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Kusudama Tutorial part 1

The Japanese kusudama is a paper ball made out of multiple identical origami shapes glued together. They were traditionally used as a  ball for incense or potpourri but now we see them more for decoration or as a gift.

Today I am showing you part 1 on how to make the Japanese traditional shape. There are many different patterns to make a kusudama ball but I find this the easiest pattern to get started. This is also the pattern I used to make the pink flowers on the tree in the banner.

What you need for this tutorial is:

  • 60 pieces of paper cut into squares. The pieces are each 7 x 7 cm or 3 inches square.
  • Glue

Below I will show you how to make the basic shape, you need to make 60 of these. Every flower will then have 5 of these shapes or petals glued together, making a total of 12 flowers. I will explain how to glue them together in a tutorial later this week…, you can find part 2 here.

Fold the bottom corner to the top. This will make a triangle.

Fold the left and right corners up to the middle corner.  This makes a square.

Fold the same points down. The folded edge will line up exactly on top of the outside edge of the square.

Open up the flaps you have just created and flatten them.

Fold the top triangles towards you so they are level with the edges of the paper. (This will result in 3 little petals on the inside of your petal; if you fold the top triangles away from you, this will result in only 1 petal on the inside of the petal – see variation on pattern below.)


Fold the triangles back using the crease you made earlier and glue the outside triangles together.

Now make 5 more of these petals and glue them all together. Make sure you wait until the glue is dry after every petal and take your time. You will need 12 flowers to complete the kusudama ball; I will show you how to complete it later this week, you can find part 2 here. 


We would love to see what you made using this tutorial so please post a pic to the Folding Trees Flickr group – it’s open to everybody. If you’d like to see some more original Folding Trees tutorials by Eve or June have a look here.


Comment from MaBaker
Time: November 3, 2008, 3:12 pm

These are really cute, thanks for the tut :)

Comment from BeckyKay
Time: November 4, 2008, 12:57 pm

These are lovely!!

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Comment from CowtownBaby
Time: November 6, 2008, 4:59 pm

This is great! I just tried one, real quick at my desk during lunch it was so fast and easy. At the size they recommend, they would be great hanging in windows, or corners of rooms, and I thought, if I can make them small enough they would make wonerful christmas tree decorations. Thanks for the great tutorial! I see lots of paper folding in my future.

Comment from Fuji Mama
Time: November 6, 2008, 5:46 pm

Fabulous tutorial! I’ll definitely be making some of these to use as Christmas decorations. Thanks!

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Comment from Howtoorigami
Time: November 7, 2008, 10:37 am

I love this one, cant wait to see the second part. I’m already having some good ideas.

Comment from monica
Time: November 7, 2008, 1:24 pm

Super cool! these are lovely, thanks for sharing :)

Comment from JoeGirl
Time: November 7, 2008, 7:13 pm

Absolutely beautiful! I could make a zillion of these flowers! Extraordinary! Thanks! Will return again and again!

Comment from Larissa
Time: November 7, 2008, 8:24 pm

Very easy tutorial. I used double sided sticky tape rather than glue for the individual petals and to put the flowers together

Comment from Romana
Time: November 8, 2008, 7:28 am

It’s so beautiful, I love paper works, thanks!!

Comment from Jean Saporito
Time: November 9, 2008, 4:07 pm

This looks like a great rainy day project for me to do. Thanks for sharing.


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Comment from highblood
Time: November 10, 2008, 6:54 pm

AWESOME!! Thanks for sharing! =D

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Comment from Shannon
Time: November 13, 2008, 3:14 pm

Hey – I just wanna let you know that these work really well when you use Super-Sticky Post-it Notes! (I’ve been making them at work.)

That way you don’t have to use glue… but they are VERY fragile. lol

Comment from bubblesikea
Time: November 13, 2008, 7:33 pm

I’ve been doing this in an assembly line system and before I knew it, I’m almost done with a second ball. Doing the cutting and folding while watching TV made it go so fast. Thanks for sharing this project…it was fun!!

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Comment from thekeybunch
Time: November 14, 2008, 9:24 am

Lovely, they are quick and easy, I just posted a link back to this site on my blog. Will make one and post a picture too. – Rekha

Comment from Emerald
Time: November 15, 2008, 2:17 pm

These are adorable! I’m totally going to make a whole bunch of them and use them as little toppers for christmas gifts :)

Comment from lowrahk
Time: November 16, 2008, 2:10 pm

When I glue the individual petals, and when I am gluing the flower together, I use paperclips to hold the pieces together.

Recycled paper, like magazine pages, gives great texture and unexpected patterns.

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Comment from Lisa
Time: November 20, 2008, 12:38 am

These are pretty – they would make great wedding decorations. Can I repost to my blog?

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Comment from stacy
Time: November 22, 2008, 1:50 pm

This is just beautiful. I’m not sure I have the patience for it right now, but I’ll definitely keep your tutorial in mind for the future. :)

Comment from ashly
Time: November 23, 2008, 2:45 am

i work with wire making chain mail as a hobby, i saw these flowers and loved the way they look, and decided to build a little wire tree to display them.

Comment from Megzok
Time: November 23, 2008, 12:41 pm

this is amazing… great tutorial… spent an sunday afternoon trying this out when i should’ve been revising for my GCSE mock exams :)

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Comment from Jill
Time: November 27, 2008, 12:08 pm

Kusudama flowers. Thank you so much for a wonderful tutorial. I have a scalloped 3” square punch which I used
and they look so pretty.

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Comment from Gail
Time: December 10, 2008, 11:05 am

I love your tutorial and can’t wait to make this.Thanks for sharing your talent.

Comment from Nancy Wars
Time: December 11, 2008, 11:07 pm


Today I posted an entry on my blog with a link to this tutorial.

Would you let me know if that’s OK?


Nancy Ward

Comment from nesrin
Time: December 15, 2008, 11:38 am

hmm.good idea.thanks:)

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Comment from misbah
Time: December 22, 2008, 5:58 am

i made it in white and going to dip it in liquid colour to give it double shade.

Comment from sanjana
Time: December 30, 2008, 10:10 am

superb flower,sure i’l try dis…..

Comment from kate toy
Time: January 9, 2009, 8:22 am

very unusual and beautiful, have just made my first petal your instructions are perfect. thankyou so much

Comment from Teresa Brown
Time: January 16, 2009, 2:13 am

Wow I love this I’m totally going to have a go Thanks for sharing this project Just love it

Comment from tracy mondoringin
Time: January 31, 2009, 9:43 pm

cool!!! another superb idea from you!!
thanks… terima kasih (indonesian language)

Comment from Cary
Time: February 3, 2009, 1:48 pm

Can you explain what you mean by the step “Open up the flaps you have just created and flatten them”? I just can’t seem to get that part right.

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Time: February 13, 2009, 12:07 am

Man, Some Lady In A Store Downtown Was Selling These For 11 Bucks A Flower.
Psh, I can Make Them For Less Than 3.

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Comment from Laurie
Time: March 2, 2009, 1:14 pm

this will be a perfect project for my Wednesday night craft with my best friend

Comment from nithu
Time: March 24, 2009, 2:25 am

It is very east to make

Comment from meero
Time: March 26, 2009, 6:14 am

oh no verrrrry buiooooooooteeeeefulllll

Comment from meenu
Time: March 28, 2009, 11:09 am

they r so cute and can be used in so many ways

Comment from Ola.Poland
Time: April 4, 2009, 3:29 am

i can’t doing 3 picture

Comment from Fernanda Gomez
Time: April 16, 2009, 1:13 am

Great tutorial, thanks for sharing

Comment from Manja
Time: April 17, 2009, 4:51 am

thanks for this great tutorial, wonderful flowers!!!

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Comment from Leilani
Time: May 4, 2009, 11:43 am

your site is amazing! my 3 yo daughter likes origami / paper folding and we are having so much fun following your posts. thank you

Comment from jman
Time: May 6, 2009, 10:21 am

i really liked the colors you used and the outcome of it was great

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Time: May 9, 2009, 10:25 am


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Comment from jman
Time: May 11, 2009, 10:16 am

do you fold the entire thing on the variation when your done or do you fold the petals in half.

Comment from lisa/parallelbotany
Time: May 14, 2009, 10:37 am

oh my goodness, these are so pretty! I must try them out.

Comment from cata
Time: May 15, 2009, 7:40 am

Thank you indeed for sharing

Comment from rushi
Time: May 27, 2009, 8:24 am

so very simple and very nice

Comment from saba
Time: June 17, 2009, 7:56 am

it’s beautiful just loved it lookink forward to more such beauties

Comment from mony
Time: June 18, 2009, 12:48 pm

These were so easy to make! I used the stickie Post-It notes on my desk to make them. I didn’t have glue on me but used tape to help hold the petals together. Glue is much better! Thanks again for the tutorial.

Comment from Leonie
Time: June 25, 2009, 2:20 pm

i love them so much.
thanks! xxx

Comment from Mcmol
Time: June 26, 2009, 4:39 pm

Do you have any information on how these were/could be used for incense? Just curious.

Also any ideas on use of just the individual flowers and not the whole ball? The flowers are so pretty by themselves, and I would like to teach my girl scout troop how to make them. But am struggling about what to “do” with the individual flowers.


Any ideas would be great!

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Comment from June
Time: July 1, 2009, 7:55 am

Mcmol, I have found an idea for you – just insert a stem into the bottom (try floral wire) and you have a lovely flower that can be put into a vase. See here for a pic.

Comment from beadbooty
Time: July 9, 2009, 7:49 pm

Way cool and very pretty!

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Comment from Spyder
Time: July 22, 2009, 3:26 pm

love this and would love to put a link on my blog, if that’s okay with you..


Comment from Hélida
Time: July 29, 2009, 4:37 pm

Consegui fazer a flor acima e fiquei muito feliz. Inventei umas folhinhas, colei um imâ em baixo da flor e dei como lembrancinha da minha festa de aniversário. Meus amigos e amigas (principalmente) a-do-ra-ram.

Comment from bobby
Time: August 3, 2009, 6:46 pm

This is a great article. I don’t normally post but I just got the kettle on and read your article. My kids are going love creating there flowers during the summer holidays

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Comment from medyum
Time: August 15, 2009, 11:56 am

These were so easy to make! I used the stickie Post-It notes on my desk to make them. I didn’t have glue on me but used tape to help hold the petals together. Glue is much better! Thanks again for the tutorial.

Comment from kimmiko
Time: August 21, 2009, 11:16 pm

Thanks for the tute I’m thinking about making some of these for decorations for my wedding.

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Comment from Pat Wehner
Time: August 24, 2009, 7:09 pm

I’ve made alot of these. I use tea bag folding paper in the small squares so they make little balls. I put brads in the center flower and sometimes all the flowers. I entered one in our central states fair and just won a blue ribbon. Thanks for the good instructions.

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Time: September 10, 2009, 9:02 am

Can’t wait to see how it turns out! looks really great. Such a clever idea, many tha nks for sharing it


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Comment from sucharitha
Time: September 24, 2009, 2:25 am

i liked thm but what kind of paper is best used to mak thm?

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Comment from Marli
Time: October 17, 2009, 2:31 pm

I loved this flour.I would like to learn how can I make the ball

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Comment from Edi
Time: November 3, 2009, 8:05 pm

Agradeço por seu belo tutorial.
Para simplificar, resumi suas fotos em uma página e publiquei no meu blog.
Citei seu site nas fontes.
Uma ótima semana pra você :)
Até logo.

Comment from scrapkat
Time: November 5, 2009, 5:44 am

I found you by cahnce and was so fascinated! Thank you for that great tutorial for kusudama. I´m new to that, but love it so much!

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Comment from karla
Time: November 17, 2009, 7:37 am

good, excelent!!!

Comment from Jeanelle
Time: November 25, 2009, 10:17 pm

IS there a video for the last part where you make the square into a petal? And I don’t get the last steps… O_O

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Comment from Alice
Time: November 29, 2009, 8:26 pm

I would really love to try to make this, but is it just me or is the pictures for this tutorial not showing up?

Comment from Kimiko
Time: November 29, 2009, 8:38 pm

I’d really like to use your tutorial this week, but it seems that the photos aren’t loading. Help?!

Comment from June & Eve
Time: November 29, 2009, 8:42 pm

Sorry about this folks – I’ve fixed the image probs now :)

Comment from sarah
Time: December 3, 2009, 5:02 am

this is so cute and awesome! :)—:D

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Comment from Ajit Manjrekar – India
Time: December 9, 2009, 8:23 am

It is the easiest and most well explained tutorials that I have ever come across. Thank You so much

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Comment from Ankara parke
Time: December 19, 2009, 6:16 am

It is the easiest and most well explained tutorials that I have ever come across. Thank You so much

Comment from hansel y grethel
Time: December 20, 2009, 9:44 am

beautiful, and interesting

Comment from Shinny
Time: December 25, 2009, 3:26 am

Wow! this is so amazing! easy, safe, and simple…. everyone can do it at home anytime, anywhere and safe our earth tooooooo

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Comment from eternallyeve
Time: January 2, 2010, 11:57 am

Great tutorial, thank you so much.

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Comment from Margaret Hagan
Time: January 11, 2010, 11:16 pm

I really love your tutorial + examples, I linked to them on my site. I made a bunch of these a decade ago, and now am coming back to them again:)

Comment from mimi
Time: January 19, 2010, 1:57 pm

cool —:D

Comment from Yoda
Time: January 20, 2010, 6:01 pm

It would be most excellent to be able to download the pattern without all of the comments that are posted.

Comment from June & Eve
Time: January 20, 2010, 6:07 pm


  1. Select the bits you want
  2. Copy
  3. Paste into Word
  4. Print from Word

Easy :)

Comment from kapadokya
Time: January 22, 2010, 10:47 am

this will be a perfect project for my Wednesday night craft with my best friend

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Time: February 19, 2010, 7:18 pm

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Comment from dev
Time: February 27, 2010, 1:34 am

wow I like this one, i did this for ma daughter. keep it up ur good work. i was amazed!!

Comment from ADKnits
Time: March 3, 2010, 8:38 pm

What an excellent tutorial — I’ve linked it to my site! A class on bookbinding last summer got me hooked on paper, so I’m excited to try these out!

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Time: March 7, 2010, 7:24 pm

[…] you’re feeling inspired to make your own kusudama origami, you can find detailed instructions here.  I love that she used a recycled map for hers!  The type of kusudama I made here is called […]

Comment from Holly
Time: March 7, 2010, 7:28 pm

Beautiful! I love that you used a recycled map! I linked to your instructions…thank you for the wonderful tutorial!

Comment from Doris
Time: March 20, 2010, 1:41 pm

Hola: ¡Que lindo! por fin entendi esta primera parte voy a practicar
antes de ir a la segunda parte regreso despues.
Muchas gracias.

Comment from melda
Time: March 25, 2010, 6:09 pm

?t is really beatiful and amazing.I tried but some things are not very clear.But still congratulations. :d

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Time: March 28, 2010, 2:11 am

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Comment from Anna
Time: April 1, 2010, 8:51 am

i can’t do the step number 4…

Comment from Asma
Time: April 8, 2010, 8:29 am

thanks for your information.
I enjoy a lot and I have fun a lot.

Comment from calig
Time: April 10, 2010, 1:16 am

I have not touch those ever since I started college. I used to make those papre flower and ball origamis. Each of this flower made from 60 sheets of paper, 5 sheets for one flower and needed 12 flowers paste together become up one of these flower balls. I remebered I spent two weeks to complete my first exactly flower ball. Good luck everyone and have fun…………………

Comment from pam
Time: April 12, 2010, 1:24 pm

Thank you so much for this tutorial! I am already addicted and i haven’t even started yet! Always, always appreciate your carefully done, beautifully illustrated tutorials.

Comment from Sonya
Time: April 14, 2010, 5:46 pm

Thank you for sharing your tutorial. Your instructions have to be the best origami instructions I’ve come across EVER. So inspired I made one right away. Thanks again.

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Time: April 19, 2010, 8:59 am

[…] are several different variations of the kusudama flower. I liked this one, but I ended up changing a few things to make it easier on myself. Once you get the hang of it, […]

Comment from susie
Time: April 24, 2010, 12:29 pm

I made three different colors of pink flowers and glued six of them together and then glued it to the top of a little glass candle bowl and put a battery operated candle light underneath it….it’s so pretty I made these for Mom’s birthday party in June. I rounded the edges of the petal so they really look like cherry blossoms….thank you so much for your tutorial

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Time: May 4, 2010, 9:01 am

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Comment from Jenny
Time: May 5, 2010, 9:25 am

Thank you for the lovely tutorial! Here are my first flowers:

Linked you (behind the word “ohje”, meaning “tutorial” in Finnish), so my friends can visit here, too :)

Comment from Niki
Time: May 10, 2010, 9:06 pm

These are so beautiful, I just made one with red origami paper, mine differs a little, but it turned out fantastic! Thank you so much! <3

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Time: May 22, 2010, 11:29 pm

[…] you’re in the office and have nothing to do. take some used papers (or post it papers) and try to make this kusudama flower origami. […]

Comment from Aleksandra
Time: May 27, 2010, 2:16 am

i like dis

Comment from clark
Time: May 29, 2010, 9:05 am

wow…It’s very quickly and very beautifuly I like it and I tyr it.WONDERFUL !!!

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Time: June 3, 2010, 7:18 am

[…] project for me. I did some oragami folding with my old junkitz salsa paper. (the tutorial is here)  I glued each of those 10 pieces together and I used 2 different ribbons from the kit to […]

Comment from Sudha
Time: June 7, 2010, 9:45 am

Amazing dear.

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Time: June 22, 2010, 1:45 pm

[…] to have SOMETHING for our aisle decor. But then… I stumbled upon pretty much the best thing ever: Kusudama balls. Drool. Ah-may-zing! I was instantly smitten. I showed them to Mr. C and he looked at them for a […]

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Time: June 22, 2010, 7:00 pm

[…] into the actual folding pattern here because I couldn’t do it any better or in more detail than this tutorial. So once you’ve got the hang of folding the petals, you should make 5 per flower. Be especially […]

Comment from Sarah
Time: June 28, 2010, 3:05 pm

I found the perfect thing to keep them together while the glue is drying: bobby pins!

Comment from L’Albicocca (di Miriam)
Time: June 29, 2010, 6:14 pm

I’ve used your paper flowers for a gift… See more on my blog:
I want to thank you for the beautiful idea…
Miriam from Italy

Comment from pein
Time: July 3, 2010, 5:05 am

lovely! i absolutely love it and it is so easy to make! my guy friend asked me to make a bouquet of these as a gift to his girlfriend! im still working on it, i wish she’d like it! :)))

Comment from medyum
Time: July 9, 2010, 2:11 pm

Thank you for sharing your tutorial. Your instructions have to be the best origami instructions I’ve come across EVER. So inspired I made one right away. Thanks again….
Medyum Niyazi

Comment from Ana Melo
Time: July 11, 2010, 12:19 pm

So cute!
Adorei o post vou experimentar e divulgar.
Beijinhos e obrigada.

Comment from kapadokya
Time: July 21, 2010, 9:51 am

very nice content posted thanks foldingtrees

Comment from Ilaria
Time: July 22, 2010, 6:22 pm

complimenti x il sito! davvero magnifico!
lo amo <3 !! :DD

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Comment from guzel sozler
Time: July 30, 2010, 1:21 pm

complimenti x il sito! davvero magnifico!

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Time: July 30, 2010, 2:03 pm

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Comment from Kyle
Time: July 30, 2010, 7:12 pm

This is very easy to make, and my girlfriend love the flowers I made her.

Thanks. :)

Comment from A
Time: August 5, 2010, 3:11 pm

AWESOME!!! thanks

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Time: August 10, 2010, 6:00 am


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Time: August 10, 2010, 10:17 am

[…] out the directions for folding your own paper flowers here.  I think I’ll dig through old magazines this weekend and get creating.  Thanks for the […]

Comment from fiona@A Matter of Wedding Photography Edinburgh
Time: August 10, 2010, 11:01 am

These are just lovely – and I’m sure would make fantastic wedding decorations.

Comment from hotfile indir
Time: August 10, 2010, 11:29 pm

Thank you for sharing your tutorial. Your instructions have to be the best origami instructions I’ve come across EVER. So inspired I made one right away. Thanks again….

Comment from florist Phoenix AZ
Time: August 12, 2010, 7:44 am

From now on I will be able to make my own “four petals” lucky lily flower cause it kind of remembers me of little lilies flowers.

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Time: August 13, 2010, 2:44 am


Comment from rilski
Time: August 13, 2010, 4:52 pm

very relaxing to work with paper after the busy day! thank you!

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Time: August 16, 2010, 5:37 pm

[…] go as planned. I have, however, completed one crafty project in the past two months. It is Kusudama. At first, I thought this would be a really fun and easy project. Estimated time lapse: 2-3 […]

Comment from Kristina
Time: August 17, 2010, 10:46 am

I love these

Comment from Blah
Time: August 18, 2010, 5:20 am

thanks. ican use it for my statues

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Time: August 25, 2010, 10:49 am

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Time: August 29, 2010, 12:51 am

[…] This is a great project to sit around and make while chatting as once you have made one flower you can just keep going and going and going! Hmm the possibilities are endless! You can find a cute little tutorial on how to make these here! […]

Comment from Marlène
Time: August 31, 2010, 5:53 am

Merci pour ce tuto, ces fleurs sont superbes !!!!

Comment from gemma
Time: September 8, 2010, 10:53 am

i love them
its so easy when you do it
but looks hard
i love origami

Comment from shreea
Time: September 18, 2010, 8:39 am

wow…it’s really beautiful… i love art and craft very much…..i’m gonna try it out by my own…

Comment from Sue H
Time: September 19, 2010, 11:25 am

Lovely design but guess I’m stupid because I get to the third picture – and for the life of me I can’t figure it out.

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Comment from cristina
Time: October 3, 2010, 1:57 am

great tips! wow ,really cool ,i will have a try by my own

Comment from cristina
Time: October 3, 2010, 2:02 am

“Open up the flaps you have just created and flatten them”? can you interpret more on this step again , thank you ,

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Comment from June & Eve
Time: October 5, 2010, 2:24 am

@ Christina; just have a look at the pics. The picture on the left shows the old, the right is the after they have been opened and flattened. Good luck :)

Comment from Lisa
Time: October 8, 2010, 6:02 am

I did it…I did it!!!! This was such fun! Thank you!

Comment from On commence demain
Time: October 8, 2010, 7:22 am

Thank you for this very clear tutorial!

Comment from Sanjyoti
Time: October 8, 2010, 10:02 am

I think this is 99% nice but the puffy stars are 100% best.

Comment from Liat Varsano
Time: October 8, 2010, 4:22 pm

It’s amazing.

Love it.

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Comment from Holly-Day
Time: October 13, 2010, 5:34 pm

What a lovely craft idea! I wish I’m as skilled as that so that I could create such beautiful things!

Comment from eiyn~
Time: October 15, 2010, 3:40 am

thanz for sharng this it..beautiful~

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Time: October 17, 2010, 4:15 pm

[…] to give to my mum on her 60th birthday, but as ever, I was short on time. I came across this tutorial for making a paper flower decoration and it seemed kind of fitting that it required 60 pieces of […]

Comment from pinterpret
Time: October 18, 2010, 2:38 pm

WoooW THANK YOU !! love you folding trees loveeee : homeworkkk :D

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Comment from neha
Time: October 26, 2010, 3:04 am

thank u for teaching such a lovely flower making technique

Comment from Manufacta
Time: October 30, 2010, 6:20 pm

Un tutorial chiarissimo e molto utile

Comment from zlatka
Time: November 2, 2010, 2:46 pm

Great idea for a present!! just made one flower seven petal´s flower with one supplementary petal stuck in the creates kind of orchidea…I made two leaves of green paper and here we go–lovely orchidea like alive!

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Time: November 8, 2010, 4:14 pm

[…] followed the instructions provided by Folding Trees, which made it very easy to get right on making the flower petals.  I cut down the magazines to be […]

Comment from Jyoti Kaushik
Time: November 14, 2010, 1:46 pm

Lovely flower.Today i’ve learnt to make a beautiful flower that i’m going to use in my nxt craft activity.Thanx

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[…] incollando tra loro molteplici origami di identica forma. In questo caso vi proponiamo dei bei fiori colorati da posizionare per la casa oppure da appendere all’albero di Natale o alle fiestre per impreziosirli con qualcosa di nuovo e […]

Comment from Patrizia
Time: November 19, 2010, 4:25 pm

Ciao, credo che questi fiori siano veramente belli ed è divertente realizzarli grazie!

Comment from stephanie
Time: November 22, 2010, 4:06 pm

hello !
I discovered your website few days ago and I have already read everything ! your website is so good !
I have made this origami and I would like to speak about it on my blog … Are you OK (of course, I will give the link in my article)

Comment from ianed
Time: November 25, 2010, 9:44 am

beautiful…hope i can make one too…

Comment from sarat
Time: November 28, 2010, 12:30 pm

its wonderful. i am making them as i speak, its real simple and hope yu have more luck with yur future projects

Comment from Melissa
Time: December 1, 2010, 12:13 am

this is so Cool! i love it. :)

Comment from sardonxy
Time: December 3, 2010, 1:09 pm

Love this tutorial >3 it’s easy to understand with very cute result. Can i post this to my blog with link to this website? thanks before ^ ^

Comment from Angela Christopher
Time: December 3, 2010, 1:58 pm

hey, this is sooo nice.. your demonstration is complete and perfect. it was so easy to follow you.. keep it up..

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[…] flowers and would like to have a go at making them, there is a great tutorial that you can find HERE. Dont be scared….they are not hard at all. Though they are slightly addictive….so watch […]

Comment from Skye Keating
Time: December 4, 2010, 9:26 pm

Thank you for you Kusudama Blossom tutorial. I loved it so much that I have made over 10 different kusudama blossom balls, and I keep making them. It has been fun making them.

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Comment from TL
Time: December 5, 2010, 5:28 pm

I can’t seem to get the “open flaps that you just created part”. Any help? Thanks!

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Time: December 5, 2010, 7:26 pm

[…] are many tutorials for these flowers on the net. This one from Folding Trees is easy to […]

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Time: December 7, 2010, 12:28 pm

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Comment from marianne
Time: December 9, 2010, 4:57 am

These are lovely!!marianne*

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Time: December 10, 2010, 9:43 am

[…] Kusudama: Coworker 2 found her inspiration at Folding Trees, where a two-part tutorial on Kusudama shares an easy way to make paper flowers that you then glue together into ball-shaped ornaments. She was putting these together at her desk, and I have to say that the flowers look amazing on their own as well, particularly in white. This would be a really cute spin on wedding flowers too, I think. […]

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Time: December 14, 2010, 10:45 am

[…] Stop drooling and go to the Kusudama paper-flower tutorial HERE. […]

Comment from Jelena
Time: December 19, 2010, 6:34 am

How about using 6 petals? Can I still make a kusudama ball with flowers made of six petals? I find it difficult to glue just five of them :/ .

Thanks for the tutorial it’s awesome!

Comment from HanTin
Time: December 20, 2010, 11:42 pm

Very artistic and easy instruction to follow….Happy Holidays.

Comment from xxxxx
Time: December 22, 2010, 1:08 pm

Kusudama is very cool!

Comment from best online toys for kids
Time: January 3, 2011, 6:23 am

love the tutorial. am making one now. or two. i just hope i can find good paper at our local bookstore.

Comment from misse
Time: January 6, 2011, 7:46 am

it was verry easy!!!! thanks so verry much:)

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Time: January 9, 2011, 11:28 am

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Comment from Katherine
Time: January 9, 2011, 2:22 pm

This tutorial is great – I’m so glad I found it. Thank you for posting such great work – I made one while following along and now I’m off to make 59 more! :) xx

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Comment from Elusive Butters
Time: January 26, 2011, 2:38 am

I saw these featured on Martha Stewart in an article on their favorite Etsy crafters. I was so glad to find out for myself how to make these perfect little flowers! I plan on using them in my wedding. A bunch of my friends have learned to make them. I hope to make at least 100 in the next month, besides a slue of other DIY projects!

Thanks so much for the tutorial! My friends love making them!

Comment from katia
Time: January 27, 2011, 3:51 am

Thank you very much!
Now I really understand how to make this beatiful flower!!!!


Comment from rathimalar
Time: January 29, 2011, 3:24 am

thank you very much………. I used it for my class decoration……..all my classmates like it very much………

Comment from Laura
Time: January 31, 2011, 12:43 pm

Thanks for tutorial. Now i can make an awesome wedding bouquet :)

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Time: February 2, 2011, 8:03 pm

[…] anyone is interested, this is the tutorial I used to learn how to make these. They aren’t hard to make, but they are a little […]

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Time: February 4, 2011, 2:27 pm

[…] these paper flowers are just the first step in creating a Japanese kusudama ball (which combines a total of 12 of […]

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[…] origami flower tutorial simple and beautiful! […]

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Time: February 6, 2011, 6:46 pm

[…] came across a tutorial online for a Kusudama by Folding Trees. I thought it looked so beautiful and would look great hanging in her dorm […]

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Time: February 8, 2011, 4:06 am

[…] I used both Dragonfly and Lilypad Glimmer Mist and made a Kusudama flower. […]

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Comment from lizzie
Time: February 13, 2011, 7:32 pm

Hint: I used bobby pins (hair pins) to hold petals and flowers together, made it alot quicker. looks fantastic

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Comment from Staci
Time: February 25, 2011, 12:56 am

Thank you for these directions – I’ve wanted to learn how to make these. I’m including this in my Friday Favorites tomorrow!

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Time: February 25, 2011, 12:02 pm

[…] involves making multiples of an origami shape and attaching them together to create a ball.  This Kusudama Tutorial from Folding Trees shows how to make a flower commonly used.  The directions to make the ball itself can be found […]

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Time: March 1, 2011, 1:24 am

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Comment from sarah
Time: March 3, 2011, 3:32 am

Wow ! What a great tutorial . I am going to try it out now ! :) Thank you so much for sharing this with everyone of us . :D The flower is just stunning.

Comment from sarah
Time: March 3, 2011, 8:06 am

Ok . I just made it, and it was marvelous and easy too !!! :D :D :D

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Time: March 8, 2011, 1:26 pm

[…] Another conclusion was that I was going to have a hard time picking flowers, because they’re all pretty! Then we chose teal and apple green as colours, and there aren’t many (if any) teal flowers. Green is, unsurprisingly, not a problem, but teal is harder. I didn’t want real flowers that had been dyed either. It was hard to pick, so I put it off, like I do with all hard decisions. Then I started seeing all sorts of other flowers in blogland: felt flowers, fabric flowers, ric-rac flowers, button flowers, paper flowers…. […]

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Time: March 8, 2011, 5:39 pm

[…] Another conclusion was that I was going to have a hard time picking flowers, because they’re all pretty! Then we chose teal and apple green as colours, and there aren’t many (if any) teal flowers. Green is, unsurprisingly, not a problem, but teal is harder. I didn’t want real flowers that had been dyed either. It was hard to pick, so I put it off, like I do with all hard decisions. Then I started seeing all sorts of other flowers in blogland: felt flowers, fabric flowers, ric-rac flowers, button flowers, paper flowers… […]

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Time: March 9, 2011, 8:05 am

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Time: March 10, 2011, 10:17 pm

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Comment from Angelica
Time: March 13, 2011, 3:56 pm

they are beautiful… i haven’t done paper folding in few years but seeing these creations make me want to start paper folding again

Comment from Yaneth
Time: March 15, 2011, 12:40 pm

Excelente. muchas gracias. un saludo desde Colombia.

Very nice. thank you.


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Time: March 22, 2011, 10:14 am

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Time: March 23, 2011, 12:48 pm

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[…] PL: Kwiat wi?ni, b?d?cy jednym z modu?ów kusudamy. Wykonany eksperymentalnie 2 dni temu, aby przekona? si? jaki to poziom trudno?ci. Z?o?enie jest zadziwiaj?co proste, lecz trudno?ci mo?e przysporzy? ??czenie poszczególnych p?atków w kwiat – mój klej odmówi? wspó?pracy. W?a?nie dlatego, mój kwiat ma sze?? – a nie klasycznie – pi?? p?atków. Tak by?o pro?ciej je sklei?. Instrukcja […]

Comment from Mary
Time: March 26, 2011, 2:11 pm

I love these! I made some into hair clips by putting a bobby pin through the individual flowers! You just cant wear them on rainy days

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Time: March 30, 2011, 1:26 pm

[…] at these kits I suddenly remembered I had downloaded the instructions many moons ago from this site . It is an origami technique that is very easy using squares of paper, ideal for using up paper in […]

Comment from Billie
Time: April 7, 2011, 5:29 am

A friend of mine made one of these from your instructions and linked to you. I popped by last night and printed the instructions.

Thank you so much, I’ve sen these before but never thought I could make one, yours are the clearest instructions I’ve seen. Had a go last night and made my first flower.

Off to find some pretty paper and perhaps try the full Kusudama ball after all.

Best wishes

Billie :)

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Time: April 8, 2011, 6:46 am

[…] The flowers on the top of the pens are an oragami fold called kusudama.  I first printed two different papers from the digi kit on each side of Epson Premium Presentation Paper. You’ll want this to be double side printed.  As you fold it, each print side will be visible.   You can find easy step-by-step instructions on the kusudama fold here. […]

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Comment from dana
Time: April 14, 2011, 12:08 am

Wow :) These are a lot easier to make than i thought. I always made origami lilies but although these take more paper, they’re much easier and still look more complex in my opinion. Thanks so much for sharing. Also these instructions were so easy to follow. Better than any youtube tutorial. Great job!

Comment from gabi
Time: April 14, 2011, 2:07 pm

ebati qkiq sait i ebati qkite cvetq napravih si mnogo ot tqh mnogo sa gotini mnogo me kefqt

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Comment from Nin
Time: April 17, 2011, 8:43 am

Super ! Je ne comprends pas un mot d’anglais mais les images sont super bien faites donc j’ai tout réussi !!!

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Time: April 18, 2011, 1:20 pm

[…] no? I’m really chuffed at the kusudama flower. It is not traditional one piece of paper origami. It is a rule-breaking five pices of paper and […]

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Time: April 18, 2011, 5:50 pm

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Comment from m
Time: April 21, 2011, 11:34 am

This flower is very nice.

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Time: April 22, 2011, 4:44 am

[…] either I suggest you try because it was way too fun. Folding Trees has a great tutorial HERE- when I clicked on it and saw that they also used an old map I knew it was meant to be! As a side […]

Comment from saga
Time: April 22, 2011, 2:36 pm

nice… beautiful flowers, we made some and this really helped!!!! thanks

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Time: April 26, 2011, 3:02 am

[…] surfates oli silma jäänud Kusudama lillepallike. Otsustasin siis katsetada, kas ma viitsin ja oskan ja suudan sellega hakkama saada. […]

Comment from Leonie Barton
Time: April 27, 2011, 8:39 pm

Hello, is it possible to subscribe to your tutorials ? I hope this note finds you well, cheers Leonie

Comment from Criis
Time: May 4, 2011, 1:38 pm

very beautiful!!

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Time: May 5, 2011, 12:15 pm

[…] Stop drooling and go to the Kusudama paper-flower tutorial HERE. […]

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Time: May 11, 2011, 11:37 am

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Comment from Johanna Giesbrecht
Time: May 11, 2011, 5:10 pm

wonderful! Thank you for sharing this!

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Time: May 18, 2011, 8:20 am

[…] super easy and fast to make these flowers from  paper. Here you can find a great tutorial.  I worked with 7 x 7 cm. squares, appropriate dimension for the soft crepe paper. I tried also […]

Comment from kira ketsueki
Time: May 20, 2011, 1:26 am

sugoi…. i got it… ^^

Comment from reighviviouse
Time: May 23, 2011, 11:55 am

very beautiful flower kusudama i hope that you have new more kusudama folding instruction im so very excited to learn this web site

Comment from trexie nichols
Time: May 24, 2011, 12:28 am

i am fun of making different flowers, and one of my flowers that i made is this kind of paper flower ! i really like this kind of paper flower ! until now I’m still searching what other flowers will i make…. :))

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Comment from america
Time: June 13, 2011, 6:51 pm

Thanks so much for this tutorial! It was very clear and I haven’t found a site that has made it this easy for me to complete it and it actually looks alright! Thanks so much.

Comment from Jane
Time: June 15, 2011, 1:47 pm

These look great – going to try to make some out of Christmas paper to decorate the house

Comment from Liyan
Time: June 18, 2011, 10:10 am

Thank you SO much for taking the time to post this. The flowers look stunning and really intricate and difficult to make, but with your highly detailed step-by-step tutorial its really easy (even for someone like me who normally isn’t very creative!) Thank you so much =)

I’m even going to try part 2 and make the whole ball later – wish me luck! ;)

Comment from Felipe
Time: June 18, 2011, 10:16 pm

Absolutely easy and beautiful!

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Time: June 27, 2011, 8:04 pm

[…] I found an online tutorial for making origami kusudama flowers, and made several already, but turned them into hair ornamentation.  I love making new things.  I […]

Comment from Mansie
Time: June 30, 2011, 8:14 am

hey can you please tell what you did to make that variation in the pattern so that the flowers look different? Oh, n BTW loved the tutorial and the step by step explanation!

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Time: July 12, 2011, 11:49 am

[…] You can learn to make this simple flower kusudama at Folding Trees. […]

Comment from Brenda
Time: July 14, 2011, 3:45 pm

I was wondering if you could post or email me pirctures or directions for gluing the individual petals together to form the flower?? I am a visual person and am not smart enough to figure out how to make it look right on my own. I have all 60 petals made, just don’t know the best way to glue them together… Please help..

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Time: July 26, 2011, 10:05 am

[…] try them for yourself, then look no further. Here is a great 2 part DIY Paper Flower tutorial from Folding Trees. These pretty flowers are called Japanese Kusudama, and are created from several pices of origami […]

Comment from Jaz
Time: July 31, 2011, 11:20 pm

This is really helpful. I tried doing it and I was able to finish it. I’ll add this item as an accessory of my gift. I will go now to the next part. Thanks again!

Comment from Kapila Kadupitige
Time: August 3, 2011, 4:27 am

Grate Structures. I love orogami and Theses structures are realy grate. thanks.
Kapila Kadupitige
Sri Lanka.

Comment from matata
Time: August 3, 2011, 1:45 pm

very nice. love the color!

Comment from Kate
Time: August 7, 2011, 5:23 pm

Rather then making the ball I’m using each flower as a single to make up a baby clothing bouquet for my sister baby due December they look amazing thank you for the step by step instructions

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Time: August 16, 2011, 10:05 am

[…] image on Pinterest late last week of these very cool folded paper flowers. I followed the link to a tutorial by Folding Trees, and found that the flowers were actually part of a traditional Kusdama Ball. A few days earlier, I […]

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Time: August 20, 2011, 8:07 am

[…] run with that and make all of the flowers out of paper. I got some instructions here, here, and here, and then just played around creating […]

Comment from VSair109
Time: August 21, 2011, 2:43 am

good info,This is very me.

Comment from VSair109
Time: August 21, 2011, 2:49 am

this is very help me,now i trying it,i love art of paper.thx for tutorial.

Comment from Michelle T.
Time: August 24, 2011, 12:03 pm

Thank you so much for this tutorial! I’ve been seeing these beautiful flowers everywhere and have been dying to try them out. Thank you!

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Time: August 26, 2011, 12:28 pm

[…] flowers, so I found some new patterns on the internet that I tried making.  The first pattern was a cherry blossom-like flower from Folding Trees (a site which seems to no longer be updated, but has great instructions […]

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Time: September 1, 2011, 1:18 am

[…] the paper was dry I made the flowers. I used this site to figure out how to do the […]

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Comment from Florence
Time: September 9, 2011, 7:08 am

J’aimerais m’inscrire a votre newsletters.
Merci beaucoup!
J’aime beaucoup tout ce que vous faites.

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Time: September 16, 2011, 3:01 am

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Time: September 17, 2011, 8:15 am

[…] this week as I’ve been busy creating bits and pieces for our impending wedding. Thanks to Folding Trees I’ve found part of my decorations – Kusudama flowers. They have some amazing ideas for […]

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Time: September 22, 2011, 2:40 am

[…] Japanese  origami folding–something I grew up with as a child.  I decided to fold these Kusadama Flowers.  I made 12 total flowers, which equal 60 individual Post its.  Together they make up this […]

Comment from cj
Time: September 23, 2011, 4:50 pm

am i the only one missing something here? i get lost between step three and four…im so confused!! please help!

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Time: September 30, 2011, 11:38 pm

[…] fun are these flowers?  I found a website here that gives you simple, step-by-step instructions on how to make them.  I think these may or may […]

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Time: October 4, 2011, 10:43 am

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Comment from Saxofolies86
Time: October 6, 2011, 3:52 am

Super beau je m’y colle dès aujourd’hui car mes mains me disent de ne plus attendre pour essayer Merci pour toutes ces explications

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Time: October 7, 2011, 10:08 am

[…] Here’s a quick overview on how to fold the pedals, and a look at a finished product. (You can also see more photos and detailed instructions at […]

Comment from Meenakshi
Time: October 8, 2011, 1:35 pm

I so glad I came across ur tutorials …now can find a way thru my clumsy hands to finally create something for my daughter .

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Comment from K.s
Time: October 14, 2011, 12:31 pm

Very cool, I like them! They look so beautiful! I love doing origami, it is so much fun. I have made many different origami. Thank you for posting. Do you have instructions for more?

Comment from Neha
Time: October 18, 2011, 3:20 am

Veery creative & informative. Thx

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Time: October 18, 2011, 11:13 am

[…] This last week at work I finished up the March/April product photoshoot for Mia & Maxx Hair Studio. I made about a million of these Kusudama flowers out of old paper bags for the shoot. I spray painted some, left some natural and made all different sizes. I really love the way the shoot turned out but propping the product with these flowers was a styling nightmare. In the end, it was worth all the time and effort. And now I have fun little flowers to put on my Christmas presents instead of bows! Learn how to make your own kusudama flowers here. […]

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Time: October 20, 2011, 10:13 am

[…] tutorial, and then share with you a way I modified it to use on a flat surface. This beauty,  the Japanese Kusudama flower over at Folding Trees, is a great way to create beautiful flowers for a home decor or […]

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Time: October 21, 2011, 2:14 am

[…] through 300,000 search results to find these promising paper flower tutorials. I followed the tutorial from Folding Trees. There is also a part 2 to the tutorial which shows you how to make a kusudama […]

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Time: November 1, 2011, 12:12 pm

[…] in learning more you’ll find an excellent tutorial on this particular ornament at “Folding Trees“.  An excellent collection illustrating the amazing variety that can be realized with this […]

Comment from jamess
Time: November 12, 2011, 5:35 pm

i made the ball, is amazing using print by yourself, you know using the printer in home and just choice a nice design….family and friends wanted one, so i had a lot of work to do jajaja….thanks..

Comment from dominiquo
Time: November 13, 2011, 2:38 pm

i can t do it :( i dont understand the part 3

Comment from Esther
Time: November 15, 2011, 10:09 am

I used wrapping paper with a different colour on each side, which gave a gorgeous effect! Thanks for the tutorial :)

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Time: November 16, 2011, 5:42 am

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Comment from priscilla
Time: November 17, 2011, 8:07 am

really attractive and easy to make……..

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Time: November 19, 2011, 12:08 am

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Time: November 22, 2011, 1:30 am

[…] Kusudama Ball Part 1 and Part 2 […]

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Time: November 28, 2011, 9:20 pm

[…] Tree has  a Kusudama tutorial in two parts. I’m definitely making one of these they look like they will be really satisfying to […]

Comment from Britte
Time: November 30, 2011, 7:42 pm

Bonsoir, Good evening,

It’ s -a real plaisure ! Marvellous.With Patience> il will give a beautifuli result ! Thanks Vi

Comment from Shota
Time: December 3, 2011, 2:04 pm

Wow! I tried making these and they’re actually pretty cool to make. Different than origami’s that I know and much easier to make. It’s in the form of a single flower and able to freely experiment with the color designs too! Keep it up!

Comment from jessica
Time: December 4, 2011, 8:28 pm

Wauw! I love it! I just made 1 flower from magazine paper (cause i didnt had nothing else) And it looks great! its easy to do..
I might make some more tomorrow and then make the kusudama ball. Thanks for adding this here, it cheered up my day!

Comment from violeta chable
Time: December 6, 2011, 11:30 pm

Hermoso tutorial. Muchas gracias por compartir tus conocimientos. Simplemente hermoso :)

Comment from Rebecca
Time: December 14, 2011, 12:15 pm

I just made these for our origami Christmas tree! They came out beautiful… thanks for such clear instructions!


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Comment from Andi S
Time: December 21, 2011, 3:27 pm

I featured these flowers on my blog. They are stunning!

Comment from FinOosa
Time: December 22, 2011, 5:41 pm

Thank you So much – I’ve adored these flowers in all over the web, but this is the first tutorial. I found my way here via Pinterest (and another page on the way).


Comment from MARIA
Time: December 23, 2011, 5:24 pm

oie eu falo português essa flor é linda e facil de fazer d+ bejos!!!!

Comment from Teresa Winterburn
Time: December 27, 2011, 12:10 am

My Grand-daughter and I just made one they are great
Thanks for sharing :)

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Time: January 1, 2012, 4:37 pm

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Comment from Stephanie
Time: January 1, 2012, 10:04 pm

these are so awesome thanks so much:)

Comment from Aaron
Time: January 4, 2012, 2:20 am

The tutorial was very useful and I was able to make one very easily for my daughter’s Home Economics class…..

Thanks for the tutorial!

Comment from Loony
Time: January 5, 2012, 8:47 am

Einfach wundervoll, brilliant, simply wonderful.

Greets L

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Time: January 6, 2012, 3:01 am

[…] Folding Trees has an excellent flower ball (called a kusudama) tutorial here. […]

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Time: January 10, 2012, 3:56 pm

[…] As a visually orientated person, I find it simply genius. You can organize your pinboards by themes, grab any pic from the net or upload whetever is taking space on your hard drive. But the best part of it is that you can see other people’s boards and get ideas and inspiration. I already gathered enough for the next years to come. This is my first thing I’ve done after a tutorial I’ve found on the pinterest site .Here is the petals folding totorial. […]

Comment from graziella
Time: January 12, 2012, 10:16 am

molto bello questo fiore! grazie ne farò tanti per il matrimonio all’aperto di mia nipote.
buon lavoro!

Comment from Christie
Time: January 22, 2012, 3:36 am

these are really cute

Comment from Kathy
Time: January 24, 2012, 12:23 am

These are so wonderful, thank you for sharing them.

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Time: January 26, 2012, 8:33 pm

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Comment from Atraer Dinero
Time: January 30, 2012, 12:07 pm

woww thats amazing job with this nice blue paper i must do it!!!
my best wishes!!

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Time: February 10, 2012, 4:01 pm

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Time: February 13, 2012, 11:43 am

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Time: February 15, 2012, 7:47 am

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Comment from chandanee
Time: February 19, 2012, 2:45 am

Its so beautiful. I like paper work. I teach my kids also how to make these beautiful flowers.

Comment from Jan
Time: February 27, 2012, 4:33 pm

What kind of glue did you use for this tutorial? This is beautiful.

Comment from Cathy
Time: February 29, 2012, 3:51 pm

Thank you for your detailed tutorial…. I managed to make one of these…

Comment from Gentry Cox
Time: March 2, 2012, 8:23 pm

These are really cute my youngest sister is getting married and using these in her decorating and decorations are fabulous and a different way to using flowers than the traditional way with silk or even real flowers. Thank you so much for this idea and tutorial.

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Time: March 5, 2012, 4:37 am

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Comment from manou76
Time: March 6, 2012, 7:52 am

thank you for tutorial and it’s really cute ! I’ll do it quickly ! thank you

Comment from Marie
Time: March 6, 2012, 3:44 pm

Ces fleurs sont superbes. Merci pour ce tutoriel, que j’ai fait découvrir également aux lecteurs de mon blog.

Comment from J3
Time: March 7, 2012, 3:15 am

THank you for having the instructions I needed to make this “tree”. Someone at the VA Med Ctr where I go in Oklahoma City showed me the neatest flowers she made out of this design. Finally found out they are “trees” and couldn’t find the directions in a book – I lost the example she had made. This is just what I need to do at work in between calls as other are busy knitting/crocheting and I needed somethng to break the stress of being on the phones. Is there a book you thnk is excellent for “the older person”? I got a really basic one for kids but it shows mostly animals. I do think your web site will be super helpful! Thank you so much for this info.

Comment from Marie-Pierre
Time: March 7, 2012, 2:36 pm

Merci pour ce tuto très bien expliqué. J’adore ces fleurs de papier. Elles sont sur mon blog…en VERT! Comme Marie chez qui je les ai découvertes, mes lectrices semblent enthousiastes! Belle soirée!

Comment from Anna Moritz
Time: March 9, 2012, 8:47 pm

what a great tutorial! I hope it’s ok , I’ve linked you in my blog. Thanks again for the time you took to write and share this!

Comment from shreea
Time: March 14, 2012, 1:15 pm

i love your tutorials..they are so cleanly made…..and easy to understand….. :) <3

Comment from Melissa Caampued
Time: March 16, 2012, 10:38 pm

Hi, these are wonderful! I understand how to make the flowers, but how do I create a bouquet? How do I stick them all together to create an arrangement?

Comment from June & Eve
Time: March 22, 2012, 7:19 am

Look back at the post for the link to Part 2 – that explains it!

Comment from Kay
Time: April 16, 2012, 7:57 pm

I love these little flowers but they were too tiny so I doubled the size of them thank you for posting :)

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Time: April 18, 2012, 5:10 pm

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Comment from tifleur
Time: April 20, 2012, 6:22 am

I published an article about origami with a link to your website. It’s will be published on 28/04/2012 to 10h00. Tell me what you think about it!
see you

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Comment from Amy R.
Time: May 14, 2012, 5:10 pm

I saw a branch with these flowers today and fell in love and when I googled paper flower, an image of these popped up and a link here! They were so easy…I made them out of old music sheets. I needed 7 petals to make a full looking flower (and added some chalking for a bit of color. I used THE BEST GLUE EVER from ScraPerfect and it worked great because it sticks and holds right away…and to out them altogether…I just put a dab of glue on the petal and let it sit for a little bit. The glue gets stickier as it dries so it went together in a snap!

Thanks for the clear directions!

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Time: May 23, 2012, 12:39 pm

[…] finally, a very unique paper flower from Folding Trees.  These are Japanese kusudama, and I can’t wait to try making some of them!  Please note […]

Comment from Norul Abdul
Time: May 28, 2012, 8:22 pm

Thanks for the very interesting and cute tutorial. The pictures and instructions provided is very usefull and easy to follow! Great, job! Thanks for sharing!!! It’s going to be a very interesting wedding projects of my own :-)

Comment from Nina
Time: May 30, 2012, 7:37 pm

This are cute, but I dont know what to do with this!!!

Comment from candy
Time: June 2, 2012, 6:43 pm

if anyone knows how to make wedding bouquets out of these flowers please email me. Thanks Candy

Comment from Pat de Verre
Time: June 18, 2012, 10:53 am

So cute,thanks for sharing

Comment from aruna
Time: July 8, 2012, 7:33 am

thank for sharing

Comment from julia
Time: July 18, 2012, 3:56 pm

adorei pena que as instruções estão em ingles ai fica dificil

Comment from Retasu
Time: August 7, 2012, 8:28 am

Thank you for sharing. It’s very beautiful. Me and my friend were bored but this “paperflower” make our day interesting :D

Comment from Shawna Gingrich
Time: August 7, 2012, 8:37 pm

Thank you soooo much for sharing this! I made the Kusudama flower today and love it! The hardest part was cutting all the squares to fold. Maybe I’ll be able to sucker my husband into cutting them for me lol. Thanks again for sharing this I LOVE IT!

Comment from helloworld
Time: August 10, 2012, 5:34 pm

i tried doing it but i couldnt do it, is there a video or something

Comment from Paige
Time: September 13, 2012, 2:20 pm

this was alot easier to make than it look and turned out beautiful :) they are great for boredom stoppers …. just need more ideas as to what to do with it so it doesnt get destroyed :)
thankyou x

Comment from tifleur
Time: September 18, 2012, 5:19 am


I link your website on my blog for an article about the kusudama’s tutorial.
It will edited the 20 september in the morning.
Tell me what do you think about.

Thanks and see you

Comment from Sarvesh Bhalerao
Time: September 18, 2012, 5:55 am

It’s awesome… i just tried it…. and able to do one… i have created so many in different colours to decorate my desk… thank you so much…

Comment from Karen Dale
Time: September 22, 2012, 8:35 pm

I made the Kusudama flower balls for my daughter’s upcoming wedding. They are beautiful! I also wanted to make some a little bigger so I used the steps here and used 10 x 10 squares. I also added glitter spray to give them a beautiful glimmer. Thanks for the great tutorial!

Comment from just a person named jane
Time: September 23, 2012, 10:24 am

Awesome~ thank you so much~

Comment from Laura
Time: September 25, 2012, 7:02 am

C’est très bien mais c’est juste que ça fais une grande fleur donc il faut découper des petits morceaux avant de commencer.

Comment from Aparna
Time: September 27, 2012, 2:47 pm

These are great! I snipped off the ends of the petals and made to flower as a table centre piece! everyone lover it :D thanks you so much for the tutorial!

Comment from Joyce
Time: October 26, 2012, 11:56 am

fantastic and great, thanks ^_O

Comment from Linda @ My Crafty Home Life
Time: October 29, 2012, 7:07 am

Wow, I actually think I can make these. Thanks.

Comment from shrikant
Time: November 4, 2012, 2:43 am

it is really so beautiful i like it so much !
thanks for this tutorial .

Comment from camille
Time: November 5, 2012, 4:25 am

j’aime se site il est très simple et hyper cool …..

Comment from carmen
Time: November 18, 2012, 6:04 pm

fantastico!!!! grazie

Comment from Luciana loucel
Time: November 18, 2012, 7:26 pm

Beautiful , Was awsome and nice i Will never stop doing they :)

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Time: December 12, 2012, 4:15 am


Comment from grace de luna
Time: December 30, 2012, 8:11 am

wow!it’s fantastic…i started doing it right away and i have this feeling that my kids in school will love it…we’ll have fun covering the entire room.

Comment from Sarita
Time: January 22, 2013, 5:49 pm

Do you just glue the bottom of the 5 petals together? is that how there is a space in the middle? Also, how do I make this into a boquet?

Comment from asroful
Time: January 29, 2013, 11:52 pm

nice! i make the pink one just now and i love it. Thanks 4 the tutorial.

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Time: January 30, 2013, 5:24 am


Comment from Aliveni
Time: February 18, 2013, 11:34 am

These flowers are really beauriful.ilove to do them.the tutorial was perfect.

Comment from ravi
Time: March 13, 2013, 5:43 am

thank you thank you thank you sooooo much…
this was what I was searching ….
now ihve got a great stuff to adore my sweet home n to gift Frnds…
thank u so much…..

Comment from Heather G
Time: March 14, 2013, 8:58 pm

These are a welcome sight while waiting for Spring! I used a kabob stick for the stem. It takes some work to get the five pieces together..and patience. I love origami. It’s my way to relax at the end of the day. Thanks for the lesson.

Comment from Handmade
Time: March 22, 2013, 5:45 am

Very nice, I love these flowers!

Comment from Bettina
Time: April 11, 2013, 12:49 pm

What nice flowers! I liked doing it

Comment from Van Den Herreweghe
Time: April 28, 2013, 8:03 am

Super les fleurs en papier !!!!!
Il y a vraiment des choses magnifiques.
Cela donne des idées !!

Comment from Kate
Time: May 10, 2013, 8:52 am

This is just beautiful. and the instructions are clear and easy to follow. they look pretty when you use paper with print on it. :) cheers

Comment from Erika
Time: May 19, 2013, 9:31 pm

What am I doing wrong?? I’m at the step “Open up the flaps you have just created and flatten them” Open them how? Am I supposed to cut them somewhere? otherwise I don’t see how they can be opened…help please

Comment from Jessie
Time: May 30, 2013, 5:15 am

so nice~I looking for the way of folding this flower,now I got it.

Comment from Mamma A.
Time: June 12, 2013, 3:55 am

Love these flowers!!thank you!

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Comment from Allison
Time: July 25, 2013, 5:54 am

Moi je n’arrive pas à passer de l’image 3 à la 4 je ne comprends pas ce qu’il faut faire

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Comment from noeline de Lima
Time: September 2, 2013, 6:00 am

This is awesome..really beautiful when made into flowers

Comment from Caley :)
Time: September 12, 2013, 3:42 am

i have been doing some the same but I only have one bit in the middle but I know how to do 3 thankies! :)

Comment from Shweta
Time: October 22, 2013, 6:59 am

Thanks a lot!!!

Comment from Clive Coelho
Time: November 6, 2013, 7:46 am

Yap as all said this steps a simple an understandable i liked …… the outcome is pretty sweet an beauty….

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Comment from Inés
Time: December 1, 2013, 10:31 pm

Había entrado a varios tutoriales para aprender ha hacer esta flor, la que necesito para una tarea de Diseño y no había podido entender las explicaciones. Gracias, Gracias por ser tan claros en su explicación, no saben cuanto me han ayudado.

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Time: December 9, 2013, 12:16 am

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Comment from brenda
Time: January 5, 2014, 9:40 am

Franchement ses le meilleur tutoriel que j’ai trouver pour c’est fleur c’est clair a comprendre et sa prend que 6 minutes donc merci!!

Comment from nayyeree
Time: January 18, 2014, 8:20 am

Tanks ! very nice ! I hope I can do it like you !

Comment from ANGELIQUE
Time: February 9, 2014, 1:24 pm

Wonderful! I had a picture of the flowers for ages and did not know how to fold them. Thank you for very clear instructions… it!

Comment from dupuis
Time: February 21, 2014, 11:26 am

bonjour je pourrais voir les explications en Français

Comment from mariangela
Time: April 9, 2014, 5:02 pm

molto carini; cercavo un’idea e…..mi sa che l’ho trovata grazie

Comment from medyum
Time: April 26, 2014, 6:31 am

I have not touch those ever since I started college. I used to make those papre flower and ball origamis. Each of this flower made from 60 sheets of paper, 5 sheets for one flower and needed 12 flowers

Comment from Kadejah
Time: July 3, 2014, 5:45 pm

Omg I still can’t get IT

Comment from imene
Time: September 6, 2014, 6:03 pm

Thank you :)
May Allah reward you

Comment from Pamela Booker
Time: November 9, 2014, 5:55 pm

I know how to make the flower part but I forgot how to fold the paper from the beinging.. The very first step.. I love making these flower its now my hobby… thank you..

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