Paper cranes are one of the most beloved, iconic origami shapes with a stunning silhouette and beginner-friendly fold pattern. With an empty wall to fill and a stack of colored paper, I searched online for inspiration to start my project.
Lana Red Studio is the artist behind the first mesmerizing design. She specializes in non-permanent designs for renters who are looking for fresh ways to update their space. The light, airy white and peach cranes float at different heights like a grown-up mobile and set the stage for the entire room. I loved the simplicity of the design and how the subtle pops of color contrast plain white.
The other image that blew me away was created by Boho Weddings. 1,000 handmade paper cranes were beautifully stacked together in rows and hung to create a flowing photo backdrop. This arrangement filled a large space very well and created a full, lush feeling that I wanted to capture in my design.
With two inspiring images in mind, I gathered paper clips, durable string, and a stack of colored paper including Basis White text, Basis Gold text, Stardream Metallic Azalea text, Curious Skin Orange text, and Poptone Red Wild Cherry text. I chose to recreate the airy pops of color like Lana Red Studio and invert Boho Wedding’s linear style into horizontal rows across the wall.
I hope you enjoy making these origami paper cranes as much as I did! It truly can make your event, apartment, home, or space that much more your own! And the best part is that you can customize your origami paper cranes any way you want! By choosing different colors of papers, different placement patterns, or in different sizes this truly is a craft you can make your own. Enjoy!
How to Make:
Thinking of doing something similar in your own space? If you haven’t folded paper cranes before, I highly recommend this easy video by Origami Tsunami and using text-weight paper, which is easier to fold. It’s easy and the results are remarkable!