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Monday, August 26, 2013

Creating Miniature Paper Airplanes and Fun Crafts

It would seem that many people like paper airplanes and of course everything is cuter when it is miniature.

You can’t beat a good garland.

Particularly if it’s made from vintage maps and hung on the ceiling.

Three Strands

Or on a cake.

Adoption shower cake - airplane theme - lemon truffle cake with white chocolate ganache, blue swirl marshmallow fondant, white fondant clouds and a mini paper airplane garland

I adore this nursery mobile.

Paper Airplane Mobile

Love a good love note or party invite.


Which can lead to paper airplane confetti.

Paper airplanes were thrown after the couple's first kiss!!!!

What about a paper airplane place card at a Bon Voyage party?

This “airplane in a jar” made me smile.

To create a miniature paper airplane begin with a paper cutter, bone folder and any 8 1/2” by 11” sheet of paper.

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Cut the paper into fourths.

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Take one of the fourths and fold it in half. A bone folder will aid you in getting a really good crease.

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Open the paper up again then fold down the top corners towards the center line. It is almost like you are creating a roof on a house.

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Pull the top of the “roof” close to the bottom of the paper. This will sort of now resemble an envelope.

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Fold the corners in once again creating a roof on a short house.

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Then fold the paper in half. Sailboat anyone?

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From there fold the far right corner towards the center. Do this on each side.

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Voila! You now have a miniature airplane.

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If you want to create an even smaller plane you can cut the paper sheet into eighths.

You can see the size variation.

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Then use the planes in any fashion you choose. I attached mine to the wall with pop dots aka adhesive squares.

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A week later they are still holding strong.

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The 53 planes took me 4 hours to create and attach to the wall.

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Cute or perhaps one flew over the cuckoo’s nest?



Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Thanks for sharing how you made these Laura! I just loveeeeeeee them!!

Debbie said...

I have been away from blog visiting time so I'm just getting here for the past two posts. I loved what you did in Sweet Boy's room, and I love this post. I would never have thought of so many of those ideas. I LOVE the confetti option. That is just too cute!

Craftymoose Crafts said...

Cute, creative, and I love it!

Pat@Life At Lydias House said...

Great tutorial and I still can't get over how cute this idea was!

Mary Palumbo Collings said...

Very cute!

Linda said...

I'm bookmarking this for my future needs - such adorable ideas!!! Thanks!!

Love, Linda

Jill Flory of Sew a Fine Seam said...

How sweet! I might make a banner or two to decorate with in my setup at the springfield flea - I wonder if I could make them out of fabric?!

Auntie Em said...

Your paper airplanes are so cute! I love the heart you designed on the wall with the loop-de-loop. :)
Great directions. I have never been able to fold one and make it fly. At least not like my brother's. lol
Thank you for sharing these posts about the fun things to do with them and how you arranged them around all your DH's awards. He certainly has a lot!