Post # 1
I’ve never really done origami/papercraft stuff before but since FH and I met in Japan and he proposed to me during a vacation there, I think it’d be awesome and GORGEOUS in the space we’re using. I’ve been looking for a fun, cheap, pretty DIY project and this would be that and a meaningful toss to our shared history.
So I’ve started…
First two attempts: utter failure, growling in frustration.
Third attempt: A crane… if a crane at the end of a crippling lifelong addiction to crane-meth.
Fourth attempt: Kinda better!
I’ve got a lot of free time coming up in the next few weeks to get a head start, and then several months before the wedding, so I guess I’ll say bring it on! Anyone else doing this?
Post # 3
No, but I say do it!! I’m making about 300 paper flowers (still have 100 to go). You should look for a youtube video to help you out. Good luck!
Post # 4
I’ve folded many paper cranes in my time, but I couldn’t imagine doing 1000! But if it’s something you mindlessly do while you watch TV, I think it’s possible and won’t seem as daunting.
That’s what I’ve been doing with my origami flower pomanders.
So far I’ve made 4 and it’s taken me about a billion years. 12 flowers per pomander, so 48 flowers total. Each flower is made of five origami petals that are glued together. 48 x 5 = 1 million (or 240 if you’re using real math). I’m probably going to do at least another four >.<
GOOD LUCK TO YOU!!!!!
Post # 5
Attempt #7 (Actual crane #5) – First really awesome looking one! 😀 Very encouraging
Post # 6
Yes, I’m doing 1000 cranes for my sister’s wedding! We lived in Japan for a while as kids.
i haven’t started yet but I’m confident they’ll come together before 10/5/13!
Happy folding, Bees!
Post # 7
Good luck. I am also folding. I think once you get the pattern donemuscle memory will help
You with the rest.
Post # 8
yes, I made a 1000 of them once upon a time. The first oh 50 or so, I found I had to really think about what I was doing, but after a point, I didn’t really have to think or look to make them. I recommend not inflating them though before you have to, they store better flat. I used to keep a bag of origami paper with me and a ziplock bag in my purse and do a little bit when I had some free time. It doesn’t take nearly as long as it sounds.
Post # 9
To me that seems daunting, but beautiful. If you get tired you can make some and order some…here’s 100 for $24 on etsy http://www.etsy.com/listing/28627856/sale-100-large-origami-paper-cranes-in I think I have seen cheaper on etsy too and even custom colors.