Wednesday, February 2, 2011



I took a break from crocheting.  Then I watched a bunch of movies and  instead of munch on pop corns I folded lots of papers and made these kusudama.  I had wanted to make them for quite some time and kept on putting them off.  I'm glad to have one thing checked off my to do list.

The below picture  was my first one among the five kusudama.  I used 3" x 3" Stampin' Up! pattern papers.  I wasn't happy with the result. I haven't made these for awhile so my folding and gluing wasn't even.  So I used different pattern papers.  The papers were thinner than SU pattern papers and they turned out much nicer. I cut the papers 2" x 2". Each kusudama used less than two sheets of 12 x 12 pattern papers.  Tutorial can be found here.  I used Tacky glue which dry pretty fast.

These kusudama are not only for Christmas ornaments.  You can use them for other decoration all year round.

Until next time.



Creative said...

Amazing beauty!!

JustNeedling said...

These are so pretty! I've seen so many on other blogs and have yet to try it out. Thank you for the link to the tutorial.

Ann said...

I tried one of those a long time ago. Yours turned out lovely. I just may have to have another go at them.

Rae said...

Hi Helen! These are very pretty! You have so many talents, and you are such a good teacher. You make it all look so easy. : ) Thank you for sharing everything you try with us.

TrishG said...

What a great cluster of flowers!

SUGANTHI said...

Your kusudamas are beautiful. I remember the time when I couldn't stop making them.

eva said...

Very nice!Thank you for the link to the tutorial.

Whimcees said...

Hello Helen!

These are so gorgeous! I love them! You are so creative! I also love all of the cards you have been making and the crocheted edges on your curtain panels are beautiful!

I hope that all is well with you and your family! We are recovering here from a very bad blizzard and now have frigid temperatures. Ahhhh, the joys of winter. :<)

Wishing you well and hope you have a good day today!


Barbara Diane

Sandy Ang said...

I'm crazy about origami and your kusudama balls are fantastic ! Do you display them hung up ?

Leanne said...

I've been here after quite a while. These are beautiful. Thanks for the link. I must try this out.

Monica said...

Oh, Helen, these are so very pretty... I think they are perfect... you are just being a bit hard on yourself. Super!

xxx Monica

Dr Sonia S V said...

Admire your patience to try and succeed so well. I have always wanted to make one .Yours are truly inspiring
Dr Sonia S V