Happy Friday! I've got a special treat!
We've had so many people ask about these flowers! They're actually a type of Origami flowers called Kusudama. When I attended the last consumer show in Michigan, everyone was asking if we sold these in a kit and told them to keep watching the blog for a tutorial! Well, here it is! Thank you to DT member Stephanie Klauck who put this together!! Oh, and did I mention... there's a video at the end too!
Jillibean Soup Folded Paper Flower Tutorial
By: Stephanie Klauck
These flowers are so fun and make great home décor accents. They are super easy to make and the ability to mix and match the designs and colours gives you endless design possibilities.
To create these flowers just follow the easy steps below:
Cut out 5 squares of patterned paper all the same size. Each of the squares will make one petal for the flower. You can definitely do more or less petals if you prefer… I just find I like the look of a 5 petal flower. You can vary the sizes of the flowers by using different sized squares for each flower. I generally like to use 4”, 5” and 6” squares for my flowers.
Starting with one of the squares, do the following steps. Fold the square in half diagonally.
Fold up both sides of the now triangle shape so that they meet in the middle.
Flatten both of the triangle sides. (stand them up and push down on the center crease until it lays flat).
Fold down the tops of the triangles and tuck then inside the triangle shape (you should end up with a flat top that can be creased down). Then fold the side triangle pieces in half and crease.
Fold the two sides of the flower in and glue together with a hot glue gun. Create as many of these as you would like in your flower and then glue all petals together.
Stephanie was also kind enough to do a video for us as well. Thank you Stephanie!
Have a great weekend everyone!