Inspiration: Origami Cranes

It is said that when one folds 1000 origami paper cranes they are granted a wish.






Here’s a link to a great video showing you how to fold a crane. Will you or have you ever attempted to create 1000 paper cranes? What are some of the ways you would display them?

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...
This entry was posted in Chandelier, DIY, Inspiration, Jewelry, Origami, Paper Crafts. Bookmark the permalink.

47 Responses to Inspiration: Origami Cranes

  1. Elaine Frazier says:

    Absolutely fantastic. Can’t wait to try it.

  2. Elaine Frazier says:

    These are so unbelievably beautiful. I’m about to watch the video, so I can get started.

  3. Rose Fortune says:

    The branch covered in birds is absolutely stunning. I picked up some origami paper so that I can make myself one for my living room!

  4. Denise says:

    I have tried making 1000. I got to about 350 and just couldn’t do it anymore

    • Vanessa says:

      Ahah thats amazing!!! I would make about 13 and stop! do you still have them?? maybe make one per day cause you got so far, why stop?

    • Risa says:

      Made it to 100 in two days with help of my 8 yearold sister. She loved doing it. Took her a while to learn but she loved it. We made a papercrane rainbow in out room over our closet.

  5. Karina says:

    I made 1000 cranes in 19 days. I didn’t do the baby ones but it was still difficult. They’re all over my room now. :3

  6. Justine says:

    Love them in an ornament. Clever and so simple!

  7. Chanssee says:

    I’ve gotten to 600 and my ex threw them away when we broke up. Now I just make them out of whatever I can at the time, and leave them in random places where ever I go. :)

  8. Gina says:

    When I was in fourth grade my teacher gave our class a few minutes each day and with a whole class making them-we got up to 1000 fairly quickly. :)

  9. kat says:

    My roommate and I have had paper cranes hanging from our dorm room ceiling since our freshman year. They’re the first thing people notice and they just love them! :)

  10. Pingback: mein TO DO für 2012 | Fundgrube

  11. Pingback: More than a thousand cranes « Hands off my hem gauge

  12. Anu says:

    I have made thousand cranes long back but could not think of something to arrange them.But here i have found some good ideas .I hope I would soon put them to use instead of those lying in the bowl.


  13. Rachael says:

    My fiance and I are currently in the middle of folding 1000 origami cranes for our wedding in june! we’ve got about 550 right now, still going strong! :)

  14. Oz Tilson says:

    I made a 1000 when we were in the adoption process. My daughter kept her favourite ones. Now we are in the adoption process again for 2 more brothers and we are talking about maybe doing it again as a family.

    I made a bunch of different sizes using scrapboook paper trimmed to different sizes. That worked great because there were similar/same patterns in different sizes so it looked really cool.

  15. sophie says:

    this website inspires me to be an artist! i love making random crafts,but when i saw this i was inpresed

  16. Pingback: Piquing my Pinterest – ideas for a WAHM (or rather WAHD) | Accidental WAHM

  17. Anonymous says:

    this looks cool but maybe u should put up instructions on how to make the bird cause somebody showed me but i forgot thanks ill come back

  18. Maria says:

    These are so beautiful. During the year that I was abused, I made 1000 for a history teacher because he was so kind to me. I was never able to tell him exactly what was going on, or what gave me the motivation, but it meant a great deal to me to be able to give him that gift on my 17th birthday.

  19. Jenna says:

    I made a thousand cranes once. It took me about two years – although I probably made far more than that over those two years, but I kept losing them. They’re in a box that’s been covered in kanji, and I used the smallest paper I could find. I carry origami paper with me just about everywhere, and so when I’m bored (or drunk), I just start folding. While I don’t only do cranes, I’ve gotten to the point where I can do them blindfolded.

  20. Linda says:

    Only make about 200 cranes in all different sizes. I’m used them for my sister’s wedding. I sprayed them with soft white glitter paint which really gave them an little more class. And I purchased 5 star heluim balloons to “float” the “flock” over the wedding cake. The glitter for the wedding was perfect, and just about everyone commented on them. Had a lot of fun.

  21. Ruby says:

    I really love you’re paper cranes. Next I recommend telling how to make one!

  22. Pingback: 35 + Paper Craft Tutorials & Resources | GIF Peanut Butter

  23. Marie Behuniak says:

    Thank you for this amazing site . As a former teacher I always had paper cranes hanging in my classroom and gave them out to my students at the end of the year. I loved your ideas especially the branch. The story that goes with them is “Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes by Eleanor Coer.

  24. Mary says:

    For my 11th Grade Art assignment at school I made 1000 paper cranes and hung them in the shape of an atomic bomb, relating to the Hiroshima atomic bomb and the story of “Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes”.

  25. Pingback: invoke or destroy « a poem without words

  26. Jacquelyn says:

    I made 1000 cranes for my son’s nursery. I hung them in his window as a “curtain” and they move with the breeze. I called it my labor of love, it took me 45 hours to make and hang all 1000.

  27. Pingback: infromthecold

  28. Meia says:

    Thank you for sharing these pictures! I make earrings out of cranes and sell them, as well as strings of cranes. My website shows some pictures:

    I also collect lots of stuff on the site about peace, hope, love, all the good things in life ;)

  29. Pei-Pei Chu says:

    I once folded 1000 for my uncle and aunt’s wedding out of gold sheets. It took MONTHS. lol :)

  30. Nikki says:

    I folded 1000 cranes for my mom, and made a mobile out of it. I had five different sizes. I made them out of random pieces of paper cut to size so it took me forever but it was all about the process! :)

  31. Lex says:

    OMG I cant wait to get to a thousand. I am at about …….2. :( but i still need to get origami paper and then im set!! I love the wedding idea!! :)

  32. Cindy says:

    I’ve folded 1000 cranes three times. One for my parents’ anniversary, one for a friend and the other for an ex-fiancé – before he became my ex. I had displayed them in beautiful vases. I hope to make a couple more thousand for my husband and my daughter.

  33. tara says:

    I made 160 cranes for our at each place setting plus extras. When my daughter was born 3 years later, I turned the ‘extras’ into a mobile that hangs over her bed.

  34. Lolo says:

    My school did this for an April Fools’ day prank…

    The seniors got the rest of the school to fold 1000 paper cranes, and they hung them in a maths teacher’s classroom.
    Everyone wants him as their maths teacher now.


  35. Donna says:

    Thanks for the tutorial. Very helpful and I can’t wait to get started?

  36. Pingback: Decora con grullas de papel - Decoracion - EstiloyDeco

  37. alyssa says:

    I’m currently in the process of doing this for our wedding – I’m at about 800 now and think hanging from the ceiling after will be a great idea… maybe in the room that will (hopefully) belong to a baby one day. :)

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>