May 17, 2012

Origami Crane Mini-Mobile

Did you see Kate's rainbow Origami Crane Mobile - - amazing!  Obviously I wanted to get in on that fun!!


I don't have a tutorial because there are million sites and books that show you how to make an origami crane.  At first I was intimidated, but they're not that hard.  Just follow them step by step and pretty soon you'll be able to construct a crane without even looking at the directions - really!

You start with a square piece of paper.  I used paper sent to me from Loving Paper Etsy Shop - I loved that it was double-sided.  The size of paper determines the size of the cranes.  I wanted small cranes so I cut my large square paper into 4 smaller squares.  Aren't they so cute?!?
Really so cute - here's an upclose pic:

So you have all these little cranes and you just string them up on a hoop of some sorts.  I hung them by sticking a thread through the top of the crane using a needle, like so:

But let me warn you - - dangling crane are hard to take a picture of!  I tried to grab a helper, but she was wiggly which wasn't working....
 And then I tried to hold it out myself, but I had my 50mm lens on my camera and so I couldn't back up enough - my arm wasn't long enough...

And so I tried to take one of the cranes in their permanent home above my craft table - but we all know the lighting is awful in my basement:
 So that's what you get - oh well!!

One more little origami project coming up later today....



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Mandy is a craft blogger who loves to blog and enjoys all things crafty, sewing, and DIY - she feels that if she can do something, you can too, and provides tutorials to help you along the way. She loves being a mom to 4 awesome kiddos and blogs from the Kansas City Area. Follow her on Facebook or Twitter or Google +

2 Fabulous Comments:

This is so cute! Love the paper you chose.

WOW! Looks great! I would not mind having one in my bedroom :)

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