Friday, July 31, 2009

:: kusudama (paper flowers) ::

my sister's getting married in just two months. one of the cool things she's doing is having ten cakes. (we had three small cakes at our tiny wedding; don't little sisters just always have to outdo their big sisters? and yes, i'm just kidding.) and for the top of each cake, she's asking the wedding party and parents to make cake toppers that somehow reflect the bride and groom.

i'm going to make these gorgeous kusudama flowers. i haven't decided whether i'm going to use a book of love poems for my inspiration or if i'm going to go with a comic book. the bride and groom are both artists and see every superhero movie and really love that stuff. i think that might be cool.

anyway, there are tutorials for the flowers all over. this post at rag and bone, where i got the image from, has the best links i've found.

and for inspiration, you can also check out these posts here and here. you can get your own here if you don't want to make them yourself. personally i can't wait to get my hands on some paper to practice. i just feel like learning to make these flowers will make me cooler.


Pretty Neat Designs July 31, 2009 at 10:29 AM  

That is such a great idea! I like the comic book idea.

julie green July 31, 2009 at 10:39 AM  

we're a crafty, creative family. i can only imagine what my mom will make for her cake topper. i'll definitely remember to post pics when the time comes.