How To Make A Kusudama Flower
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Step By Step Kusudama Flower Tutorial

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Step By Step Kusudama Flower Tutorial. Before we begin learning how to make this origami flower, let me briefly explain about the Kusudama Flower

What Is A Kusudama Flower?

According to Wikipedia, Kusudama which means medicine ball in Japanese is a paper craft that is created by sewing multiple identical looking flowers folded from origami paper together through their points to form a spherical shape.

However this is not usually the case because Kusudama flowers can also be turned into some other beautiful paper craft ideas. Something like the one I made below.

Step By Step Kusudama Flower Tutorial

Easy Origami Kusudama Flower Tutorial

Below I will be sharing a step by step Kusudama Flower tutorial for those of you that wants to learn to make this beautiful origami flower.

All you need are some basic paper craft supplies which includes a pair of scissors, some glue and of Origami paper.

But don’t worry, even if you don’t have any Origami paper, you can still use any ordinary coloured or even patterned paper. Squared colourful sticky notes also does the job.

To make these Kusudama Flower bouquet look much prettier, you would need some embellishment. For this project, I used some card candi for the finishing touches. You can instead use glitter, beads or pearl stickers.

Step By Step Kusudama Flower Tutorial

How To Make A Kusudama Flower

To make a single Kusudama flower, you would need 5 pieces of paper cut at exactly the same square sizes. You can also use six pieces of paper, but for this tutorial I will stick with 5 pieces to make it easier for you.

1) The sizes you cut and completely up to you. For this tutorial I cut each piece of paper at 10 cm x 10 cm. Make sure all of the 5 pieces are cut exact in size.

First Step Kusudama Flower Tutorial

2) Start by folding your first square piece of paper.

Make A Kusudama Flower

3) Fold it into half, from one sharp corner to the opposite corner. It should look like a triangle.

third fold kusudama flower

4) Next fold the right and left side of the triangle to the top point.

hot to make a kusudama flower

5) Hence it will look like a square as in the picture below.

Learn To Make A Kusudama Flower

6) Now lift the right  side triangle and re-flatten it along the crease. Repeat on the left side too.

Step By Step Kusudama Flower Tutorial

7) After you have completed both sides, it should look like the picture below.

Origami Kusudama Flower Folding

8) The next step is to fold the right and left corner inwards.

How to make a kusudama flower

9) This is how it should look.

Picture Tutorial Kusudama Flower

10) Now fold the right and left corner inwards along the crease that was made earlier.

Kusudama Flower Fold

11) After you final fold, it should look like this.

Step 11 Kusudama Flower Tutorial

12) Now glue one side of your paper fold as shown below.

Origami Kusudama flower fold

13) Finally you have made one Kusudama flower petal.

Step 13 Kusudama Flower Tutorial

You must repeat step 1 to 12 to make the other 4 petals.

14) After you have done it, you will have 5 lose petals as in the picture below.

How to make 5 petals kusudama flower fold

15) Finally add some glue to one of the petal and stick another petal next to it. Repeat the process until you have glued all 5 petals.

Learn To Make A Beautiful Kusudama Flower

Kusudama Flower (Origami) Video Tutorial

Here is a step by step video tutorial to guide you to make this pretty flower.

Now you have your very own handmade Kusudama flower. If you make 12 of these origami flowers, you can assemble them all to make a pretty Kusudama Bouquet or ball as I mentioned above.

You could even make some paper fold brooches for friends and family or decorate your windows and doors with some beautiful Kusudama flower string curtain.


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16 Comments

  1. Monidipa Dutta says:

    This is simply awesome Karen. Lovely idea. And a perfect craft I will say. I wish I could be so creative.

    1. karenmonica says:

      Thank you Monidipa 🙂 I am sure you can make one too

  2. It is early Sunday monring and I found your wonderful tut. I have been wanting to do the Pull up accordion for sometime. Thank you from the bottom of my heart to you for being so kind to share. I really appreciate your goodness. I am a caregiver to dementia and my light in the world during this stressful time is seeing things like this and being able to print off your instructions and hope to make at a later day. God Bless You.

    1. karenmonica says:

      Glad you enjoyed the tutorials Mikki. Do let me know how did your crafting project go. God bless you too.

  3. These flowers are gorgeous. My daughter has currently gotten super into origami. I am going to show her these so she can make them too!

    1. karenmonica says:

      I am sure your daughter will enjoy making these flowers 🙂

  4. These are so cute! My oldest son has been interested in paper crafts and especially origami since he saw a book about it at the library last week.

    1. karenmonica says:

      Origami are really a fun project. I am sure he would be great at it.

  5. This is a lovely craft idea. I might want to make some for my classroom (my students are too young to do difficult origami). But, its a good challenge for me!2

    1. karenmonica says:

      You can use this origami idea to decorate your classroom too.

  6. This is such a fun craft idea! My daughter would absolutely love making this!!

    1. karenmonica says:

      I hope the tutorial is easy for her to follow the instructions 🙂

  7. Christa says:

    I used to love going origami. I haven’t done any in ages. This looks like the perfect project to get me back into it!

    1. karenmonica says:

      Origami are fun paper craft projects. I am sure you would enjoy making these Kusudama flowers.

  8. These are beautiful! I think they look like a lot of fun to make as well. Thank you for showing us all how to make them!

    1. karenmonica says:

      Yes these Kusudama flowers were really fun to make.

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