When I set about to design my new studio space I was sure I wanted to incorporate some origami cranes. At first I planned to make a mobile to hang. However, mobiles make me think of nurseries. I decided that I'd stick with the cranes but add them to a vintage bird cage when I could find one. The bird cage went on my want list.
This past weekend on our road trip I spotted a perfect bird cage marked down to $32. It had already been painted white (thank you!) so it just needed to be hung. I found a great origami crane tutorial on Youtube here. Then I used four different scrapbook papers to create my cranes. Make sure to check the measurements of each sheet before beginning as some scrapbook paper is not exactly square. I made my largest crane from a 12x12 sheet and then used 1- 8x8 sheet and 2- 6x6 sheets to complete my birds.
The finished product is whimsical and fun and adds just the touch I wanted in front of my window.