Kusudama UVWXYZ Designed by Francesco Mancini

How to fold Kusudama UVWXYZ designed by Francesco Mancini

This time I folded Kusudama UVWXYZ, quite a name it has.

I love the way it looks. So modern and geometrical, and I think this paper that I bought from DM really works for this model. Having different patterns but the same color scheme, helps it have more dimension and structure.

How to fold Kusudama UVWXYZ designed by Francesco Mancini

To make Kusudama UVWXYZ you will need 30 pieces of paper. I used 5 pieces of 6 colors. I started by using a piece of  5.3cm X 7.5cm paper for each module. The final dimension of a module is 4.6cm x 3.5cm. And the Kusudama was about 10cm tall, I forgot to measure it.

How to fold Kusudama UVWXYZ designed by Francesco Mancini
How to fold Kusudama UVWXYZ designed by Francesco Mancini

I followed this video for instructions, it’s made by Tadashi Mori.

How to fold Kusudama UVWXYZ designed by Francesco Mancini

I did not find it difficult to fold the models. It has been pretty easy. The difficult part was assembling it and making it stay together and keep it its form, so I ended up gluing each module.

How to fold Kusudama UVWXYZ designed by Francesco Mancini
How to fold Kusudama UVWXYZ designed by Francesco Mancini

I liked it so much how it looks in this setting. The photos are made on a sculpture from a fountain. I should also mention that it was a bit windy outside and that the origami Kusudama UVWXYZ was not heavy at all. I think you already know what happened. But first, look how pretty it is.

How to fold Kusudama UVWXYZ designed by Francesco Mancini
How to fold Kusudama UVWXYZ designed by Francesco Mancini
How to fold Kusudama UVWXYZ designed by Francesco Mancini

And yes, the wind blew the Kusudama into to fountain. So, half of it got all wet. I thought I could save it once it dries, but it lost it’s posture so I  said my goodbyes and threw it away.

How to fold Kusudama UVWXYZ designed by Francesco Mancini
How to fold Kusudama UVWXYZ designed by Francesco Mancini

I do think I would make another one. I did like it a lot, and beside the assembling, which was a pain, it was a pleasant journey. Cutting the paper at the right size, making the modules, and taking photos of it, was a lovely way to spend my time.

Name: Kusudama UVWXYZ

Designer: Francesco Mancini

Type: Modular Origami

Modules: 30 pieces (5.3cm X 7.5cm)

Video: 

Final Dimension: ~10cm

Do you like it? Would you give it a try?

Find Out How To Fold An Origami Jumping Frog

I haven’t played with paper frogs in a long long time, so I decided it was time to fold some and have some fun.

I love this model because is really easy to make and it really jumps. Unfortunately, I’m not good at filming so I can’t show you how they jump, but trust me, if you are going to fold it, you will have a great time playing with them.

learn how to make origami jumping frogs

I also don’t know the designer/author of this origami. If you do, please let me know in the comments section. Here is a video from happypuppytruffles who shows you how it’s made:

learn how to make origami jumping frogs

I used 15cm x 15cm square origami paper that I cut in half, and the final dimension, when pressed down, is about 4.5 cm. 

learn how to make origami jumping frogs

Isn’t Origami Jumping Frog just an adorable model? It’s also great to teach your kids how to fold it and get some minutes of peace while they do some frog racing.

learn how to make origami jumping frog

My Origami Wedding White Cranes Garlands Backdrop

Origami Wedding Diy White Cranes Garlands Backdrop

Over a year ago I got married. It was a beautiful day in May. I knew from the start that white origami cranes will be a must. I also knew that I preferred to be outside or in a tent.

After a lot of searching and replanning and changing my mind a million times, we find a beautiful place, a terrace, a quiet one, even if it was close to the city center. We had only a few quests, family, and close friends.

I was not able to make 1000 white cranes in the garland format, but I did have 1000 origami cranes on the table. They were all one on top of each other in this jar.

Origami Wedding Diy White Cranes Garlands Backdrop

The cranes’ garland was laid down on the long table we all sat at. I could not found a photo with them…but they were pretty. We also had soap bubbles, and as I later learned, soup bubbles are evil. I tried to catch one of them and hit the wine glass which stained some of the cranes.

Origami Wedding Diy White Cranes Garlands Backdrop

So…after more than a year I was finally able to take them outside and photograph them, as one of the concepts was. Here is my handmade Origami Wedding White Cranes Garlands Backdrop in all it’s beauty.

Origami Wedding Diy White Cranes Garlands Backdrop
Origami Wedding Diy White Cranes Garlands Backdrop

I’m so glad I took them in nature to really let them shine. I could not quite capture how beautiful they were, but I did my best, and hopefully, you will get an idea of how special your big day can be with some DIY origami cranes garlands.

Origami Wedding Diy White Cranes Garlands Backdrop
Origami Wedding Diy White Cranes Garlands Backdrop
Origami Wedding Diy White Cranes Garlands Backdrop
Origami Wedding Diy White Cranes Garlands Backdrop

I also loved the pattern the shadows created on the ground.

Origami Wedding Diy White Cranes Garlands Backdrop
Origami Wedding Diy White Cranes Garlands Backdrop

And the way the cranes looked from underneath.

Origami Wedding Diy White Cranes Garlands Backdrop
Origami Wedding Diy White Cranes Garlands Backdrop
Origami Wedding Diy White Cranes Garlands Backdrop
Origami Wedding Diy White Cranes Garlands Backdrop

I really had a great time photographing them.

Origami Wedding Diy White Cranes Garlands Backdrop
Origami Wedding Diy White Cranes Garlands Backdrop
Origami Wedding Diy White Cranes Garlands Backdrop
Origami Wedding Diy White Cranes Garlands Backdrop
My Origami Wedding White Cranes Garlands Backdrop