Last week, pre-back injury, I mentioned making the kusudama flowers using a variety of Nestabilities dies for the basic shapes.
A reminder of the method:
And a reminder of the various versions:
There were a couple of little peculiarities with a few of the dies (the scalloped circle and the pinked circle in particular) that are worth noting. It matters WHERE you make the first in-half fold – you must have the little half-scallop or half-triangle at the fold for the rest of the folding to work easily.
And the side-in folds sort of skip a step, instead matching up the scallops or the points.
Following on from THAT, on these, the joining area is a little less distinct than it is when beginning with a square, for example. And of course I am joining five units rather than only four. I addressed more of the specifics in a PDF I made. You can download that here.
It shouldn’t be a huge stretch to work out how to make a flower ball from these units, like those made with the traditional kusudama flowers.
Have fun with them!