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How to Make A Paper Crane Backdrop


Updated April 21, 2016
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Photograph by Jose Villa, via Style Me Pretty

Outdoor weddings are, no doubt, spectacular, but it can be difficult to decorate the great outdoors. Take advantage of the vast beauty of the woods by pulling attention that way with a magnificent backdrop. Using the trees as your anchors, string paper cranes across the horizon for a truly awe-inspiring look. With this simple tutorial, you'll learn How to Make A Paper Crane Backdrop that will quickly become your favorite wedding detail. Match the paper cranes to your wedding color scheme for a cohesive look that will take guests' breath away.


  • Square paper
  • Fishing wire
  • Heave washers or small, round weights
  • White paint


1. Follow this tutorial to make paper cranes. Each column will have at least 10 cranes. Your total number depends on how many columns you want total. The distance between the trees will decide this. There should be about 6" between each column.

2. Once all of your cranes are folded, string columns with at least 10 cranes. This may be easier with a sewing needle. Make a knot above and below each crane to keep them evenly spaced.

3. Paint your washers white or any other complementary color.

4. Tie the painted washers to the bottom of each column to prevent them from flying in the wind.

5. Tie each column to one piece of fishing wire that is long enough to stretch between two trees.

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To be honest, this looks way out of my league, but the end result is simply breathtaking. Your guests will surely be impressed!


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