Here is a fun Crafting From Your Stockpile project perfect to post in early December! I actually got these cupcake liners from a coupon deal awhile back, and just saved them for some sort of craft project. After brainstorming and figuring out the most fun project (in my opion) to make with cupcake liners, I chose to make an origami kusudama Christmas ornament!
Whether you love origami, or you just can’t stand trying to read origami instruction diagrams – I would still advise trying this project because it’s not hard and I think they turn out really cute!
First flatten out the cupcake liner, and then fold it in half.
Then fold it in half again into fourths.
Open it back up to the half circle, and fold over one of the quarters so that it lines up with the center crease.
Then open up that fold, and fold over an eighth until it lines up with the quarter crease.
Here’s the tricky part – but doable. Open up that eighth fold into a circle and then flatten that circle. You will now have an eighth of the fold tucked into the inside.
Now fold over that last eighth until it covers the “z” shaped fold you just made.
This design forms one side of the “petal” of the Kusudama flower.
Guess what? Now you get to do the same exact thing on the other side!
Fold over an eighth until it lines up with the quarter crease.
Open up that fold into a circle and flatten it like you did on the other side.
Now that both sides of the petal are done, you need to glue them together. I believe this is why this is technically not just origami because we are using glue to produce the final product. I used a glue stick to glue both of the sides and then fold them over so that they line up together and press. You may have to hold it it a minute for the glue to dry a bit so that it sticks.
Now you have one full petal complete! If you want to make a full flower – you need to do this 5 more times to make a 6 petal flower. When you have all 6 petals complete, I would advise using tape to hold each of the petals together. The glue stick just wasn’t working to hold them together the way I wanted them too.
Add a string to the top or you can even just place them on the branches of your Christmas tree if you’d like. I kind of wish I had metallic liners to make these with so that they seem more festive. Red liners could even look like poinsettias! 🙂
Let me know if you try this. Send over pictures of yours on your tree! I’d love to share them with the rest of my readers!
If you have any brilliant crafts you’ve made from items you get dirt cheap/free using coupons, send them my way for possible posting!!