DIY Craft Project: Origami Crane Mobile
In Japanese legend, 1,000 origami cranes equals eternal good luck. We decided to incorporate the magic and good fortune of these pretty hand-crafted creations in our Young America Showroom at the 2013 Spring High Point Furniture Market.
We love the fresh, airy feeling origami cranes emit…the mix of colors, shapes and textures. The hand-made simple beauty is charming for a baby’s nursery or child’s room. So we decided to decorate with origami garlands and create a mobile of paper cranes.
To make our origami mobile, we went to nature first to gather a pretty willowy branch and then spray-painted it white. We chose a multi-colored theme and selected a mix of solid color and patterned origami papers. You can opt to fold your own origami cranes (links for how-to tutorials: here or watch a brief video here) … or you may choose to purchase the cranes (or garlands of cranes) via an Etsy artist, we recommend OrigamiByWingy.
We strung garlands of origami cranes off of the branch using simple sheer fishing line. Here’s the finished result…
For even more origami beauty and depth, we hung garlands of cranes on the wall as well. Take a look…
What do you think of our origami flock?
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