembly process will be faster. In the finished kusudama flower, you can put flowers, and herbs and enjoy the unusual aromas and excellent decorative properties of this charming ball.

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