I've always wanted to make 1000 paper cranes, but never got around to actually starting. This year I started my bucket list, 1000 cranes being one of the items on it. So I dragged out my box of origami paper (from my various other origami adventures) and started folding.
The cranes are in various papers and sizes. I made many out of 3x3 origami paper (that I painstakingly made out of 6x6 paper, sigh). I made alot of them at work out of receipt paper and flyers (I have a boring job). The smallest were probably made out of paper that was a 1/2 inch square. The result is a very colorful mess
I'd say it took me about four months to make them. That is with alot of time off, including 3 weeks at the beginning and the last month and a half. I didn't make them everyday. I made them at home while watching tv, at work, in the car on a roadtrip, at other peoples houses, at the beach and on the ferry.
Here is the first picture I took, at about 83 cranes. I have them in a big glass pickle jar.
Here we are at about 300.
This is the day I made 149 and had to stop because my hands were cramping really badly.
After not touching them for a month and a half, I finally decided to count the little buggers. I was three short.
Here is all 999 of them, with that last one unmade.
Writing my wish on the last one before folding.
I purchased a floating shadow box (glass on the back, so you can see all the way through). It is adjustable as well, I wasn't sure how much space my cranes would take. I ended up using the largest size.
Spread them out.
Slap the back on and VOILA!
Now I just need to find some wallspace to hang it on.