Small Kusudama Flower Ball

Kusudama Flower Ball

The flowers from this Kusudama ball are all over Etsy. It is kind of annoying and it leads me to believe that it is the only thing people on Etsy know how to fold. Sure, there are a few that fold different flowers, but these Kusudama flowers comprise of 80% of the origami listings there. I personally don’t think the flower by itself is all that attractive, though having it in ball form is very cool. (Then again, I think all Kusudama balls are pretty awesome in general)

Small Kusudama Flower Ball in Progress

Small Kusudama Flower Ball in Progress

It’s not difficult to make. It’s just kind of tedious to put together. The ball has 12 kasudama flowers, where each includes 5 pieces of paper per flower. In total, it required 60 pieces of paper to make this flower ball. I broke the folding and assembly process into two days.


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2 Responses to Kusudama Flower Ball

  1. Rachna April 15, 2011 at 12:26 pm #

    I tried these too. Not difficult to make, but just very tedious. I exhausted my patience quota for the entire month making one of these:

  2. Elsa April 22, 2011 at 6:46 am #

    Yeah, modular is all about repetitive folding. The process is a pain in the butt, but the result is pretty cool IMO. Your Kusudama turned out pretty neat though!

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