Monday, April 12, 2010
Leslie Lillard is a graphic designer with a penchant for fresh flowers. Of course it's not always possible to obtain the real thing, so when she came across Japanese kusudama, Leslie recognized the folding art just might satisfy her craving for room brighteners. She began making flowers from a variety of papers and later opened LLillard Designs from which she sells bouquets, along with pretty origami note cards and boxes.Kusudama flowers clustered on top of a wedding shower or engagement gift in place of a bow would be a sure attention-getter.Perhaps the bride would carry them at her wedding rehearsal, or considering how elegant they look with ribbon bound stems, even at the wedding itself.Composed of 3 inch x 3 inch squares of paper, the flowers mainly require time and patience to construct. If you'd like to try your hand at creating some, tutorials can be found at Folding Trees. Or ask Leslie to make you a beautiful custom bouquet.