(Closed) Paper Crane Logistics

posted 5 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I’ve not done this, but I think it’s a great idea. However, I can see your Maid/Matron of Honor point. I wouldn’t want to have to hang them individually! Instead, I would get a large amount of quarter round from Home Hardware – then I would hang the cranes from these. You can just wind up the cranes around the wood for storage. Then, when it’s time to hang them from the ceiling, you just have to place the quarter rounds between the beams. Of course, this means that you need to know the distance between the beams before purchasing the wood.

Post # 4
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

@papercrafter:  If you plan on doing this, you need to start folding cranes like crazy now.  When you string them (needle and fishing line), don’t do it as one large string, make several strands.  Keep each strand separate in it’s own paper/plastic bag.  Best of luck!

Post # 5
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

I’m doing this! Are you Japanese? I’m not, but I did a study abroad in Japan and I thought this was a cool way to represent that culture and get a wish!!! I’ve got about 650 cranes done at this point. I’ve been working on it on-and-off for months!! It’s a ton of work. But I can do it while I’m sitting around watching TV, so it’s not too bad.

Yes, you can hang the cranes on fishing line. String the fishing line on a big sturdy needle and then punch it from the bottom where the fold is to the top of the body. The trouble is that the fishing line has to hang vertically. If you just strung along your cranes and then strung it around above your dance floor all your cranes would be flying sideways. So you’ll have to use fishing line hung horizontally over your dancefloor to spread things out, but then tie ventical fishing line to that with the crane on the vertical line. Is this making sense?

For that reason I’m hanging mine in long strands. Probably about 10 cranes per strand and then hanging those individually. I think I’m going to tie them to clothes pins for easier hanging on the day of (hopefully). I’m going for something like this:

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I don’t have any advice other than what previous posters have given… Just wanted to say that this idea is so awesome!  Good luck!

Post # 7
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Blushing bee

@papercrafter:  i think you could easily do this. you need a long hook (ever worked in a mall clothing store? the ones you use to hoist clothes to top racks). unravel the section just far enough to go over each rafter and use the hook to lift onto the rafter. place it there. go to the other side and pick it back up with the hook and unravel for the next rafter. no ladders needed!

I second the do ust enought to got from one or two rafters and keep them in separate bags! Looks fun so good luck folding!

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@JenGirl:  I’m doing this too! I’m not Japanese, but I lived there for a year and met one of my future bridesmaids there πŸ™‚ I like to say that I’m representing my Japanese heritage, haha. I’m at about 800 cranes now.

 

@papercrafter:  I’m planning on getting a large branch and hang them in strands from the branch and then hanging the branch from the ceiling. I’m not much help to you, but I love the inspiration picture! Good luck!

Post # 10
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Blushing bee

@papercrafter:  i personally find it ridiculous that you don’t own a gigantic hook. The priorities of people these day!

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

found this while surfing pinterest… remembered your post!

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