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How to Make Paper Cranes for Your Wedding

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There is a legend that says if you create 1,000 paper cranes, you are granted a wish. Brides and grooms have taken this legend and combined it with their wedding celebrations, as a symbol of their greatest wish – happiness together. Here is how to make paper cranes for your wedding!

Paper Cranes

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Folding the Cranes

You’ll want to purchase origami paper in your wedding colors. There are literally thousands of colors and patterns available, so it shouldn’t be difficult to find a color or pattern that will work. Next you’ll want to learn how to actually fold the cranes. Here are the directions for folding a paper crane:

Stringing The Cranes

Once you’ve folded all the cranes (this will take a while), you can string them to hang. You can use fishing line as it’s clear and won’t show up well. Use a needle and poke it through the crane. There’s a hole in the bottom of the crane that you can poke the needle through, and then it will come up out of the back of the crane. Thread the fishing line through, after you’ve tied a knot in the bottom of the fishing line. When the crane is on the string, tie another knot a few inches above that crane and thread another through. You can put as many as you want on the string for hanging.

Strung Paper Cranes

There you go – you have a beautiful décor element for your wedding, plus, you get your wish!

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Making Origami for Your Wedding

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If you’ve seen the beautiful pictures of colorful cranes decorating a wedding reception and love it – you can also create that look. Did you know that folding 1,000 paper cranes entitles you to a wish, according to legend? There are plenty of other fun origami projects you can create as well that will look fantastic at your wedding. Here is some more information:

Leaves

Use this handy instruction guide to create beautiful origami leaves for your wedding. Spread them out over the tablecloths or hang from fishing line to create beautiful “floating” look.

Origami Leaves

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Flowers

You can create these gorgeous origami flower “pots” and use for centerpieces at your tables. They’re fun to create and don’t take a ton of time. Call the girls over and have a lot of fun together creating these beautiful flowers.

Origami Flowers

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Dress

You could use this fun dress for a number of wedding projects. Include it in your invitation or make little wedding favors using this pattern. It’s easy to make. In this picture, they’ve used old book pages, but you can purchase special origami paper.

Origami Dress

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Envelope

Want to send your invitations in a super special way? Create this fun and beautiful origami envelope and place your invitations inside. It couldn’t be easier to create this one and you’ll really impress the recipients.

Origami Envelopes

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Origami Stars

Create these tiny stars and attach to ribbon for a beautiful wedding garland. They’re easy to create and look incredible when you’re done.

Origami Stars

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Using these tips, come up with some fun and unique origami wedding décor ideas.

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