Post # 1
SO I’ve been diligently working away at these cranes for quite some time and I wanted to share a bit about them. First here’s what I have atm, I “assembly line” cranes where I take a stack of my paper (3″x3″) and do all of the pieces for the first few folds, then when their done, go to the next stage, etc. the final stage is the wings/head/tail
Here’s my box of prior completed ones: (528 currently)
And my “in Progress” Pile
And This is one of the cranes completed. isn’t it cute? Its really tiny. Its folded from 3×3 paper which is the traditional size.
These are supposed to eventually make a centrepiece that looks like this:
What do you think? Does it look okay? my sister was worried it’d look like snow instead of a cloud. My vision is that the cranes look like their flying out of the cloud (the wire will be as thin as possible)
I’m also curious if you think the wires should be curved or not? The cranes will rest on the wires by a clear bead that is glued to the wire, that way the cranes aren’t damaged but they don’t sit right on top of each ohter.
Post # 3
Wow! That is dedication. They’re beautiful. I might think it was snow too though, so don’t make it sparkly or anything. Just fluffy cloud.
Post # 4
@Pinkmoon: Thanks, I was debating putting a bit of sparkle on the cotton batting but I guess I’ll avoid that if it’ll give it more of a snow look
Post # 5
Hmm… if it matches your theme then sure! Not sure if I can envision it as you have it drawn here, goodluck.
Post # 6
I like the idea. I’m totally impressed with the dedication of making that many. I get sick of my DIY projects about 15 minutes into them but generally follow through – I think I probably would have given up after crane number three. 🙂 Awesome job.
Post # 7
Make sure you post pics of a completed centerpiece, I’d love to see how it played out once it was all put together!
Post # 8
@Elky: Wow! That is really neat! And a lot of dedication! How far are you now?
Post # 9
I didn’t realize this thread had been revived! haha
@andiecandy: @MrsBeck: Thanks! I’m actually done all the cranes now! I’ve bought a few of the wire sticks and the beads to test it out, just need to buy white paint and glue to make a sample base 🙂
When I have the sample done I’ll upload, sample wont have the balloon coming out of it but same idea….
Post # 10
@Elky: I’m also excited to see your sample centerpiece. This would be the first really different one in a long while (getting tired of flowers, candles, rustic, and shabby chic) 🙂
Post # 11
1000 cranes are part of my centerpieces too. I finished folding them, and I now I have been stringing them on wire with beads. Mine are hanging down (and up) from the vase though.
I didn’t glue them, I just use a loop in the wire to hold the beads that sandwich the crane.
(the paper flower is kind of smooshed in the photo-please ignore!)
Post # 12
@Elky: I folded mine the same way (assembly line style). 10 per day, 100 days. 😀 Your presentation sounds awesome. (I’m just making garlands out of mine)
Post # 13
@wabanzi: Thats look really cool!
@Bebealways: Thanks I’m planning on making the sample this weekend so I should have photos then just finishing up invites to mail out 🙂
Post # 14
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wow thats such a cool idea for centre pieces, I never would have thought of it but i absolutely love the sentiment behind it!
Cant wait to see the finished product!
Post # 15
Wow, that’s so cool! Make sure to show us the finished product!
Post # 16
SO…. the idea failed. We attempted to create it and its probably due to a lack of proper sytrofoam cutting tools, but we couldn’t get it to look nice at all. and it was simply awkward when it was the main focus. Here is a photo of the fail when we were switching gears…. (and yes we put the candle out before anything caught fire, we realisd it about this point that much fluff by that much flame was BAD)
We did however come up with a new idea!
This is an upside down wine glass with a small amount of styrofoam glued to the top (with a hole in the centre for the balloon weight) which is then covered in fluff and then a thin organza pinned randomly to give it a puffy cloud appearance.
Cranes are still thread on the wires with beads to help them sit apart. Here is the new “draft image” (stores were closed as its a holiday in Canada so we couldn’t buy the glasses and organza and pins) and a picture of some of the cranes threaded on the wires! There will be a flower of some sort inside the wine glass, I just don’t know what it’ll be yet 🙂