For the past six years, I’ve had the pleasure of freelancing regularly for both HGTV and DIY Network, creating crafts, sharing chicken and bee wisdom and gardening galore. This week, my daughter and I were given the task of putting a new twist on the traditional advent calendar. I had considered creating a new calendar. It dawned on me that it would be fun to create a Christmas paper village advent calendar. It could light up as each new evening arrived. As a little girl, some of my fondest memories were of my Mother’s Christmas village.
By the request from HGTV Gardens, they asked me if I could share garden inspired origami. The timing was perfect! All summer long the kids have been going crazy folding papers into all sorts of wonderful creations. We have all been having so much fun that it seemed like no work at all. I wanted to share a flower that had history. The flower also had to be easy. I am not an origami master what so ever. Figuring out some of those paper folds can be down right brain numbing. This is what we came up with- meet my Kudsudama flowers.