How to: make a kusudama flower ball
A kusudama ball is an origami ball of flowers made from paper squares.
This fantastic tutorial from Find Inspirations uses 60 squares of paper and a little glue. Fold and pinch your way to flower bouquet heaven. You can create a table centre piece or even glue some ribbon in the middle to make a hanging decoration.
The author of the post has made hers out of advertising catalogues, but I've also seen some made from music paper, and you could also use maps and wrapping paper for a little variety.
The only downside from what I've heard is that it takes a long time to make these little beauties. One way to help with the time disadvantage is to take advice from the comments on the article and use double sided tape instead of glue.
These would look great as table centre pieces for a wedding, or even just hung in a window - especially if you add some diamond blingy beads to the centres to reflect the light.
Which ever way you choose to make this kusudama ball, It's a pretty cool way to use up those old catalogues lying around!
Seen some spectacular papercraft out there? Shout about it in the comments.
[Image via Find Inspirations]