Sunday, March 4, 2012

Kusudama Flowers

Materials: 3", 4", 5", and 6" square pieces of paper, thin flower wire, beads

Yesterday was crazy here!!  We woke up to no power, 18 inches of heavy wet snow and no sign of it stopping.  The power was off for about 14 hours and boy did our house get chilly.  My babies and I layered up and ran around the house playing to keep warm, we actually had A LOT of fun!

At nap time, I obviously couldn't play with my Gazelle or work on any projects that required her.  :o(  I wasn't so easily put off on crafting though.  I've been playing a little with origami and I've really enjoyed making kusudama flowers.  I LOVE the idea of them and the possibilities!!

Instead of sending purchased flowers, I can now make them and send send those.  The same philosophy I put into card making I can now put into sending flowers.  Adding my own personal touch and the person who receives them will know that I put my heart into something JUST for them!

I first saw these flowers when a friend I know made them as her bridal bouquet.  I'm still so very much impressed with what she did with it!  After talking to her, I did a little research and used this website to teach myself how to make them.

For future reference I made 4 different sizes (obviously using different size paper squares) and labelled them with the size square I used.  The other 2 were mainly for fun to see what using different paper looked like and adding a bead to the center.

My dearest sister-in-law has asked me to make her wedding invitations and flowers.  I of course suggested the kusudama flower bouquet and she seemed to really like the idea.  So, I am in the process of making a brides bouquet, 3 bridesmaids bouquets, and 3 flowergirl baskets.  With her permission ONLY, when all is done and her wedding has taken place, I will definitely be asking if I may post pictures here to show off my hard work.  :o)

NOW that we have power, I really MUST get back to working on those wedding invitations and Boss Kut Design Team projects!
Thanks for looking,
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(¸.•´ (¸.•` ¤ Jamie *´¨)


  1. How did you attach the stem?

    1. Here's another post where I described how I attached the stem:
      If you have any additional questions, please ask, I would be happy to help! :o)

  2. How did you attach the bead to the flower? I use wood stems for my flowers (I'm using heavy paper and I find that I like the look)...any suggestions for getting a sturdy base so the flower doesn't slide down? Lastly, how would you suggest I incorporate using a button/bead AND the wood stem? (Thank you in advance!!)

    1. Hi Stacey! Here's a link to where I explained how I attached the bead to the wire stem:

      I would simply use hot glue or any other strong glue along your "stem" where the flower is attached to it. I also used a little hot glue at the base of my flower on the stem to keep it in place.

      For the button/bead and the wood stem, I would suggest going with a flat back button/bead and glue it to the top of the wood stem.

      I hope that helps some!


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