A friend and I went to the Quilt & Craft Show at the Melbourne Exhibition Centre last week. We enjoyed ourselves (of course) but it was a little bit disappointing because the number of paper crafting and stamping stalls was down on previous years. Mind you we still found plenty of things to tempt us. 😀
The first thing I found which interested me was paper-folding a Christmas ball decoration. Here is my attempt –
There are eight “petals” and a total of 12 flowers and that means a LOT of folding. The folds are quite easy and it was a fun way to keep busy while watching TV.
I added some stamen, which I had in my stash, to the centres of the flowers and some gems to the tips of the petals.
The result was pretty. I was surprised at the weight of the finished product and made sure that the ribbon was attached very securely.
I have several other projects from the exhibition which I will show you over the coming days/weeks.
Edited to add – I have found the “real” name for these balls, it is Kusudama (Flower Ball). Here is a tutorial on YouTube which you might find helpful.
Bye for now,