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Fleur en papier

Fleur en papier
a pretty japanese origami ball - a kusudama it's a fun-to-make and decorative winter blossom easy to fold takes a little bit of time but it is definitely worth it you need a ruler paper pencil a pair of scissors or paper scalpel paper glue a silk ribbon for hanging start with cutting squares 7x7cm (in the end the ball will measure 13 cm in diameters) you will need a total of 60 squares the tutorial i've made show you how to fold one basic shape step-by-step when you finish step 13, you glue the two folded parts together and it will look like a kind of cone shape when you have folded and glued each of the 5 cones, you glue these together like a flower in step 14 (be patient and let the glue dry in-between)

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