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Handcrafted Holiday ~ Paper Crane Ornaments
This is the easiest one we have made yet. Both the kids have crane mobiles that have lasted through the years. I made them for their 3rd and 8th birthdays. That is 5 years ago! Alex really wanted to make some for me, so I handed him a stack of paper squares that I had cut out for the pennant flag garland and he folded them up. While he was doing that, I thought about how to make them last for years in storage... and the first thing I thought of was Modge Podge! These cranes are on the tree now, and I think they may just last forever.

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  • Step 1

    Cover the cranes in the decoupage glue. Let dry.

  • Step 2

    Place a bead at the bottom of the headpin. The bead should be big enough to not let the head pin go into the crane.

  • Step 3

    Put the headpin through the opening at the bottom of the crane. Use a needle to poke the hole if you have to. The dry glue may make it harder to get the headpin through. Push gently through the top of the crane.

  • Step 4

    Twist off the protruding end of the headpin down into a circle at the top of the crane with your pliers.

  • How to fold an origami crane. Paper Crane Ornaments - Step 5
    Step 5

    Add the ornament hook and hang on tree!

    As I am sure you can imagine, our tree is shaping up quite nicely. I am about to switch gears to gifts (and wrapping them)! But first, the much promised sweater mice pattern.....

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Terri D.
Terri D. · Richmond, Virginia, US
how do you make the crane? Happy
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