When I first saw the bold colors of the AstroBrights paper, I immediately knew that I had to create something that I could decorate my home with during the summertime. I love creating paper flowers and thought that this paper would make the perfect origami kusudama flower bouquet centerpiece!
AstroBrights Paper comes in 23 different colors and all of them are bold and bright! These are the perfect papers for creating something that you want to stand out.
- AstroBrights Paper
- Paper Cutter
- Hot Glue Gun & Glue Sticks
- Styrofoam Ball
- Clay Pot
For my project, I used my own Origami Kusudama Tutorial that I wrote this past year to create the flowers. This post will help you figure out how exactly to fold the paper into the flower shape. With my paper cutter, I cut 4″ squares of the AstroBrights paper and created one petal with each sheet of paper. I used hot glue to glue them together and to create the actual flower.
This is a fun project to incorporate the kids in also! You can let them help fold the paper while you handle the hot glue part of the project.
To form the bouquet, I placed a styrofoam ball in a flower pot and began placing the flowers in the styrofoam using hot glue. I finished off the project by adding a few springs of grass stems inbetween the flowers.
Wouldn’t this also be an amazing back to school gift for your child’s teacher? You could use paper in your school colors to create the flowers with!
You can also stop by AstroBrights on Facebook for their “Make Something AstroBright” design challenges and share your projects with them via Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest using the hashtag #goastrobrights.
Thinking of back to school season, what projects will you create using AstroBrights?