Materials: Piece of wood, vinyl, card stock, Mod Podge, origami paper
I just love Halloween! It's so much fun and enjoy all the decorations that go with it. I'm having a blast working putting my Gazelle to work.
For this project I started out with a plain white wood scrap that I got for free at a local hardware store. I've had this for the longest time and just wasn't sure what to do with it! I used some fine sand paper on the surface I wanted to work with because I wanted to make sure that the scrapbook paper I was putting on it would stay.
I really enjoy making kusudama flowers!! I make them for all sorts of occasions and enjoy giving them to family and friends. When I first started making them, I started out by following this tutorial by Folding Trees. It gives 2 different options for folding them and the instructions are really easy to follow.
BUT I could just stop at making kusudama flowers! There's always has to be a way to incorporate them into the season. For these ones, I started out by using a file that was shared by Jules in the Gazelle Owner's Forum during a challenge. It's another great reason why if you're a Gazelle owner to visit the forum from time to time!!
Using the spider web that she created, I cut it into quarters and sized it appropriately for the size paper I chose. If you haven't made or looked at the instructions for making these flowers, each pedal is a single sheet of square paper. While I've used thin scrapbooking paper before, I used black origami paper for these.
I finished off my flowers by adding them to floral stem with a bead in the center. 13 flowers in total, with one of them housing a beaded spider. :o)
This was one of those projects that I truly was able to incorporate several different crafting projects that I enjoy doing!
For more information on how I added each flower to a stem, please visit my blog post here. Or for more information on this bouquet, please visit my Halloween Kusudama Flowers.
Jamie Gillahan – BossKut Design Team Member
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