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I need help with my wedding!

katie_galasso | Posted in The Archives on

Dear Origami people:

I am getting married next year & I’ve decided that our wedding will have an origami crane theme. As I’m sure you know the cranes are a sign of lifelong commitment and since my fiancé are origami buffs it only seemed natural to use the origami crane design (like the attached) throughout the wedding ceremony. Here’s my problem – it’s hard to find stuff w/the origami crane design on it. In fact I would drop it but I just love it so much I can’t abandon the idea without a good fight.

Here are some things I’m really looking for & can’t find – if anyone knows where I can find these things please email me. I’ll be forever grateful & the karma coming your way will be immense. I need:

* We want to use two ceramic origami cranes for the cake topper
* I want to make invitations w/the origami crane design on the paper
* Favors for the guests that have something with a crane on them
– any ideas?
* A poster or silkscreen design featuring origami cranes that the
guests could sign

Can you help? If so please email me at: [email protected] Thanks for trying!



PS – YES! I have made the traditional 1001 cranes & they will be added to the tables @ the reception.


  1. sanderson | | #1

    Katie, I've done catering work for these people and I think you'll find them very helpful on all things crane. Try making your cake toppers out of polymer clay (aka fimo) or fold one out of paper and the coat it with an acrylic sealer.

    1. Sarah_Kayla | | #2

      *Dear Katie -A couple of suggestions -For the invitation, try scanning a crane made in either a patterned or plain paper. Print it in a half tone behind the text of the invitation. conscidering that it is for a wedding I would probably do two cranes.For the centerpieces, I would stiffen fabric amd make large-scale cranes out of brocade. There are directions on how to stiffen fabric and make origami out of it in an old issue of Threads. For the thing to sign I would do a crane out of really huge, very high quality paper. You could go with white, a beautiful color or black. Have folks write with a metallic marker. You could have gold cording and a tassel attached to the top of the head.Years ago I used to do very large scale origami with the little kids that I was teaching. We used to use paper that was 3 ft sq. It was pretty amazing even done in Kraft paper. Have fun with this. my guess is that most of the fabric printed with origami patterns will be too small to make an impact. Feel free to wite if you want any other ideas.Sarah

      1. Colleen_Writt | | #3

        *You can have rubber stamps made of any kind of line art design. That would be my suggestion for the napkins and invitations. You could have more than one size made up. I liked the suggestion about varnishing the paper cranes. It makes the most sense, and stays true to form.

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