How to make flowers in Kusudam technique

Many original artistic and applied techniques came to our everyday life from the cultures of the countries of the East. They are distinguished by a special charm and are designed to bring harmony to the situation at home or your wardrobe. For example, things made in accordance with the technique of Kusudam and nowadays in Japan are considered healthy. If you believe the judgments of the Japanese themselves, these composite balls can concentrate positive energy and drive away the negative.

  • Making a simple element
  • New Year's ball
  • Bowl of Kusudam lily

Making a simple element

Kusudama is a composite art. Crafts are assembled from individual elements. The most frequently used element is the following.

You will need medium density paper or thick paper. Choose interesting solutions in this regard: glossy or matte surfaces, colorful colors, you can even take a paper with a pattern, pattern, divorce and so on. Next: glue fast fixation, stapler and sharp scissors.

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Make a lot of square blanks.

Place the workpiece with the back side facing up. Fold it diagonally to make a triangle. In origami, such a bend is called a handkerchief.

Next, add the left and right corners to the middle to make a square. Do not forget to make clear folds. To do this, you can leave the workpiece under the weight, say, of books, for a couple of minutes.

After this, fold the left and right corners down, so that the edges of the cardboard meet, and remove the "flaps".

In origami, this technique is called squash.

Now pull the two corners together.

Carefully open both bends and wrap them inwards.

Now wrap the sides.

Connect the sides. You can use glue or a stapler.

In accordance with the same technique, make the remaining five petals for a complete simple kusudama. Then you can put them together in a flower.

And already from the ready-made flowers you can collect hand-made articles more.

Hearts of flowers can be decorated with beads or buttons, putting those on the glue.

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New Year's ball

To create a New Year's ball "electra" you will need:

  • colored or plain office paper;
  • scissors;
  • glue PVA;
  • thread.

The process of creating a New Year's ball:

Preparing modules. For the module you need to take a square of paper. In this example, the size of the square is 14.5 centimeters. We make the marking of the lines of all possible diagonals of the square, as shown in the picture, and add on them a "double square".

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On both sides of the module you need to bend the corners to make them blunt.

The result is a module with two sharp and two obtuse angles that lie parallel to each other.

Assembling modules. Sharp corners of one module are smeared with glue and inserted into the obtuse angle of the second module.

Modules are connected together until the glued figure takes the form of a ball.

You can add color segments to the finished ball. It is necessary to glue together 5 modules of additional color and paste them in a ball.

The ball can be hung on a string and used as a decorative element or a Christmas tree toy.

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Bowl of Kusudama lily

To create a bowl with lily potatoes you will need:

  • colored or plain paper or thin cardboard;
  • scissors;
  • glue PVA;
  • thread.

The process of creating a bowl with lily potatoes:

Prepare the "electra" ball first described above.

Make the flowers. To collect one flower, you need 4 rectangles of green paper and 8 rectangles of the base color of the future lily. The size of the rectangles you can choose yourself.

Each rectangle needs to be folded in half along and bent from both sides of the corners, as shown in the photo.

We connect pink green workpieces. We put one on one without glue.

We connect the folded modules in the middle with a thread. It will be like a bow. Straighten the edges( future petals).

All the petals need to be carefully removed. The upper ones point upwards, forming a cup of lily.

Do not bend the green leaves upwards.

Ready florets of lilies are glued to the ball "electra".

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