my first origami crane…
Posted in pia's photos, stylists own June 30th, 2009 by piablog


Yesterday I said I would show you my first origami crane, and here it is! When I say my first I mean my first ‘pretty’ one, there are of course a table full of not so perfect ones. Now that I know how to make them, I’m a little addicted. It’s rather meditative, and I find it’s a really nice way to take a little moment in the day to unwind. It’s certainly a day enhancing activity, that is for sure.

I made my origami crane from this photo featured in Paris: Made By Hand, which I printed onto recycled paper…


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  1. Gigi says

    The crane is lovely, and the photo is magical!

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  2. erin says

    lovely. such a sweet idea to fold a crane from a photograph.

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  3. Michelle says

    Oh how lovely — you did a fantastic job incorporating the design into the folding — love the green petal neck!!!
    I do love to make these and have not done so in a long time. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  4. jen laceda says

    Your creativity is intoxicating!

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  5. sophie munns says

    Hi Pia, its lovely to see what you have posted. Reading your blog is actually very calming, rather like a form of visual yoga. The ambience runs counter to so much of this contemporary world… and one can focus on something exquisite, even humble and be stilled!
    This is a beautiful flower…i was trying to identify it…
    best wishes from sunny Qld!

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  6. Amanda Nicole says

    I’ve always wanted to learn how to make these, I love how yours looks on a beautiful piece of paper!

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  7. TERI REES WANG says

    Now image that you are part of a Japanese wedding and your will be making the traditional …1000 cranes!

    Your one is well done. Enjoy it.

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  8. Mary-Laure says

    Oh this origami crane is just adorable! You’re so talented…

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  9. emily says

    Pia that is so pretty. One day I want to be able to say that I’ve folded 1000 paper cranes. I would like to thank you for recommending “The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society”. I know it was i while ago but I was just able to track it down now. I loved the book and have passed it on to my Mum.

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  10. katiecrackernuts says

    I love the cranes. I’ve made drillions and drillions for all sorts of things. Some are still hanging in friends houses, on ratty pieces of cotton.

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  11. Yoli says

    Lovely, lovely! I hope to see it in one of your styling assignments!

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  12. vanessa says

    ..i wish i could make these! they would look lovely in a big glass bowl…

    also, pia i was wondering if you have your book stocked in brisbane?


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  13. Brittany Noel says

    What a sweet crane. I’ve heard making them is kind of therapeutic. And when you end up with something so nice, how could it not be?

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