Origami Kusudama Flower Bouquet with AstroBrights Paper
This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Astrobrights Papers by Neenah Paper for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.
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!
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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?
I would absolutely LOVE a bouquet of these :)
haha! I’ll whip one up for ya sometime. :)
Wow! I found these yesterday….beautiful! My daughter is getting married next month and we haven’t even begun looking at flowers. My mom was going to try to make bouquets with silk flowers, but I figured my daughter would like these…and right I was! She looked at them and I sent her a link to the tutorial….and is hooked for sure. We both sent pics to the bridesmaids and others to see what they all think. Totally unique for sure and my daughter (although traditional in some things) likes to do things a little different. I have tried using my sales ads to make these since yesterday…will be buying square paper today to do it correctly! :) Thanks so much!!
That is great news Jill! The nice thing about these flowers is that they are easy to make and they look good alone, or even combined with other paper flowers! I have also made paper roses that are fun. This photo doesn’t do them justice because of the paper I used, but these could rock when made with a solid color. I linked the video tutorial in the post. https://midwesternmoms.com/paper-rose-tutorial/ Congrats to your daughter on her upcoming nuptials!
I love making paper crafts. These flowers are so bright and pretty – love them!