(Closed) I promise this is my last post about paper cranes…

posted 8 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
4162 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I would probably do a long piece, because tieing them together might be annoying.  With the long piece, you can make a knot, string through a crane, and then make another knot where you want the next one to sit (unless of course you want them all touching!)

Edit – I knew I spelt tying wrong, it looked weird haha

Post # 4
4137 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

1 long piece will be much easier than tying together short pieces.

Post # 6
1 posts
  • Wedding: January 1991

can someone please help me.  What type of paper for the paper cranes and how big and where did you get it????  thanks so very much


Post # 7
1871 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

Are you talking about the cranes getting tangled in storage with the string? The easiest way (I think) is to get a piece of cardboard for each one and to wind the string around the cardboard, taping it to the back. 

As far as them getting tangled as they hang, I think it depends on how you’re using them. In an area of high-traffic, maybe. But in general, I think they’ll be okay. 

@cfulhage: You can use any type of paper to make paper cranes; it just needs to be square (and obviously, you don’t want to use paper that’s too thick or it will be too difficult to fold). The size of the square that you start with affects the size of a crane. An 8.5×8.5 piece of paper will make a crane that I think is roughly maybe 6″ in wingspan (?)–you can always experiment by cutting down an 8.5×11 sheet. 

Most papers will work–copy paper, newsprint, construction paper…If you want traditional origami paper, just google it and I’m sure sites will come up (I don’t know of a particular “source” that’s good). 

Post # 8
5993 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

i hope its not your last post – looking forward to seeing pics of the final product 🙂

Post # 10
46594 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

The easiest way to prevent tangling while working on it is to make a loop at the top of the fishing line , tap a little nail into the frame at the top of the door, hang the line on that and work standing up. When you are finished one, wrap it around cardboard as suggested and tape the end in place.

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