Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Origami Cranes

I have been fascinated by origami cranes for about two years now.
Ever since I saw a tree decorated with red and white
polk-a -dot cranes in the Pottery Barn catalog two years ago,
I've wanted to learn how.
This past Christmas my brother and sister-in-law
gave me a book on Origami.
I've been practicing.

This is one of my projects. These cranes are made from the
smallest size paper. They are very light weight and look so
whimsical on the tree branches.

I used an assortment of paper.
Some are made with traditional origami paper, others with
scrapbook paper and lastly I used scented
drawer liner paper on some.

The hangers are fashioned using embroidery thread.

My second project is a couple of garlands. This time
I used different size paper for contrast.

This is not going to be the permanent home for these,
I plan on hanging them in a window, but the
lighting was a little better here.

Brown craft paper works very well for Origami.
I've also experimented with pages
from an old book.
I really like the look of those.

My last project.
Again, I used different size paper
as well as different type paper.
The others I strung on embroidery thread,
here I used raffia which I really like.

I used the colors of my kitchen on these since
that's where they will be living
for now.

Here they are hanging in my little upstairs kitchen,
which was by the way, a closet when we
bought the house.
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  1. Can't wait to see what you do with these at Christmas time!

  2. These are so cute! I've always been curious about this craft/art form. PB leads us into all sorts of new creative endeavors.

  3. These are just amazing...I just have to say it...WOW! I would love to learn to make these! They would be so cute in my lanai! ♥

  4. Looks to me like you have got it down. They look great. Thanks for joining the party.

  5. I taught an origami crafting class to a group of kids one summer. I knew nothing about it before the class started and had to learn the art form from several books. It's fascinating and fun. Your creations are wonderful. I am your newest follower. I hope you will come by for a visit when you have a chance!

    Susan and Bentley

  6. I cannot read this post with out remembering the book "Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes." A true story, and very sad. Your cranes are beautiful.

  7. You play this too! So cool. Chinese make this as lucky signs, I don't know how to make one though haha. You are good!
    Sorry for not visiting your blog lately, i'd been busy, and still busy! Hope you have a great weekends!

  8. Darling origami~ my daughters class did an origami bird project one year- they were all so pretty! Thanks for sharing at my party this week! :)

  9. That is pretty talented. I can't even fold a napkin correctly!
    Those are so colorful. I'm sure you will find lots of ways to use them.

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