(Closed) Paper cranes.. please help help help!

posted 7 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

you can buy little squares of paper from japan on ebay. i know a blogger bee posted about this before, but i don’t remember who.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I’m pretty sure you use origami paper. I’ve seen it at Michael’s, but I’m sure its cheaper/better selection online. There are also book kits at Borders/B&N/Amazon that come with an instruction book and origami paper if you are not sure how to make the cranes 🙂

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I am using origami paper. It is usually cheaper if you buy it in bulk online. 

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2012

If you’re going to be hanging them or something, you could just use normal paper as long as it’s thin enough to work with. if some of the cranes are going to be up close though, you may want to use nicer paper for those ones.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 1992

I made my own origami paper using tissue paper (like you find in a gift) and cutting it to my size. You can do origami with regular copy weight paper, too, It looks much the same if you are good at origami.

Post # 12
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I have bought origami paper at Michaels and I bought a paper cutter.  planning on cutting magazines and sheet music etc down to size and folding.  My fiance and I are also writing a letter to our guests and folding the last 150 or so cranes out of copies of the letter and placing those on tables.

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2012

@bells: wrapping paper probably would work very well, actually!

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 1992

@bells: I sent you a link. Check your pm box.

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

If you’re going to use copy paper, make sure it’s at least good quality. Getting a crisp fold or point without weakening the paper or creating fuzzy bits on the edge is more difficult with lower quality paper. The smoother the texture you can find, the better.

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

i bought some at local Japanese markets and online at Amazon.

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