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origami crane tree


I got this idea from the wondeful movie “500 days of summer”, if you haven’t seen it yet, you should, it is full of decorating and fashion inspiration and has a great soundtrack. I actually made this last year and since then it has moved to 3 different countries.

What you need: A twig, some paper (maybe out of old magazines), scissors, thread and a needle, a plant pot or vase, some sand.

Here is what you have to do to make it:

1. Go for a walk in the nearest park/wood and find a suitable twig. I am pretty sure you can buy one in a home decor shop or at a florists as well, but I think it is nicer to go and hunt for one yourself.

2. Learn how to fold a paper crane. This is a good tutorial for an origami crane, but there are tons of youtube videos on how to do it as well.

3. Find some nice paper. I used the paper out of a glossy womens magazine, I tried to find pages that have similar colours and then cut out squares in different sizes.

4. Start folding.

5. Arrange. I used some thread with a little knot and threaded it through from the bottom (there should be a little whole). Hang your cranes into the twig and place it either in a plant pot filled with sand/pebbles/… or a nice vase.

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Frame your keys

I made something yesterday I would like to show off. Since we moved in in May there hasn’t been a key solution, I tried to keep mine on top of the fridge (our fridge is kind of free standing and close to the entrance), but wasn’t consistent with that so I always had to look for them. It also did not look neither nice nor tidy. Last week I found this frame at the local thrift store for just 1 CHF and I knew it was gonna be my new key hanger.

So yesterday while procrastinating I started making it. First I sandpapered it a little to add a bit of shabby chic. It already had a nice colour on it so I didn’t need to paint the frame and only had toscrew in a few hooks. It was done so fast that it only kept me from working for about 10 minutes, not very convenient if you are procrastinating. If you are thinking of doing this I would recommend to look for a frame with a bit of depths so the keys can hang free in front of the wall.

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