Post # 1
I’m making origami flowers instead of having fresh at the wedding, and this will include the guys’ bouts, something along these lines (I found the pic at onlyverysmall.com)
I was thinking that I might make up extra flowers and turn the extras into simple bouts/brooches so that all of the guests can have one, should they choose. We don’t have any of the budget at all set aside for favours (Mr CL is dead against spending money on them) but this would just involve using things I already have. Do you think people would realise these were their favours, particularly as they’d be offered before the ceremony, rather than at the reception? Would you think they were cool or not? Obviously it’s not much and I wouldn’t expect them to last, but a lot of time goes into making kusudama – do you think people would appreciate that?
ETA there’d be a variety of different colours and styles to choose from too, depending on the paper I have leftover!
Post # 3
Hmm, I think it might be sort of neat to some people to see and have. I’ve made them as well so I kno how long it takes too, but honestly, after I’m done with them, they just ended up being clutter to me. I ended up hanging the Kusudama balls from the ceiling, but if I hadnt taken all that time to make it, I’d just as soon toss them. I think it’d still be neat to have for people, espeicially if they hadnt seen them before… I know I thought they were awesome when I first saw it.
Post # 4
@pinkshoes: I’m only doing the folding at the moment (I have little bags with the folded-up petals, ready to be glued), but I can imagine being totally sick of the sight of them! I’m changing it up with a few other origami flowers too, like lilies. Out of curiosity, what kind of glue did you use for yours? I’m planning to use a hot glue gun, but am open to other suggestions if there’s a better plan.
Post # 5
@clumsylawyer: I used Elmer’s Craft Bond Glue Spots (http://www.elmers.com/product/detail/E4003). I found them less messier than the glue gun.
Post # 6
I’ve been making these for a while now, as i using them for my centerpeices. Depends on the type of paper you are using, but when I tried cardstock and the hot glue gun, it did not hold up for more then a week. I reverted to a slightly heavier paper then reguar with the glue gun, and they are holding up quite nice.
ive been depating on making these for my flowers… but maybe overload? so far ive completed 7 small and 7 big balls, using a styrofoam balls 3inch and 2.5 inch. it took about 25+ flowers per ball.
good luck to you… post some pics when your done 🙂