I’ve learned something about myself – when I do something, I tend to go all out. Meaning, when I’m working on a project, it starts to consume my (personal) life. Ever since my sister’s baby shower came about, all I can think about is bird related things and how to put those cute little birdies I found on anything and everything. Hence, my blog has turned into a super boring, bird focused journal of my latest and greatest obsession. Now, just because I’ve come to this realization doesn’t mean that you’re safe from ANOTHER bird related post. Enter, origami birdies!
One of my sister’s college buddies, who is heading up the shower committee, mentioned that she had a fun mobile for the shower decorations and asked if anyone was willing to make origami birds (to keep with our cute birdie theme). I obviously volunteered, despite the fact that I’ve never attempted origami, but couldn’t resist the chance to do something crafty. Plus, it gave me the chance to check out the new Paper Source store here in Charlotte, which is now my new favorite store. Ever. I walked in and burst into song and dance because every nook and cranny contained hordes of beautiful papers and stationary. HEAVEN. I thought I would have to make my own origami paper out of wrapping paper or some other type of thin paper, but of course Paper Source has these awesome origami sets. The patterns are fantastically modern and just the perfect size for an origami project. Did I mention this store is my happy place?
After I stopped snuggling with my beautiful paper, I decided to find out how to make some paper birdies. I did a quick google search and found this super helpful video that walks you through the process of making the origami crane. There is also a downloadable PDF showing you some simple diagrams, but the video is definitely the way to go. The hubs even got in on the arts and crafts action, thanks to this helpful video. He said it reminded him of his note passing days in middle school, where he wooed the ladies with his brilliantly folded notes. How did I get to be so lucky?
24 lovely pieces of paper and 24 kickin birds later, I now have the knowledge to take the origami world by storm. Well, at least the origami crane world. They’re super easy to make and are a great little project if you’re looking for a simple touch to add to a wrapped gift or a bottle of wine for a friend. Try it yourself and let me know if you’re obsessed like I am!