(Closed) for those of you who made kusudama flowers…

posted 7 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

i’m using a variety of 12×12 paper found in the scrapbooking sections of most craft stores.  some is thick and some isn’t at all.  the thicker ones are tough so I tend to make those ones bigger…  Good luck!!  They come out so beautiful!

Post # 4
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Cardstock is definitely too thick.  I used origami paper.  I think origami paper is just a bit thinner than regular printing paper.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Hot glue.  I’ve only had a few burns so far and I’m three bridesmaid bouquet’s in.  I’m using them for the Bridesmaid or Best Man bouquets, bouts and my bouquet.  But yes, the hot glue is worth it in my opinion/experience 🙂

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2011

I used cardstock & plain colored construction paper. I didn’t have any issues with the thickness of the cardstock, & actually the cardstock flowers held up in transportation & set up MUCH better than the others bc of their thiciness. I can’t add the link here but you can check out my recaps & see that I used them in my bouquets & as reception decor.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

I’m currently making some for fun and using coloured vellum, like this:

It creases nicely, and the slight translucence of the paper gives the finished flowers added dimension. They look incredible.

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2011

@nshorty:

if you click on my name it will take you to my profile. From there you can either click on the “bio” tab where you can scroll down to see a mini recap OR you can click on the “boards” tab and scroll down to threads I created and I have about 5 “recap” posts all broken up 🙂

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I made mine from fabric but for practice I just used regular scrapbooking paper and it worked fine. 

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I used origami paper and a hot glue gun. We made them to use as escort cards, and they took FOREVER!

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

I used wrapping paper.  I bought a plain metallic eggplant wrapping paper.  It folded well and was thicker than paper, but not too thick.

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