May 17, 2012

Origami Crane Rainbow Mobile

I told Kate (my cousin, and now blogging at A Piece of Kate's)  that she needed to make an origami crane mobile - and she did!  She shares it with us - here ya go - -  (oh, and I'm declaring today ORIGAMI DAY here on Sugar Bee Crafts - stay tuned for a few more posts of paper-folding fun....)

I have always wanted to learn how to make origami cranes. I mentioned this to my nine year old daughter, and she was excited. I got some paper from Michaels, and she checked out a book from the library, and we began. It was fun, and a great way to spend the evening, gathered around the table, folding paper and listening to music. I made a small mobile for Valentine's day,using different shades of pink. Mandy gave me the idea to use rainbow colors. I got a little carried away, and had folded almost 30 cranes (it took over two hours, and caused me to get sucked in to the show SMASH) then only ended up using 20. I also used differed sized paper, to mix things up a bit.
Once I had the cranes folded, I used a tack to poke a hole in them, then used thread to hang them from an embroidery hoop. After I figured out the spacing, I used some hot glue to hold the into place. Then I wrapped the hoop in yarn, using dots of hot glue as I wrapped. It was a hard process, holding the hoop with my chin, wrapping yarn and trying not to tangle the birds (it took about an 2 hours to finish, while watching an old netflix movie). Next time I would wrap the hoop first, then tie on the cranes!
It now hangs in my youngest daughter's room.

I love how it turned out!

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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 +

4 Fabulous Comments:

Wow, that is just beautiful! I totally love how you used all the colors of the rainbow. Just makes me happy looking at it. :)

I love it! Origami is so much fun!

That is gorgeous! I am so excited to check out Kate's blog!!!

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