Origami Star Ball  


This is probably the easiest Origami Ball to make, but however it looks really fantastic! 

All you need is 60 pieces of 8cm/4cm rectangular paper. 

If you wish to make it in two colors, 2x 30 pieces of each color. 

Here's how to fold the Kusudama!

Step 1- Fold the blue sheet as below. 

Step 2 : Folding the white sheet: 

Step 3 -Preparation of the modules

Step 4: Assembly

Insert a corner into the littlepocket of the 2nd module as shown below. 
You will need 5 modules to make a 5 cornered star. 

Continue to add modules to form stars.


Kusudama Star

I've found this Kusudama model in Fleurogami book from Topp publishing. It is a lovely variation of the Morning Glory Kusudama. You'll find below a photo-diagram I made. Hope you'll find it useful. 

As for the Morning Glory Kusudama you will need:
  • 60 square sheets for 12 stars (flowers)
  • paper clips or mini-pegs
  • glue
  • a tassel

Have Fun Folding! 

Origami Lucky Stars

Aren't these stars just lickerish? They look so candy-like..don't they?
I've tried these using paper scraps from my previous projects...
They are very easy to make and they look so sweet.

Here is the Tutorial to it!

Have Fun Folding !

Dominanta Stars


Can you imagine your Christmas Tree without stars? 
Here are a few lovely origami decorations, very easy to fold..
All you need is:
  • 6 square sheets of paper (I think thicker paper works better for this project - mine are made of 80gr origami paper but they seem quite fragile however)
  • A drop of glue (Optional)
  • String / Ribbon if you want to hang them as Christmas Tree ornaments...

Thank you Monica for the inspiration!:-)

Have Fun Folding!  

Spiky Stars

I've seen these wonderful stars on Clara's OrIgami Blog and I decided to try and make myself a few ones too...They are very easy and fun to make...
You will need: 
  • 16 square sheets of paper (I used 10x10 cm) 
  • glue
  • 3d paint, embossing power etc... if you want to decorate them (OPTIONAL)
Here's Rob's Tutorial on YouTube...

Have Fun Folding

Venus Kusudama

I have seen this Kusudama a while ago on someone's blog and I said to myself that i must make one of my own. The folding of the flowers is similar to the Butterfly Kusudama...so not very complicated but however it takes a little while to make the 34-36 pieces you will need.
For this Venus Kusudama I've used:

  • 10 x 10 cm square sheets of paper
  • Glue
  • Paper clips (makes assembly easier when gluing) 
  • String or ribbon 
I won't make a video tutorial to this one for the simple reason that the one I've watched before getting to work is really good. Here it is ;-)

: You can also make a 2nd set of flowers,smaller in size and place them into the larger one, so you'll have a double flower.

If you do this kind of folding for the first time, i strongly recommend you to exercise before starting to fold your actual flowers...'cause Practice makes perfect..isn't it :-) ?

Have Fun Folding

Purple Dream - Origami Chrismas Ornament

Well...since it is December and it smells like Christmas...here's a first tutorial for a paper Christmas Tree Ornament. There are several variations to it and the tutorials will follow.

For this ornament you will need:

  • 8 circular / round sheets of paper (4 of each color for example) 
  • Glue 
  • Paper Clips or mini pegs
  • String or ribbon
There's a short video I've made to show you how to fold and assembly this ornament.
Feel free to let go of your imagination, you may use double sided paper, glitter on the sides, pearls, beads or whatever you like

Have Fun Folding!

The Morning Glory Kusudama

The Morning Glory Kusudama, also known as The Birthday Kusudama or the Traditional Japanese Kusudama is basically one of the easiest models to make. Very easy to fold and to assembly, is in my oppinion the starting point for beginners.  

You will need:
  • 60 square sheets of paper (try 10x10 or 15x15 cm)
  • glue ( I strongly recommend UHU paper glue)
  • paper clips or small wooden pegs 
  • beads or pearls for decoration
  • ribbon or string
You will have to make 12 flowers of 5 petals each. Don't hesitate to your imagination run free.. ;-)

Here's my own video to help you fold this beautiful Kusudama!

Have Fun Folding! 

Kusudama Passion...

My name is Bea... I am 27 and passionate about paper.. I have started scrapbooking about two years ago..and this due to a friend who once showed me her mini albums..
It was only this year that I discovered origami...and of course as all good things, it was by mistake... ;-) This September I went to a scrapbooking fair, where at a seller's I saw this beautiful Traditional (Birthday) Kusudama hanging on display.. He told me that it is called a flower ball and I could find the tutorial on YouTube... From here to paper folding it was but a little step...;-)
I have become so crazy about folding Kusudamas, that I basically fold every day... I'm constantly trying to find new diagrams and variations to them.. ;-) Personally I am a fan of Flower Kusudamas which I find simply wonderful..

What Is a Kusudama?

The Japanese kusudama (薬玉; lit. medicine ball) is a paper model that is usually (although not always) created by sewing multiple identical pyramidal units (usually stylized flowers folded from square paper) together through their points to form a spherical shape. Alternately the individual components may be glued together. (e.g. the kusudama in the lower photo is entirely glued, not threaded together) Occasionally, a tassel is attached to the bottom for decoration.

They are now typically used as decorations, or as gifts.

The kusudama is important in origami particularly as a precursor to the modular origami genre. It is often confused with modular origami, but is not such because the units are strung or pasted together, instead of folded together as most modular construction are made.

It is, however, still considered origami, although origami purists frown upon using its characteristic technique of threading or gluing the units together, while others recognize that early traditional Japanese origami often used both cutting (see thousand origami cranes or senbazuru) and pasting, and respect kusudama as an ingenious traditional paper folding craft in the origami family.

Modern origami masters such as Tomoko Fuse have created new kusudama designs that are entirely assembled without cutting, glue or thread except as a hanger.