I have been seeing so many paper crafts using book pages lately. I love to read and I love things having to do with books and words. But, rather than copy someone else's craft (awesome as they are, though) I wanted to come up with my own idea.
When I got married (the first time) I had to make 1,001 paper origami cranes. Its a Japanese tradition and I couldn't get out of it. So, my friends and family and I made all of these darned cranes. And, you know what? I promptly FORGOT how to make these cranes. Kind of funny that this was my idea for book page crafts. Maybe I'll eventually make 1,001 of these.....
Since I forgot how to fold them I had to find a tutorial. This wasn't hard. I found the perfect tutorial on Origami-Fun
|This is why these are "romantic" cranes!|
|I used a needle and sewing thread to make a loop in that little triangle between the wings. The thread was too thin to show well in this photo.|
I've made a bunch so far and I think that they will make adorable little Christmas tree ornaments.