Post # 1
Thanks to Miss Scissors lovely post on paper cranes, I have been inspired to make my own. I don’t think I will fold anywhere near 1000, but I plan to use as many as I can as decorations for my wedding.
But here is the hitch: Origami paper doesn’t come cheap, in my experience. So this little DIY could get expensive, depending on how many cranes I fold. Does anyone have any recommendations for less-expensive origami paper, or alternatives to origami paper that work just as well? I will use as much origami paper as I can (I have lots of it right now), but don’t want to break the bank just to fold these cranes.
Post # 3
When we did our 1000 we bought all our paper from http://www.origamicorner.com. They have good prices, sale paper, and pretty much any color combo you might want.
Post # 4
My friends and I made 1,000 to give to a friend’s mother who had throat cancer. Since making 1,000 cranes can get expensive, we ended up just going out to buy more paper whenever we got a coupon to Michael’s or JoAnn’s. That saved me a lot of money.
Also, colored paper can work, and you can cut it down in size to make smaller cranes – which means more cranes out of each piece of paper. I also tried using random scrapbook paper laying around, but it was way too thick to make nice clean lines.
And, check out ebay. Some sellers have good deals on origami paper and pretty cool patterns that you can’t get at Michael’s or JoAnn’s.
Post # 5
That’s awesome! I wish I had recommendations, but I don’t… when I fold origami flowers, I usually use the paper from Michaels with a coupon like someone else suggested!
Also, I found this paper crane inspiration…
sooo awesome, they hung cranes from the trees!
Post # 6
@ Cinema – I LOVE that wedding! Those cranes are beautiful in that setting, which is similar to mine. Thanks for sharing 🙂
Thanks for the suggestions for paper – I will check into all of those.
Post # 7
- Wedding: March 2021 - Ritz Carlton, Marina Del Rey
I love paper cranes! I’m sure yours will turn out beautifully. It might be cheaper to cut down from larger sheets, though I did once purchase origami paper — colored, no pattern, single-sided — from an Amazon store for something like 80 sheets for $5.
Also, did you see the link I put on Ms. Scissor’s post about the Wedding Library’s crane project? You can donate all of the cranes post-wedding to the Paper Crane Project, and they’ll donate 50 cents per crane to cancer research:http://www.theweddingco.com/events/index.php?event=5
Post # 8
- Wedding: September 2010 - Heritage Square Museum
We’re also making paper cranes. To take care of the cost issue, I went to the used bookstore and bought a french edition of Harry Potter in big print for 8 bucks….then I hacked it into 6 x 6 squares using a paper cutter. It yielded almost 500 sheets of paper and our cranes have pretty french type on them!
Post # 9
How fun!! I’m sure Miss Scissors will think it’s cool beans that she inspired you!!