Sunday, October 14, 2012

Halloween Kusudama Flowers


Machine Used: BossKut Gazelle
Software: Funtime Scrapbooking III
Files Used: Spider Wed provided during a BossKut Challenge by Jules
Materials: Origami paper, contact paper, bead spiders

I just LOVE making kusudama flowers!!  They're so much fun and I'm always looking for ways to create them in the image of the currently season or holiday.

For these, I chose to use black origami paper that I purchased from Paper Jade.  Then using the spider web provided by Jules at the Gazelle Owner's Forum during a challenge, I cut the spider web in quarters.

After using the multiple option in Funtime, I filled my workspace with spider webs to then cut with my Gazelle.

I chose to use contact paper (what you can use to line the shelves in your pantry) instead of vinyl.  It's much cheaper and I personally think it looks just as nice.  The other benefit is that contact paper seems thinner to me and add less weight to the thin origami paper.

I folded each of the squares in half before applying the spider webs.

Using dry wall tape (made it easier to see where I was putting the contact paper) I transferred the web to the corner of the origami paper.

I felt, that you can't have a spider web without the spider!!  Soooo, after searching for ideas I came across a tutorial on how to create a bead spider.  I alternated it some by adding the floral stem to the body of the spider so that he was attached directly to the flower.

Here you can see the single bead and the bead spider that I build my flower around.

Here are a couple close-ups of the flowers.  One with the spider bead attached and one with a single bead.

For more information on assembling the flowers, please check out this tutorial.

For more information on making your own bead spider, I found this tutorial very helpful.

Thanks for looking!!
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(¸.•´ (¸.•` ¤ Jamie*´¨)


  1. These are gorgeous. Never seen these beauties before and would love to try it. found your blog on the Outlawz and am your new follower.


    1. Thank you so much Olivia! :o) Although they are time consuming to make, they are so much fun! It's a good task to do while watching your favorite movie or show.

  2. Jamie, Your project is AWESOME, I bookmarked your page, I would love to try and make these but do not know if I will have time before Halloween but might be fun to do one for Christmas. I'm a follower now.
    Hugs, Patricia

    1. Thank you so much Patricia!! Definitely worth the time to make these, well, in my opinion! :o) I look forward to seeing more of your projects.


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