Post # 1
Anyone done 1000 paper cranes or several cranes?
I have been casually making LOTS AND LOTS of paper cranes for decor purposes. But then a couple days ago I attended a Japanese wedding (pretty traditional with san san kudo and the massive wig followed by a banquet reception). Each seat had a skillfully and beautifully folded paper crane which bride and groom made.
My paper cranes look messy !!! I didn’t realize until I saw ones that are beautifully done.
Now I am contemplaining I’d give up on this idea all together. Might end up throwing them away… Or, maybe noone will notice how messy they are?
Post # 3
@gramgeek: Since you’ll be making 1000 of them, you’ll have lots of practice by the time you get to the last 200 (or however many guests you have). Once you get to that point, stop folding casually and start folding carefully! Your guests will only notice the ones in front of them.
I can say from personal experience that folding cranes gets much easier with practice. Good luck!
Post # 4
@somethingaquamarine: Thanks. Unfortunately I have very little patience and never careful with my hands…it’s hard! Luckily I was not going to put one each seat, just scatter some on the guest book table and such. I’ll try to be more careful from now on though…
Post # 5
Yes, I did this. My husband’s family is Japanese and I had seen it at several of his family weddings before ours. However, they either just folded the cranes and then paid someone to put it together or his other cousin paid someone to fold and arrange the cranes. We actually did ours ourself. My sister (MOH) probably folded about 850 of the cranes and my Mother-In-Law did most of the arranging.
Then on top of that, my husband’s cousins helped fold the 200 cranes we attached to our favors.
Post # 6
I went to a wedding recently that had them. It was a Destination Wedding, and they bought theirs off Etsy.
Post # 7
I’ve made more wedding cranes than I could even hope to count.
Don’t use the messy cranes! It’s your wedding! Everything should be gorgeous right??
Fold with nice SHARP creases & use something to help line the edges up (ruler, side of a box, or a piece of painters tape stuck on your table)
Make sure your first folds are perfect because those lines determine where the others will be.
Good luck! 🙂
Post # 8
I’m getting mines from Etsy. I remember how complicated it was to try to make years ago. I got sooo frustrated. I made like 1 or 2 correctly then I quit.
Post # 9
Glad I found this post – was thinking of doing this. I tried and failed a couple of times before one came out looking mostly like a crane and haven’t done anymore. If I can find them cheap on Esty I will go that route. Otherwise I’m scrapping.
My sis went to a wedding in Hawaii where they paid someone to arrange and frame them. BEAUTIFUL but very expensive and not in my budget!