Origami cranes fill our wall
Apologies beforehand, in case this entry sounds more hurried than usual (ha!) — I am meant to be asleep, since early tomorrow morning we’ll be heading balik kampung for Eid ul Fitri. So long story short, these are pictures of a little deco project that my mum and I did for the dining room wall. Because… I don’t know. It was her idea.
No, this is not the thing. This was the inspiration, at a shopping mall. The cranes were folded by members of the public as a charity project for Japan.
So it's basically lots of folding of magazine papers. We used this tutorial: http://monkey.org/~aidan/origami/crane/
We did nine cranes per string (ie. crochet thread ^^), with beads strung through to stop them from bunching together (knots would work too, I guess, if the string and paper were thicker). I didn't knot the beads in, they just stayed in place from the string's tension. This way, their positions were still adjustable after they're hung up.
Collection of old beads that I used. The chosen ones were pretty random.
We did these over the course of a couple of weeks, during Ramadhan. In total there were over 100 birds. I cannot imagine how people can manage 1000. ><
Unsurprisingly, these little fluttering things attracted the cats.
Skinny eyeing a target. I promise I'll do a cats-at-home entry one day inshaAllah.
One line done!
More lines done! Kind of in a grid pattern... not really. Our house has this weird void with railings at the end of one ceiling (even as an architect, I do not understand the point of such a design), which we had covered with planks of wood instead (and then had the railing removed upstairs). So that is how the strings were hung across the wall.
See? Some papers were thicker / nicer than others, but it doesn't matter much. It's biodegradable and budget-friendly deco.
The shadows are what makes them work. ^^ And I like it when the paper print works with the shape (colourful heads/tails/wings).
And this is a little gif I made to show them moving in the wind. Fun!
The photos above are mostly from my brother, Anas. He has some fancy new lens for his Nikon.
Eid Mubarak to all Muslims, and take care everybody! Bye-bye!