MODIFIED JAPANESE KUSUDAMA FLOWERS
Years ago, I used to teach dance – ballet, tap and jazz. At the end of each year, I would fold paper flowers for my students as a little congratulations for all they had accomplished that year. I can still remember spending may nights with bright paper trying to figure out origami folds (and getting a few paper cuts too). I was always facinated to see how such geometric folding patterns could be used to create some really organic looking shapes! So naturally, I decided to see what I could find in the world of paper folding for our floral tutorial series.
Today, I wanted to start by sharing a link with you to a great flower tutorial, and then share with you a way I modified it to use on a flat surface. This beauty, the Japanese Kusudama flower over at Folding Trees, is a great way to create beautiful flowers for a home decor or altered item project. But if you need something that will lay a little flatter, try this modification that I came up with:
Oh, and don’t forget to come by tomorrow for the last day of our tutorial series. Let’s just say – it will be worth the wait!
A PDF version of this tutorial will be available soon! Please check back for updates.