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another origami gift :)


A friend game me some thread so I gave him a bloom kusudama, 4 petals version, with a tassel made from those same threads. The kusudama was made with a kind of sketch paper with some glitter for making origami. Ok, I use that kind of paper (with no glitter, of course) for sketches and technical architectural drawings and right now I really don’t remember the english name… In here it is often referred as architect or engineer’s paper.
I really like this kusudama and so does the new owner :) And yes, the tassel is long! ehehe

bloom 4 petals with tassel

Here they are, another two tassels! I have made 10 or 11 since they are so easy to do and fun to play with… I’m like a little kid when it comes to these things… *blush*

another two tassels…

a little gift…


My newest addition to the blog: step by step instructions to some origami.

The first, in a late commemoration of three thousand hits is Kusudama Lilian, by Fuse.
Kusudama Lilian: page 1, page 2, page 3 and a unit variation.

You may access the diagrams by clicking at the category ‘diagrams’ or at the link origami diagrams featured in paper unlimited.

kusudama: lilian


As mentioned before this beautiful kusudama has Fuse has it’s author. It’s made from six 15 cm square paper and eight 7.5 cm square paper. Very easy to fold and easy to assemble; the model requires some glue/ double scotch tape to hold firmly when assembled.

Lilian Kusudama

I translated the tassel diagram however I choose to do this variation with beads. I think it’s cute and pretty, overall. It’s also a good change from the tassels. Another reason: the thread for the tassel is orange and I wanted something with pink and red.
It’s available in kits; next is a image of the kit.

Lilian Kusudama kit

Price of the kit is around 4 to 5€, but it can be more expensive, depends on who and where you buy it…
The kusudama has a diameter of almost 11 cm. Another change I made: I used double sided red paper instead of the chiyogami paper that came with the kit for the smaller units. The chiyogami paper however is already in use in another kusudama, ehehe :) Have I mentioned that I really like the final result of this kusudama?

kusudama: bloom version 4 petals


When I finished the japanese traditional I also glued these two. After all they have been folded for quite some time… Once again the kusudama is the place to look for the diagrams! These are type B and type C. I will try other arrangements but right now I have other things I really want to fold! Like another kusudama and some cute animals :)

bloom origami kusudama

bloom origami kusudama

These are small kusudamas: they were made with 7.5 square paper and after glued form a flower cube with sides of 6.5 cm. The centers of the flowers are a little outside the “cube” giving it a rounded form. Each kusudama is made of 4 flowers with 4 petals each in a total of 24 petals. Overall, it’s a pretty kusudama with lots of variations!

kusudama: japanese traditional


I finally had some time to finish this kusudama. I found some thread and now I’m just looking for a place to hang it :)

japanese traditional origami kusudama

It was made with colored copy paper, with squares of 7,4×7,4 cm; the kusudama has a diameter of almost 11 cm. From 60 petals you form 12 flowers with 5 petals each. If you want to fold one go the the kusudama. This is diagrammed there. I’ve just noticed that the thread doesn’t show on the photo, but believe me: it’s there!

kusudama: easy unit


Wow, today it’s a posting day! lol But since these are all already done I can upload the pictures and serve it with some text… All the diagrams come from Mio TSUGAWA site: the kusudama.

12 units (cube)

Twelve units glued together to form a cube. The bigger one was made from 9×9 cm paper and the smaller one (on top of the big one) from 3×3 cm. It was really fun to assemble, especially the small one since you can’t figure out what’s the inside or outside units. These are the second version of my first try since in the first time the paper seemed to be allergic to glue :( the first try is on the upper left corner… Or at least a lil bit of it…

12 units (roundish)

Again twelve units but assembled diferently. This one no longer resemble a cube. I’m never going to use this paper again. It’s really hard to fold neatly and if make a mistake it’s bye bye unit!

30 units

This one really has a nice round shape. The big was my first and the small my second. The bigger was made with 6×6 cm paper and ended with a 12 cm diameter. The smaller one has a diameter of 8cm (paper of 4×4 cm).