Make Origami Hearts

Alrighty then.... Valentine's Day is just about here. A couple of last minute paper crafting ideas that start with a simple rectangle caught my eye. Each one is relatively quick to do, so maybe you can find a moment to try them out this weekend.

A tutorial for this beauty can be found on Eat Drink Chic.

Amy Moss, the creator of the lovely site, is using it as her engagement party invitation and also treated readers to the suggestion of adding a quote to make an elegant valentine.

And this idea has been making the rounds lately, but if you haven't seen it yet, it's pretty neat... especially if you're familiar with the tear-off flap from a Netflix envelope. You know, the one that has to be thrown away or put on the recycling pile whenever a new dvd arrives in the mail. Have a little fun with it first, by making this origami  heart.

More rectangle designs (usually origami folds start with a square) are available at NetflixOrigami... a swan, crab, box, and more.

Happy Valentine's Day, everyone!

Edited to add another fab folded heart design that starts with a rectangle:

I just received the nicest email from Sonja in Ireland who shared the link to a video tutorial on her blog, Craft-Werk, to make this three dimensional heart. She's so right that it helps immensely to see origami 'in action'. Thanks Sonja!

Ann Martin
Ann Martin

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