Our wedding anniversary is near and I wanted to see if I could make something myself for my husband. I was browsing to see if there were heart boxes I could try out and came across this lovely box on Flickr!
The creator of the heart box is Natan Lopez. I understand that the diagram for the model will be published in the magazine ‘4 Esquinas’ but am not sure when it is to be published. But in the meanwhile, the diagram and CP have been kindly shared by Natan on his Flick! profile (links below).
Some points that I learnt after trying out the heart a few times:
- For the base, I used a square that was slightly smaller than the one for the lid. I wasn’t able to make them fit together well when I used squares of the same size.
- In Step 23 in the instructions, it is suggested that the corners be either folded or cut off. I suggest cutting them off; else there is a lot of folded paper which didn’t make the folding easy at all!
- For the lid, in Step 25, adding one more valley fold around the box ensures that the base is slightly taller than the lid.
Model: Heart Box
Creator: Natan Lopez
Creator’s Website: Origami Natan
Instructions Link: Flickr!
Instructions Link (CP): Flickr!
Difficulty Level: Intermediate
Paper Size: 7 inches square for Lid and 6.75 inches square for Base