Kusudama Ornament with tutorial
5 Pieces of 8-1/2 by 11 paper
12 beads for inner flowers ( I used faux cranberries, but pearls, or gems would work too.)
Glue or Hot Glue
9-10 Bobby pins
This is how you make each petal - mine are made with 2-3/4 inch square paper.
You can click on the image to see it larger. The most confusing part is where you see my hand - What you do there is you open up that part and push it down flat. After you have got your petal to the last stage you attach the two inner petal parts curving the back part not folding it.
As there is a hole in the centre of each flower a bead, or pearl or gem looks best when inserted in the hole. I chose some red faux cranberries, because I thought it made the colours reminiscent of Rudolph and his nose.