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Origami Kusudama Handmade Wedding Decor
 
 

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Paper Insomnia

I keep falling asleep and waking up in random intervals, all I can remember is dreaming of origami flowers, some giant ones, some tiny ones. I dream of the folding sequence of the origami paper crane, and then I get it all wrong and end up with a squid of some sorts.

I think I may be losing my mind, but perhaps that is what I need to start making some mad paper arts.

In the meantime, here is something pretty I made:

 

 

Diagram by: E. Lukasheva

Color/Finishing/Folding by: Me

Visit my shop at: http://www.etsy.com/shop/PaperSquare

 

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WIM- What inspired me- Kusudama Revenge

I’ve always had this idea in the back of my head, to make a kusudama ball trio and hang them all together. We’ll I did it once, a while back, and my cats (kitties then) decided one night to play soccer with them and then got hungry and chewed on them. I spend nearly 8 hours making them, and when I saw them ruined I was so mad that I stopped making kusudama art for a while. Anyhow, I always wanted to redeem myself and this time keep my work away from my critters, so here it is. Tripledama v 2.0

My skill has gotten better, my folds are smoother, the flowers are more symmetrical and my corners don’t bend anymore. After making so many of these I feel that every time I make a new one it is better than the last one. I guess in this case practice makes perfect. I still spend a lot of time on them, but now its more of a creative process, I have also created my own designs with different petals and different folds, and that just makes me happy.

You can purchase this piece and other kusudama flowers and bouquets by visiting my shop at: www.papersquare.etsy.com

 

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DIY Tutorial: Origami Paper Box

In the following tutorial you will learn how to make a cute and useful origami box by using a square piece of paper. You can use any paper you may have, but the bigger you go the sturdier your paper should be or your box will not be able to hold anything heavy. For this tutorial I am using origami paper I got from Hong Kong.

If you want to see more decorated and fancier boxes, visit our shop at www.papersquare.etsy.com

1- Begin by getting a square piece of paper of any size, as long as it is square.

2- Fold your paper diagonally (so it looks like a triangle)

3- Unfold and repeat on the other side so you get an X mark like this:

4- Fold one of the corners up to the middle of your X mark (do this for all 4 corners)

5-Your paper should now look like this:

6- Now, fold one side in half like this:

7-Do the same for the other side, then unfold and do it for the remaining 2 sides as well so you will have something like this:

 8- Now, unfold one of the triangles

9- Pinch and fold both sides like this:

10-Do this for both sides and bring the flap down

 

11- Do this for the other side as well and you are finished!

This box can be made in any size, once you fold up to step 7, the square in the center is going to be the bottom of your box, so you can see if thats the size you want.

Visit our shop at: www.papersquare.etsy.com for a lot of different styles and decorations of these boxes.

 

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WIM – What Inspired Me

The idea behind WIM is a weekly post based on my favorite creations and why I made them.

When working with art, I always found red to be a little intimidating, mainly because red is difficult to photograph and hard to manage in almost any medium. In my paintings, red was always a color I had trouble with, it either looked too pink or ugly red… With paper, I have always had a difficult time finding the perfect shade of red, one that isn’t generic or makes me hungry (yes red triggers hunger, google it). One day while shopping for supplies I came across a book with 2 red patterns that I fell in love with and since then I have kept them and feared to make anything out of them because I would no longer have them! Ironic, that red always finds a way to not be my friend.

So finally, I gave in, and I have created this small floral piece inspired by this wonderful yet complicated color. Viva el Red!

You can purchase this item here: Red Flower Arrangement by Paper Square

Stay tuned for future tutorials and giveaways from us!

 

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