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« on: October 11, 2010 09:54:03 AM »

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 Smiley

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.

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« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2010 10:13:50 AM »

very pretty! Congratulations on finishing them!

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« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2010 11:25:10 AM »

I love that you put them in a shadow box! Now I want to do that with origami stars!
« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2010 12:10:44 PM »

Ooo, stars would look awesome! I suck at making them though, mine end up looking mooshy.
« Reply #4 on: October 11, 2010 12:41:34 PM »

I love that idea! Sounds like it took a long time. I might want to try this. They look amazing in the shadowbox!

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« Reply #5 on: October 11, 2010 02:53:10 PM »

I really like how you displayed your cranes! Congrats on finishing them! Smiley

« Reply #6 on: October 11, 2010 05:40:37 PM »

Wow it looks great. Congrats on completing the 1000 cranes.
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« Reply #7 on: October 23, 2010 06:02:32 PM »

Amazing project!!  I love it!
« Reply #8 on: October 23, 2010 06:31:39 PM »

Oh, that is just BRILL!  Shocked I love the shadow box idea. I did something kind of similar - but not nearly as cool - in high school. I made them out of any paper I got my mitts on too, so there were lots of candy wrappers (the paper kind of course, from gum and lollipops and stuff) and receipts and some just from discarded notes in the hallways!

I love love LOVE this shadow box idea. They look so pretty in the jars, but they are much more classy and functionally displayable in that shadow box. The look like they are floating! I guess that's why it's called a floating shadow box? Smiley

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« Reply #9 on: October 24, 2010 12:30:43 PM »

I LOVE this!!!
Beautiful & amazing work.
I've wanted to do that and probably only got 100+/- made before I lost steam.

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