Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Origami Paper Cranes (Fairy Tale Challenge #171)

Hi everyone! :o)

It's time for a new challenge over at Fairy Tale Challenge Blog.

Our theme for this fortnight next 4 weeks is #171, Hobby. The theme is so versatile. You can create something from your favorite hobby (crochet, knit, origami...) or use an image that represents hobby/hobbies on your projects such as cards, albums, layouts etc.

Update (June 27th 2017)
Our DT decided to take a short summer break, so we're extending this challenge for two more weeks. The challenge will last for 4 weeks (ends July 17th 2017). :o)

This time our lucky winner will win this lovely window die-cut.

For this challenge I went with one of my hobbies, ORIGAMI, and folded these Origami Paper Cranes.

"Cranes are associated with long life, health, happiness, wisdom, and good luck. In Asian culture, a white crane can travel to the heavens and is sometimes called "heavenly" or "blessed." In China, cranes flew the gods to the "Isle of the Immortals," the legendary home of the eight immortals. Crane eggs were also used in magic potions to grant eternal life. 
Cranes are often regarded as messengers of the gods. An ancient Egyptian legend tells of a two-headed crane seen flying over the Nile to announce the start of a joyful and prosperous new season.
Cranes are masters at killing snakes. In Christian symbolism, cranes are seen as natural enemies of Satan. Due to their long migration season, they also became a symbol of endurance and their wings were once used as talismans to aide weary travelers. The spring return of cranes is a symbol of Christ's resurrection.
In Roman mythology, the crane was sacred to Demeter, the mother goddess. Demeter was said to renew the earth each spring when her daughter, Persephone, was released from the underworld."

In Japan, the crane is a symbol of long-life, happiness, good luck and peace. Paper Cranes became a symbol of healing Japan (find out more in National Geographic article).

Origami Paper Cranes are easy to fold. There are minimum requirements to make them: square paper and your hands. :o) You can find a diagram how to fold Origami Paper Crane here.

I used beautiful Origami Paper I had in my stash. I trimmed one paper to fold slightly smaller crane. :o)

List of supplies:
  • Origami paper, 15 cm x 15 cm
  • Origami paper, 14 cm x 14 cm (trimmed)
  • Fiskars High Precision Personal Paper Trimmer

I hope you'll like my project for this fortnight, get inspired and give a try to folding Paper Crane/s. Stop by the Fairy Tale Challenge Blog and see gorgeous creations my Design Team Mates made for this challenge. Do join us, we can't wait to see your projects. :o)

Thank you for stopping by and your kind feedback. Enjoy and smile! :o)



  1. These are gorgeous! I've recently been getting into origami myself and currently have a origami father's day card on my blog, Jo x

  2. niakd nsiam uspjela prokužit taj origami !
    tvoj je super!

  3. They are adorable Milka! Love the paper used! I'm be able to folding paper for making cranes, but I didn't knew all these symbolism all around the world and the times! Thanks :D



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