Dream Idea ~ Hanging Decor of the Paper Crane variety

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Image credit: Sipho Mabona Found via Trendspiration

So last week I shared my BIG love of all things hanging, and by that I mean wedding and event decor, hanging from trees, hanging from ceilings, hanging from Uncle Fred if he stands in one place long enough. I just love it.

One type of hanging decor I left off the post ~ and this was intentional peeps ~ was hanging paper cranes.

You see these babies deserved a post all of their own, just for their pure beauty and lushness and the lovely idea that if you fold a thousand of these badboys then they bring you good luck. The practice of folding 1,000 cranes is called sembazuru and you can read more about the tradition here called Tsuru wa sennen. The time and energy put into the folding is meant to symbolize the patience and trust necessary to sustain a happy marriage.

Now this is no easy feat to achieve and if your man can’t be talked into it, then a few handy bridesmaids may help you instead, or you could rope in all your guests and get them in on the action, making their RSVP a folded paper crane is one idea, although posting them back may be an issue. Needs some thinking about that one perhaps?

The feature image above is not wedding decor but art, by Switzerland based artist Sipho Mabona. Man I could stare at this all day it’s so lovely.

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Image credits: Origami and Cranes, Irreplaceable Flower, Chocolate Lollipops, Life’s Little Surprises, The Sweetest Occassion, Oh Little J, Project Wedding, Once Wed, Je Mange

Wanna know how to fold an origami paper crane? Then check out this awesome animated tutorial or this fab step-by-step guide.

Much love

Michelle x


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2 COMMENTS

  1. Elizabeth says:

    Can’t believe I missed this ~ fab post! Love these images! xx

  2. nish says:

    Such a lovely post – have been spotting paper cranes randomly popping up all over the place. Gonna have to give them a go…