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Here's a roundup of ornaments you can make from paper. Above left: I made with these instructions Above right: I made with these instructions More: Printable snowflake 1 Printable snowflake 2 Paper snowflakes stapled together into something 3-D Not 3-D, but nice snowflake cutting templates Origami star Ornament made with circle cut-outs Flower ornament Ball-like star Ball-like... ball Flower ball Geodesic ball Multi-colored balls made this way , but fastened with wire Many-pointed star Mini star-shaped booklet Glitter star ornaments Moravian stars Recycled paper ornament Crystal ornament free download plus a gallery of inspiration Huge spiky star Origami Christmas tree 1 Origami Christmas tree 2 Kirigami Christmas tree 3
The Japanese kusudama is a paper ball made out of multiple identical origami shapes glued together. They were traditionally used as a ball for incense or potpourri but now we see them more for decoration or as a gift. Today I am showing you part 1 on how to make the Japanese traditional shape. There are many different patterns to make a kusudama ball but I find this the easiest pattern to get started. This is also the pattern I used to make the pink flowers on the tree in the banner.