Kusudama (translated as "medicine ball") was traditionally used as incense and poutpurri, from real flowers or herbs. Decorative kusudama are made by using folded paper origami units glued together. once you learn how to make them, you'll want to make more!


beginner, kids at least 12-13 years old should be able to do this workshop

kusudama ball

kusudama balls are great for your art studio or an area which guarantees instant conversation! all you need is paper, glue, time and a lot of patience!

kusudama ball

  • 2

    choosing your paper

    • patterns of paper

    • what kind of paper should i pick?

  • 3

    step by step - how to build your ball

    • how to make a petal

    • building the flower

    • building half the kusudama ball

    • TIP: gluing your flowers together

    • placing your final flower to make your half!

  • 4

    blast from the past - looking at the good, the bad, and ugly

    • look back at previous kusudama balls

    • look back at 4x4 wedding kusudama ball

    • look back at 12x12 kusudama ball

  • 5

    the end is near...

    • combining two halves

    • the finished kusudama ball

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