Originally, Mr. Sew and I hadn’t planned on fulfilling the tradition of folding a thousand paper cranes. We didn’t think we’d have to time, or want to take the effort.
Yet inevitably, I found myself with four 300-sheet packs of square origami paper.
We folded during our favorite TV shows and during our train rides home, mostly. And we finished in about a month. 1,001 in total.
Here’s a video we made to commemorate the feat:
I’m not sure what we’ll be doing with these babies just yet. At first I wanted to make a big ’70s style beaded curtain with them, but I’m not sure if we’ll have enough to cover the double-doorway at the reception hall. I could always use them as garland, I guess.
And yes, in my great lack of foresight, I realize that the paper colors are completely random and clashy. At first this didn’t bother me too much, since I didn’t see our cranes as being vitally important to the overall feel of things (and the paper was only $1 for 300 sheets), but then I saw a picture from my future Sewing-parents’ wedding.
They had cranes too. Big, golden cranes. Gorgeous, shiny cranes draped from a giant tree.
(source) Kind of like this.
For some reason my technicolor cranes kind of embarrass me now. But not enough to motivate the making of 1,001 more. No way.
So for now I’ll leave them as-is, unless you helpful souls want to give me some other idea? Can I spray paint them?
Anyone else folding the good-luck cranes?