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« on: October 15, 2009 10:33:40 AM »

Here is our second origami crane art jar. For this we kept our theme of ascending cranes (similar to the concept of stringing 1,000 origami cranes to bring a person good luck), but created more of a nature setting. The cranes are made with red origami paper, strung on a fine strand of thread. The stylized trees are made from magazine paper, and glued to the bottom of the jar. The grass is a bit of floral-arrangement moss which was also sealed to the bottom of the jar. The jar is also repurposed, with the lid painted with acrylic paint with a sprig of floral wire attached. The floral wire is accented with hand-stitched fabric leaves and a few more origami cranes.

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« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2009 10:49:30 AM »

oooh!  That's so neat!
« Reply #2 on: October 15, 2009 10:58:13 AM »

Yay! This makes me so happy! Good job! I love the swirly branch off the top<3

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« Reply #3 on: October 15, 2009 11:18:41 AM »

Pretty! It's very neat how you made the trees. And cranes made with pretty paper are always a win.

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« Reply #4 on: October 15, 2009 11:47:12 AM »

I love it! It's reminds me of visiting my great-grandma's house. She had a shelf full jars that were their own self-contained worlds. They were always of such great curiosity to me when I was younger and even now. Thank you for reminding me of such great memories!
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« Reply #5 on: October 16, 2009 08:25:09 AM »

This is simply amazing.  I love the repurposed theme, and everything seems to come together into a cohesive whole.  Nice work.

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« Reply #6 on: October 18, 2009 06:19:02 AM »

Thank you so much everyone!

And thank you for your lovely story, ducktape_diva Smiley

« Reply #7 on: November 08, 2009 11:33:13 PM »

How do you attach the cranes to the top bottom of the lid?
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« Reply #8 on: November 09, 2009 01:56:23 PM »

That is just too awesome. I would love to make something like that. A while ago, I got into terrariums, and this is just a lovely idea.  Thanks for sharing.

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