Wayyyy back in January I made my first kusudama for my friend Karen. She and my friend Megan have some similar tastes and I knew Megan would like it too so I dusted off the memory, and re-visited the tutorial and made another.
I used some shimmery scrapbook paper I found that had a medium weight to it. Scrapbook paper is the perfect size for this project because you need just four sheets to make a kusudama using 3x3 inch squares. (and you'll have a few pieces left over)
The paper I used was medium weight and, while sturdy is good, it isn't flexible to make the whole thing come together easily where a thinner paper would work just great for that.
Still...I think they are just lovely! Read a little more about the kusudama here.