Kusudama Flowers

I made some paper flowers while I watched Dexter. Interesting combination.

They're called Kusudama flowers, and you can find how to make them here (via Rag & Bone).
I also tried my hand at a paper crane, but it was less successful. It still looks like a crane, but kind of not right. I feel like an idiot not being able to make thing from simple diagrams. I need someone to show me.