Traditionally, a thousand paper cranes are given as a wedding gift to wish a thousand years of happiness and prosperity for the couple (Wikipedia). For my bridal shower, my wonderful bridesmaid, Julianna, made paper cranes and used them to decorate...it was beautiful. Afterward, I couldn't fathom throwing away the beautiful cranes that she had spent so much time working on so I came up with a way to keep them and display them.
I wanted to bring some interest into the bedroom but didn't want to invest in a chandelier or anything since we're just renting. The mobile worked perfectly and became the focal point of this little nook we have.
Our bedroom's color scheme is gray, white, and green so I picked through the paper cranes and found those that would compliment our colors.
Next, I strung two pieces of sting across an embroidery hoop to create an X and secured. This allowed me to hang a strand of cranes from the center of the mobile to fill it out a bit. Then, I tied the other four strands of cranes around the embroidery hoop, staggering their lengths and voila!
I love that I was able to make a mobile using meaningful trinkets that remind me of my wonderful friend each time I look at it. It's also beautiful when we open the windows and a breeze comes in.
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