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Origami paper flower bouquet

Planning a wedding or looking for a new way to display flowers in your home? The kusudama is an ancient Japanese craft that uses paper to create multiple identical origami shapes that are glued together. They were traditionally used as a  ball for incense or potpourri but now we see them more in home decor or in wedding bouquets and table decorations.

 

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Make a paper flower

Follow the steps above to create a beautiful paper flower. I used 80gsm coloured paper to make the design shown. The paper needs to be coloured on both sides. Once folded, use sticky dots to secure each individual petal and to secure all the petals together to create the flower. Use tape to attach your paper flower to a piece of florist's wire.

Make a rolled paper rose

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Cut out an irregular-shaped circle and start winding up tightly from the end. Continue to wind until you reach the centre and then allow the flower to uncoil. Apply hot glue to secure the base to flower section.

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