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Kusudama

The Japanese kusudama (薬玉; lit. medicine ball) is a paper model that is usually (although not always) created by sewing multiple identical pyramidal units (usually stylized flowers folded from square paper) together through their points to form a spherical shape. Alternately the individual components may be glued together. (e.g. the kusudama in the lower photo is entirely glued, not threaded together) Occasionally, a tassel is attached to the bottom for decoration.

For this project you only need paper and glue!

Even though they look pretty intricate they’re fairly simple to make it just takes a little time.

There is a great tutorial on http://foldingtrees.com/2008/11/kusudama-tutorial-part-1/

Give it and try and let us know how yours turn out or if you have any ideas to add!

If you’d also like some additional challenging patterns go to http://kusudama.me/#/Victoria/Victoria-L/vict5

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Eternity Flowers

These flowers are awesome because they last forever, are fun to make and look great!

Mom bought ugly dollar store flowers and tore off the flower itself… Just to have the stem and leaves.

Then she created the flowers out of an old dress… And by the pattern I’m happy you made it into a dress and aren’t wearing it anymore! 😉

The book vase is made by…

  • Cut off the cover of a book
  • Loosen the binding of the book
  • Create a vase template using card stock
  • Cut the book pages using your template
  • Glue the first page to the last page

There you have it, a simple way to make a charming decoration.

Note to husbands… This doesn’t get you out of giving flowers to your wife every so often!

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