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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 02): Love Letter

Origami Love Letter
Francis Ow, the specialist in origami hearts, is the designer of this origami letter. The letter is pretty easy to fold and makes a great gift for Valentine’s day, though I don’t know how easy it will be to fold it back to the original shape, once unfolded! Will require some practise I think.

The heart doesn’t really show till it is locked into place, by inserting it under the triangular tab at the top (refer to the next picture).

I think the letter will look much better if folded from single sided paper, rather than paper with print on both sides. That will bring out the heart much better.

Origami Details

Model: Love Letter

Creator: Francis Ow

Website: Francis Ow’s Origami Page

Difficulty Level: Simple

Tutorial Link: Youtube

Paper Size: 6 inches square

Origami Love Letter Open

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

Week 12 (Day 06): Panda Card

Origami Panda Card

The panda card, designed by Hans Birkeland is yet another from his table card origami. The table cards are folded from a card base.

The panda card requires a lot more tweaking, to get the panda shape, but I wasn’t able to get that right. In spite of that, I quite like this one!

Origami Details:

Model: Panda Card

Creator: Hans Birkeland

Creator’s Website: Origami – The Fascination of Folding

Instructions Link (Panda Card): Panda Card

Instructions Link (Card Base): Card Base

Difficulty Level: Intermediate

Paper Size: 8 inch square

Week 12 (Day 05): Baby Panda

Origami Baby Panda

After all those pandas from my previous posts, here is a very cute baby panda, complete with head, body and even a little tail! I got bored of using black/brown and white paper, so for a change, here is a red and white panda 🙂

The design is by Jacky Chan and  in addition to providing instructions, he has also created a youtube tutorial. I found the tutorial very useful, especially when finally shaping the panda and converting it into a 3D model.

Origami Details:

Model: Baby Panda

Creator: Jacky Chan

Creator’s Blog: Jackychan.org

Difficulty Level: Intermediate

Instructions Link: Jackychan.org

Tutorial Link: Youtube

Paper Size: 8 inches

Week 12 (Day 04): Panda Bookmark

Origami Panda Bookmark

Yet another origami panda! This is yet again Roman Diaz’s design and a bookmark. I like the way the bookmark fits into a page corner. And when the book is closed, just the ears are visible – a rather convenient way to open the book again at the marked page!

Roman Diaz has himself made a tutorial for folding the bookmark and it is available on his blog (link below).

Origami Details:

Model: Panda Bookmark

Creator: Roman Diaz

Creator’s Blog: Daily Dose of Origami

Difficulty Level: Intermediate

Tutorial Link: Daily Dose of Origami

Paper Size: 5 inches

Origami Panda Bookmark in Book

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