Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Kusudama Flower

The kusudama flower is a modular origami flower made of several pieces of the same design. You may also see a kusudama ball that consists of several of the kusudama flowers to form a ball. Wikipedia describes the whole thing much better than I do. So, I'll leave it to them. Below is a visual of the steps to take to fold each segment, followed by the finale of putting together one flower.

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To join them together, I used tape in the picture (folded so it's all sticky outside), double sticky tape would have been better but I didn't have any. I have also tried using glue but I found it difficult to hold together long enough for the glue to do it's trick. However, I found a work around to that. I use bobby pins to hold the papers together long enough for the glue to dry. This results in a sturdier hold and cleaner display, with the tape method, you can sometimes see tape peaking out.

Try making several of these and putting it together as a kusudama ball. I'd love to hear the outcomes. :-)


CJ said...

Dude... that's crazy cool. I don't think I'd have the patience to do that. Mad props. ^__^

Fe said...

:-) Thanks! I think that's the same reason I didn't put together the kusudama ball.

Captain Monkeypants said...

That's awesome- I still can't believe this is just made of paper....nifty!

Lauren said...

When I make mine, I use superglue. Much easier! No bobby pins needed!

Fe said...

Thanks. That's an excellent idea. I was contemplating on using a glue gun, but decided the pieces were just too small - thus increasing the chances of my clumsy self getting burned. :-) Thanks for visiting my blog!

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