Monday, March 30, 2009

Making a Kusudama


As soon as I saw this on Folding Trees I knew it was my next project! You can find the tutorial on how to make the kusudama here (part 1)and here (part 2).

I used this pretty wrapping paper that you might remember from my little paper hand project. It worked really well for the kusudama because the back of the paper is a darker blue colour which you can see in the centre of each flower.

The tutorial doesn't specify what type of glue to use but you need something fast drying because you need to hold the paper in place until the glue dries. I used superglue, which was great because it dried so quickly but not so great for breathing in fumes :( and then there was the time I stuck my fingers together, um, make that three times. Argh!

In the tutorial beads are used to tie on the bottom. Instead I used some wooden buttons - you can see how I tied them on -just threaded the string through two of the holes and tied a knot above and below each button.

This project took a little while but was perfect for doing on the way to and from my mother-in-law's (much safer than knitting in the car!) and while we were sitting around there on Sunday (because just sitting around doing nothing much tends to drive me slightly insane!).

4 comments:

Simple Answer said...

I'm betting you never sit still!

Twasthebrilligandtheslithytoves said...

I actually made a bunch of these for my wedding...I used double sided paper and they looked fantastic just sprinkled on the tables...

Carolyne said...

I'm the same way. My husband is always trying to get me to sit still. It's gorgeous! I'm always looking for crafty projects to do! Thanks for posting!

Anonymous said...

They look lovely and would great for so many applications - gifts etc. Very clever!