What’s not to like about paper flowers? They have a sculptural quality in which silk flowers lack, in addition to also you can make them yourself with the pretty paper of your choosing. Using the paper flowers coming from my kusudama origami ball tutorial, you can make a mobile in which’s ready to hang in a nursery, a child’s room, or anywhere else for a splash of shade.
- 12 kusudama flowers
- 12″ metal hoop
- Green paper twine or green jute twine
- Plain jute twine
- Hot glue gun in addition to also scissors
1. Wrap the hoop with plain jute twine. This particular is actually easier to do in sections, in addition to also faster if you wrap two strands at once.
2. Cut 6ft lengths of twine, fold in half in addition to also hot-glue one end to the base of a kusudama flower. Repeat until all 12 flowers have twine attached.
3. For the central knot:
- Cut 4 jute strands, each one 24″ long
- Fold in half
- Knot at the folded end, leaving a tiny loop
- Divide the stands into 4 sections; tie around the circle evenly.
This particular leaves a loop inside middle to thread another piece of twine for hanging coming from a ceiling hook, which can be adjusted to the right height.
4. Tie the green flower strands to the hoop, spaced out evenly.
If you want the same spiral effect, cut the flower strands to these lengths in addition to also follow this particular order when tying them to the hoop, counter-clockwise. You should be able to work out the pattern: 27″ — 18″ — 24″ — 15″ — 21″ — 12″ — 18″ — 9″ — 15″ — 6″ — 12″ — 3″.
in addition to also in which’s what the paper flower mobile looks like when this particular’s finished! I knotted the green strands because the paper twine I used wouldn’t hang very straight, however I like the effect – they look even more like flower vines.
I love the look of the hanging flowers, like floating little bursts of spring shade. If you’d rather not go to the trouble of doing a mobile, don’t forget in which you can form a ball with these kusudama flowers too!