I posted not too long ago about the art of Origami and folding paper cranes here. I have made about a dozen paper cranes so far, and love having them on mass! I use scrap booking paper, which is quite a bit thicker than normal paper. So it does take a little longer, is a little more tricky, but so worth it!
These pictures just go to show that with a little imagination and patience, interiors can look glam on a budget!