Over the weekend I've been working on more Christmas ornaments. Above is a picture of the results, Origami Glitter Cranes. I've had this idea for awhile now but just finally got a chance to test it out. The craft came out just as I envisioned (love when that happens). The cranes are surprisingly quite elegant considering they're made with paper, glitter and glue.
Gold and Silver Paper - I used wrapping paper.
Gold and Silver Glitter
Acrylic Gloss Spray - can find at most craft stores
Paint brush or foam brush
* when working with glitter I recommend covering your mouth/nose with some kind of mask so you don't breath in the glitter.
1. First you will want to fold a crane. Here's a video that best demonstrates that. I used a 6" by 6" square for mine. Use the same color paper as the glitter you plan on using.
Once your crane is folded, paint one wing with glue. Cover in glitter. Shake off extra glitter. Continue doing this until all sections of crane are covered in glitter. You only need to cover the top of the crane with glitter. Let dry. Spray a coat or two of the acrylic gloss spray on the crane. This will help seal the glitter and prevent it from flaking off. Done.
I think these would look lovely in non traditional Christmas colors such as pink, blue and lime green. What do you think?