Wednesday, November 2, 2011

DIY- Origami Birdcage

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.


  1. Such a great idea! Btw, thanks for the sweet comment on my blog. With all your creativity here, hope you can link up in my Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop :)

  2. I love the idea of storing them in a bird cage! I love to fold paper cranes as a sort-of stress reliever, so I will have to do this :)

    Aya ♥ Strawberry Koi

  3. this is so stinking cute! great idea!


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