Origami Royal Rose Kusudama (Maria Sinayskaya)

Origami Royal Rose Kusudama (Maria Sinayskaya)


Hey guys, this is Evan from EZ Origami,
and today I’ll be teaching you how to fold an origami Royal Rose Kusudama
designed by Maria Sinayskaya. This is a beautiful modular design and it’s
perfect for Mother’s Day. This model requires 12 square sheets of paper. Each
unit is folded from one square, and in order to fold each unit you’ll
eventually divide the paper into thirds. So instead of approximating, I’ll teach
you how to make a folding tool which will help you quickly divide each square
into thirds. You will need 12 squares to fold the
units and you’ll need an additional square of the same size for the folding
tool. So you’ll need a total of 13 equally sized squares. And I recommend
using 6 inch or larger squares with the same color on both sides to fold this
model. Using 6 inch squares will result in a model about 4.5 inches
wide. And thicker paper such as tant and Stardream also seem to work really
well at this model. And I’m going to be using larger paper with color on one
side and white on the other just to make it a bit easier to follow along. Now
we’re going to start by making the folding tool. So take 1 square and make
sure it’s the same size as the other 12 squares that you will use for the units. And once you’ve prepared your paper, then we’re going to start by folding in half
diagonally. So take this bottom right corner and fold it up to the top left
corner. Align the corners and the edges, then make your crease, and then unfold. And now we’re going to fold up this bottom edge and align it with the
diagonal crease that we just created. So we’re just going to pull up the bottom
edge like this. And we want to start at the bottom left corner and work our way
up and over to the right aligning that edge with the crease, just like this. And
once everything is aligned, then you can make your crease. And then you can unfold. Then we’re going to rotate the paper so that the two creases we just made now
extend from this top right corner. And from here we’re going to fold over this
right edge and align it with this top crease that we just made. So we’re going
to start by pulling this right edge over to the left, and we want to start at the
top right corner and work our way down and over to the left until the entire
edge is aligned with that crease, just like this. And then you can make your
crease. And then you can unfold. And now I want you to notice this point here where
the crease that we just made intersects with this bottom edge. And what we want
to do is fold this bottom right corner over to align with that point. So we’re
just going to pull over right edge of the paper, just like this
until that bottom corner aligns with that intersection. And before you make
your crease, you want to make sure that the vertical edges on the top and the
bottom of the model are aligned as well. And once everything is aligned, then you
can make your crease. Then we’re going to rotate the paper 180
degrees. And this is your completed folding tool. And once you have this, then
we’re going to take one of the twelve squares that we prepared for the units
and we’re going to hold it with the white side up. Then we’re going to lift
up our first square, and we want to slide it in between the two layers of the
folding tool by pushing it over to the left as far as it’ll go. You want to push
it over until the left edge of the square aligns with this left folded edge
on the folding tool. And from here we’re going to fold over the right edge of our
square and align it with this colored edge on the folding tool. So we’re just
going to pull over the right edge of the paper, just like this, until both of those
colored edges are aligned. Then you can make your crease. And then we can pull
our square outside of the folding tool, and then you can put the folding tool
aside. Then you can unfold this colored flap, and then we want to fold over this
left edge and align it with the vertical crease that we just created. So we’re
just going to lift up this left edge and pull it over to the right until the
colored edge is completely aligned with that vertical crease. Then you can make
your crease, and then you can unfold. And now you’ll see that you’ve divided your
square into thirds. Then we’re going to turn the paper over. And we want to fold
up this bottom right corner and align it with this right-most vertical crease. So
we’re just going to pull the bottom right corner over to the left. And once
this small white edge aligns with that vertical crease then you can make your
crease. And now we’re going to fold over the bottom left corner and align it with
that same vertical crease. So we’re just going to pull that corner over to the
right just like this, and once the white edge is aligned with that vertical
crease and the flap that we just folded over, then you can make your crease. And
then you can unfold. Then we’re going to rotate the paper 180 degrees and we’re
going to do the same exact thing. So once again we’re going to start with this
bottom right corner and we want to align it with this rightmost vertical crease. So we’re just going to pull that corner over to the left, and once the small white
edge is aligned with that vertical crease, then you can make your crease. Then we’re going to fold over this bottom left corner and again align it
with the right-most vertical crease so we’re just going to pull it over to the
right, just like this, and you’ll see that the
white corner will also align with this crease intersection here. Then you can
make your crease, and then you can unfold. And then we’re going to turn the paper
over. And now we’re going to make a crease the pivots from this bottom
corner here. So what we want to do is lift up this bottom right corner and we
want to slightly pinch the paper at that point just so that our crease starts
there. Then we want to pivot this colored flap around that point, just like this,
and we want to adjust it until this colored corner aligns with this vertical
crease here. And once this edge reaches those two reference points then you can
make your crease. Then we’re going to rotate the paper 180 degrees and we’re
going to do the same exact thing. So we’re just going to lift up the bottom
right corner. And we want to slightly pinch the paper at that point just to
make sure our crease starts there. Then you want to slightly adjust this colored
flap while pivoting around that point until this colored corner aligns with
this vertical crease. And once the edge reaches both of those references, then
you can make your crease. And from here we’re going to fold over the right side
of the model along this existing vertical crease. And we’re going to do
that by pulling the right side of the model over to the left, but we don’t want
to crease all the way. We want to start at the top of the model and work our way
down until you reach this point here where the diagonal crease intersects
with the crease that we just made. Then from here we want to fold this colored
flap over to the right along that existing diagonal crease. So we’re simply
going to fold it over like this, then you want to reinforce that crease along the
inside of the model just like this. And at this point you’ll notice that the
model does not lie flat. And the idea is to keep this edge curved to give the
unit a more organic shape. So what we want to do is fold that edge over to the
inner colored edge here. So we’re just going to align both of those edges, just
like this. And as you’re making this crease, you’ll notice that you’re just
reinforcing a crease on a layer below. And you want to make sure that you don’t
completely flatten out the model because we want to keep this edge curved. And
once you have that then we’re going to rotate the paper 180 degrees and we’re
going to do the same thing. So again we’re going to start by folding the
right side of the model over to the left along this existing vertical crease here. So we’re just going to pull it over to the left like this, but again we don’t
want to crease all the way. We want to start at the top of the model and work
our way down until you reach this point here where the diagonal crease
intersects with the crease that we were just making. Then we want to fold this
colored flap over to the right along that existing
diagonal crease. So we’re just going to fold it over like that and you carefully
want to reinforce that crease along the inside of the model. And again, you’ll
notice this curved edge here, and what we want to do is fold that edge over to the
left along this white edge inside. So we’re just gonna fold the edge in along
that white edge there. And again you’re just reinforcing an existing crease on a
layer below and you don’t want to completely flatten out the model because
we want to leave this part curved to give the unit a more organic shape. And
once you’ve done that on both sides, then we’re going to slightly rotate the model. And now I want you to notice this white triangular flap here. And what we want to
do is grab those layers from underneath just to untuck it a bit. Then from here
we want to tuck this white triangular flap underneath this colored layer below. So we’re going to do that by lifting up the model, and we carefully want to slide
that triangular flap underneath the colored layer like this as far as it’ll
go. So just slide it all the way inside, flatten out the right side of the model,
and then you can put everything back down. And once you have that, then we’re
going to rotate the paper 180 degrees and we’re going to do the same thing. So
once again, we want to untuck this white triangular flap here by simply grabbing
those layers from underneath. Then we want to tuck that white triangular flap
underneath this colored layer below. So we’re just going to lift up the model
and we’re going to carefully slide that white flap underneath the colored layer
just like this. And then you can flatten out the right side of the model. And once
you’ve done that, your model should look like this. And now we’re going to make
two mountain folds along these vertical edges here. But I find it easiest to do
that by turning the model over and you’ll notice that it’s a similar shape
to a Sonobe unit. So what we want to do from here is fold this top right corner
over to the top left corner. So we’re going to carefully fold all the layers
over to the left like this until both of those points are aligned. And you want to
make your crease through all layers except for this outer layer here. Because
as you can see from the side, we want to keep that layer curved. And once you’ve
made that crease all the way through, then you can unfold. Then we’re going to
rotate the paper 180 degrees and do the same exact thing. So again we’re going to
fold the top right corner over to the top left corner and we’re going to
carefully fold over all layers just like this. Then you can make your crease
through all layers except for that outer layer because again we want to keep that
curved. Then you can unfold and turn the model back over. And now we
want to make a valley fold along these diagonal edges in the center of the
model here. So I find it easiest to do that by bringing these two opposite
corners together. So if we just bring those two corners together like this,
you’ll see the paper will kind of collapse into place. Then you just want
to make your crease along this edge here. So just crease through all layers and
then you can unfold. Once you have that, then you can quickly turn the model over. You’ll see that you’ve made this diagonal crease here which is very
similar to a Sonobe unit. Then you can turn it over one last time, and this is
one completed unit. Now you must fold eleven more. Once you’ve folded all twelve
units, you’re going to need two to start the assembly. Then look at one and you’ll
notice that it has a flap like this on each side, and it also has a pocket
underneath these curved layers here on each side. So once again we’re going to
take our second unit and what we want to do is insert the second unit’s flap
inside of the first unit’s pocket. And we’re going to do that by lifting up
both units and then we want to bring them together, again making sure that the
second unit’s flap goes all the way inside of the first unit’s pocket, just
like this. And you want to slide both units together as far as they’ll go
until they’re completely aligned at the top and the bottom. Then from here we’re
going to slightly rotate the model so that we can see the front face of the
second unit here. And then we’re going to add a third unit the same way. So once
again, we’re going to insert the third unit’s flap inside of the second unit’s
pocket. And we’re going to do that by lifting up all three units, and again we
carefully want to bring the second and third units together, making sure that
the third unit’s flap goes all the way inside of the second unit’s pocket. So
just push those two units together like this until they’re completely aligned at
the top and the bottom. Then again we’re going to slightly rotate the model so
that we can see the front face of the third unit. And now we want to connect
the first and third units together. So we’re going to do that by inserting this
unused flap on the first unit inside of the third unit’s pocket. So we’re simply
going to pull out that flap from behind. And we carefully want to slide it inside
of the third unit’s pocket just like we’ve been doing. So we just want to
bring the first and third units together, just like this, and you want to push that
flap inside as far as it’ll go. Once you’ve done that, then you can bring
all three units together. And now you can see that we’ve created a pyramid shape from these three units. And now we’re going to continue adding units the same way by
creating a three unit pyramid shape on the unused flaps of these three units
here. And now you can see that we have four of
these pyramid shapes. These are the three that we just created and this is the
original pyramid that we started with. So now we’re going to continue making these
pyramid shapes on the unused flaps around the outside here. And as you’re
doing this, you want to consider the underlying octahedral structure of this
model. And that just means that four pyramid shapes will always come together
at any given point. So if you look at this point here, you can see that the
curved parts of these four units meet. And since we want four pyramids to come
together at any given point, we just have to connect these two units to create the
fourth one. So we’re just going to bring those two units together and you’ll
start to see the model taking its shape. So you just want to keep that in mind
while you assemble the rest of the units. So you can just keep creating these
three unit pyramid shapes and you want to make sure that four of them come
together at any given point. So you just want to continue adding units the same
way until you’ve reached the last one. And once you’ve assembled all 12 units
then you may want to slightly adjust them just to make sure everything is
completely aligned. And once you’ve done that, then I want you to notice the
unused flaps on these pyramid shapes here. And what we want to do is basically
curl the paper just to give it a more organic look. So you can either do that
by hand by simply curling the paper like this, or I recommend using a folding tool
so you can just curl the paper like this. And you can work your way around the
model until you’ve done that with the flaps on all the pyramid shapes. And once you’ve done that on all sides,
then your origami Royal Rose Kusudama is complete. I hope you’ve enjoyed this
video tutorial on how to fold an origami Royal Rose Kusudama designed by Maria
Sinayskaya. Feel free to upload photos of your completed model to the YouTube
Gallery on my website to be featured here in my next video, or simply upload
your photos to Instagram with the hashtag #ezorigami to be featured here
as well. Also, be sure to check out Maria’s website Flickr and Instagram
feed for more of her excellent work. I’ll post the links in the video description
below. And if you liked this video, definitely check out some of the other
similar origami tutorials featured on my YouTube channel as well. Again, I hope
you’ve enjoyed this video. Please comment, rate, subscribe, and thank you for
watching!

22 thoughts on “Origami Royal Rose Kusudama (Maria Sinayskaya)

  1. I hope you enjoy this new tutorial! What would you like me to teach next?
    Tag photos of your Royal Rose Kusudama with #ezorigami to be featured in my next video!

    Check out my 6-unit Royal Rose Cube tutorial here: https://youtu.be/XS6VywRxDzY

  2. I spent so long making the units . In the end ,the “pockets” could fit it in. (Now im gonna go make 12 smaller roses out this WASTED paper)

  3. This tutorial is so on point!!!!
    Really love it!!!
    You've even included a folding tool in it.
    That saves so much time and makes the model more accurate!!!!!!!

  4. Good one! I like to use thick paper so my kusudamas aren't too wobbly, but I can't recommend it for this. The module is firm on its own, and it gets tricky to force things together. I've put a picture on insta for you.

  5. Why do you use the first three extra minutes for green paper for origami, if the red sheet can simple be divided into three parts and make an element for the kusudama?

  6. Am I soooo bad at Kusudamas??? The difficulty is "low intermediate" and I could not link the modules. I tried and tried and tried and it did not work out. I used normal paper with a weight of 80 gsm. Totally impossible, the paper cannot stand the tension.

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