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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Our New Colors: Slate & Sandpiper
Get ready for Gray. It’s a hot trend in interiors and it’s here to stay.
Gray is the new neutral. At Young America, we have two new gray finishes, a soft gray paint, Sandpiper and a deeper gray wood tone, Slate. The varying hues of gray are both rich in tone…and both serve as great neutrals for a child’s nursery, bedroom or play area.
Inspired by nature, these distinctive gray finishes mimic the layers of color and varying shades of gray found in natural elements like sand and stone.
…and here are some images of childhood memories with a gray twist…
…and now for our new colors…
Take a look at an Abigail crib in Sandpiper…
…and a Tribute crib in Slate…
Beautiful, right? We love our new grays.
…and lastly, How sweet is this?
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To find the original sources for all the above images, view our board on Pinterest.
Also, link here to view Young America Design Guides for more ideas & inspiration.
Patti Borrelli is an interior designer, photo stylist, design blogger, and mom of two teen girls. She works with Young America on catalog photo shoots to create inspiring kids rooms and baby nurseries. She develops DIY ideas for crafting unique and personal creations, from finger-painting fun to colorful paper pom-pom displays. Most recently, Patti collaborated with our Young America design team to launch a brand new look for our new showroom, set to premier at this Spring Furniture Market in High Point, NC. FMI about Patti, visit her personal blog: www.besostyle.com
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