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Heart Box

Origami Heart Box Closed

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.

Origami Heart Box - Valentine

Origami Details:

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

Week 14 (Day 03): Valentine’s Day Wreath

Origami Valentine's Day WreathWreaths are great for any occasion and are a sure addition for Valentine’s Day. I found quite a few origami heart wreaths for Valentine’s day and actually thought that I could have a week of heart wreaths! Maybe I will do it next year 🙂

For now, here is a very pretty and elegant wreath, made from 8 heart units. Red and white hearts would look great, I admit, but I wanted to try out another combination. I think this orange and yellow combination looks great too.

The units are not very difficult to make. The are joined together with glue. But looking at how pretty the wreath is, even origami purists would be tempted to give it a go I think!

Origami Wreath UnitsOrigami Details

Model: Valentine’s Day Wreath

Creator: Ayako Kawate

Difficulty Level: Intermediate

Tutorial Link: Youtube

No of Modules: 8

Paper Size: 3 inch squares

Origami Heart Wreath in Hearts

Week 14(Day 01): Cube of Love

Origami Love Units

The origami cube of love is a modular cube with a whole bunch of hearts in it! It is made from 6 units, each unit with a heart in the middle. The modules are made from half a square, rectangles in the ratio of 1:2.

The cube makes a great decoration and will make a good gift for a loved one 🙂 What say?

Origami Details:

Model: Cube of Love

Creator: Fumiaki Shingu

Instructions Link: Origami Club

Difficulty Level: Intermediate

No of modules: 6

Paper ratio: Rectangle in 1:2 ratio

Paper size: 2.5 inches by 5 inches

Origami Cube of Love

Sheep

Origami Sheep

These cute little sheep, designed by Roman Diaz, would have been a great addition to my nativity scene, last month. I will be sure to add it to my Christmas collection for this year though 🙂

The model works best with paper that is black on one side and white on the other. I initially tried out with brown/dark brown paper that had a 4 inch side. The second one I tried was the brown/yellow one, using 2 inch squares. So in the end the models turned out like a mother and her baby!

The folds are slightly tricky but doable and the end result is pretty realistic. The model will make a great addition to my origami animals collection..

Origami Details:

Model: Sheep

Creator: Roman Diaz

Creator’s Blog: Daily Dose of Origami

Book: 4 Esquinas Vol 1

Difficulty Level: Intermediate

Instructions Link: 4 Esquinas

Paper Size: 2 – 4 inches square

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8 Pointed Star

Origami 8 Pointed Star - Gold

The 8 Pointed Star will be a sure addition to my Christmas tree! The star is made from a single square of paper and isn’t very difficult to make.

I tried making the star using thin gold paper and thicker wrapper paper. In both cases, the star turned out quite well.

Origami Details:

Model: 8 Pointed Star

Creator: John Montroll

Book: Christmas Origami

Author: John Montroll

Difficulty Level: Intermediate

Paper Size: 6 – 7 inches square

Origami 8 Pointed Star

Star of Bethlehem

Origami Star of Bethlehem

The Star of Bethlehem was the first origami that I tried from the book ‘Christmas Origami‘. The book is authored by John Montroll and has quite a collection of origami for Christmas, all of them made from a single sheet of paper.

The Star of Bethlehem was not very difficult to make, though I am not sure of how to make the arms stand right, without glueing the corners. I am making the 8-pointed star next and hope that it will come out better than this one did.

Origami Details:

Model: Star of Bethlehem

Creator: John Montroll

Book: Christmas Origami

Author: John Montroll

Difficulty Level: Intermediate

Paper Size: 6 inches square

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