Flower Kusudama tree

Not long ago, I didn’t know about the existence of such a form of art as Kusudama, and today I am slowly mastering this work. From Japanese "Kusudama" is translated as "medicinal ball." In the old days in Japan, kusudams were used as a healing tool. In the middle of Kusudama various incense and healing preparations were placed. Today, these medicinal balls are used as an element of decor in the interior or as a gift for friends. So I decided to please my best friend with such a ball, in the form of a small tree.
 Flower Kusudama-tree
For work you will need:
- color double-sided paper of two or more shades; - scissors; - glue (any one will do); - decorative elements. In my work I used beads, floristic ribbon and wire for the trunk, a little plaster for the “soil”, the capacity where the tree and moss will be planted. With the preparations we finished, you can start creating charms called “flower kusudama”.In some sources, this kusudama has the name "Morning Dew" or "Morningdew". But no matter how she was called, I’ll say that she just blew me away, and I really wanted to do it. But we got into a mess, get down to work. Stages of work: 1 The first thing we need to do is decide on the size of a kusudama. I took squares measuring 6x6 cm. As a result, I got a ball of about 8 cm, consisting of 12 flowers. Every Kusudama consists of modules and flower kusudama is no exception. One petal is one module from which one large module is then formed. Schematically, the Kusudama assembly is as follows.
 Flower Kusudama-tree
And in practice it looks like this: Take a square and fold it diagonally 1 time, if you do it twice, then when we form a petal-module, a scar will be visible. The fold line should be at the bottom.
Flower Kusudama Tree
 Flower Kusudama-tree
Now we take one side and bend to the center,we repeat the same from the other side. In the process of work, make sure that all the tips coincide, this is important, since in the future it will be seen that the paper is “stratified”. As a result, we should get this:
 Flower Kusudama tree
 Flower Kusudama-tree
Next, take one side, straighten it and fold in half to the fold line. Repeat the same from the other side. As a result, we should have something like a trefoil.
 Flower Kusudama tree
 Flower Kusudama-tree
In the next step, we run our finger into the resulting triangle and straighten it. We repeat the same thing from the other side. The Flower of the Kusudama- The Flower of the Kusuda- tree "title =" Flower Kusudama tree ">
As a result, we should get this" broad-leaved shamrock ".
 Flower Kusudama-tree
Next, we fold the “protruding” triangle inward, as if towards ourselves.We do the same on the other side.
 Flower kusudama tree
 Flower Kusudama-tree
As a result, we got triangles on both sides . We fold them inward along the fold line.
 Flower Kusudama-tree
We can say that one module is almost ready, it remains to connect the sides carefully and we will have one petal with small rays.
Flower Kusudama-tree
 Flower Kusudama-tree
For one full module, we need five petals, but in fact there may be fewer, or vice versa, more. Here, as they say, is a matter of taste and desire. Gently glue together the petals, form a beautiful smooth flower. If the middle section turns out uneven, it can always be “hidden” under a bead, a button or any other decorative element. When all the flower modules are ready, we proceed to the formation of the ball.We glue together the modules with the petals.
 Flower Kusudama tree
 Flower Kusudama-tree
Flower Kusudama-tree
Flower kusudama-tree
 Flower Kusudama-tree
 Flower Kusudama-tree
Flower kusudama-tree
 Flower Kusudama-tree
While the finished ball dries, proceed to making the trunk for the tree. To do this, take the wire, preferably thicker. Next, I wrapped the wire with a newspaper tube so that the trunk was thick. Winding the barrel is not necessarily smooth, you can even say a little careless, it will make the barrel as close as possible to the present. In the right places fixed glue. Next, we wrap the barrel with a floral ribbon of brown color.Bend one end of the wire so that when you “plant” the tree cannot be pulled out. If desired, the barrel can be left smooth, and you can make a bend. In the flower free from the bead, we insert the trunk and dilute it to a consistency of thick sour cream gypsum, fill the mold and "plant" the tree. As soon as the plaster hardens, you can paint it “under the ground” and, in some places, smear it with glue, sprinkle it with moss and let the whole composition dry well.
Flower Kusudama-tree
Flower kusudama-tree


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