It is time they finally had a life other than in their little sticky-note pile
So I have been making Kusudama flowers like a mad woman... Well, I used up all the blue papers that I had, and now I am slowly moving onto the pink, green and orange that were also in the pile... (and eyeing some new post-it's in the office section at Walmart)
If you want a great Tutorial on these flowers... Head over to Folding Trees. But if you are ok with my mediocre photos... Here they are: (also, I will try to get the finished flower pictures up... my iPhone is not being cooperative at the moment)
|Take your post-it and fold it in half from corner to corner|
|From the folded bottom side, fold the corners in, so that they match up with the top of the triangle|
|Take the flaps you just folded, and fold them in half, so they point back outwards|
|Then, you need to separate the inside of the "wing" so that you can press the center of the wing down. Each "wing" will look like a kite.|
|Then you fold the top part of the "kite" down, so it is level with the rest of the paper triangle|
|Now you fold the kite's back in half|
|You need to do this five times for one flower... I made five flowers, out of my blue post-It's|
|Put some glue onto one edge...|
|And press the edges together (just don't crease the back part of the flower)|
|And then you have one petal...|
To make the stem of the flower, take some wire (i used 22 gage because it is what I had). and Then put some hot glue on the inside of the petal, and press it onto the wire.. Fill in with 4 more petals, and then wrap the wire in floral tape, and you have some Kusudama flowers for a bouquet.
Also, I made some paper Carnations too, if you want to check them out.