Yesterday I went to the art store to get some supplies for my "type case project".
Usually I walk past the overpriced origami paper, but since I had done so so many times already in the past and have been thinking about it every time I enter the store, I decided to go on a splurge and buy it.
My hubby and I had a good evening (I just realize how lame that sounds. ;) ) folding origami frogs, cranes, planes.. ..and flowers!
I love this one and thought I'd share. This is a simple, yet pretty kusudama flower.
- 5 square pieces of paper (I used 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 in, but you can use any size really, depending on how big a flower you want)
- glue or tape
2. Take the left and right corners and fold them up to the middle
3. Fold the same pieces down to the right and left outside edge of the square. They will line up with the edges.
4. Open up the pockets you've just created and press them down.
5. Fold the small triangles towards you on each side so they are level with the edges of the paper.
6. Fold the triangle in half on each side, using the crease you made earlier.
7. Apply glue on the outside triangle, stick it to the other side. This is you first petal. To complete the flower, you need to make 4 more of these petals and glue them together.