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.