3D origami hearts | How About Orange

January 15, 2014

3D origami hearts


Yesterday's post got me in the mood for origami, so I tried out the instructions in Samuel Tsang's video on how to make 3D paper hearts. The lighting isn't great, but I figured out the steps, thanks to Samuel's pen. The folds aren't difficult; it's just hard to see them.


Each heart is folded from one square of paper. The openings in the sides make it easy to string them into a garland. Just think— by Valentine's Day, you could fold hundreds. Thousands. You could have a heart garland long enough to wrap around your house a few times.


If you need more Valentine ideas, try one of these other DIY projects.

22 comments:

Grandma G said...

Aww, I bet Alex will heart having all those hearts decorating the house! ;)

Mum

Jessica Jones said...

Just to clarify, I myself do not have time to make thousands. Maybe you should. Ha.

Grandma G said...

You're saying I have nothing to do?!

Jessica Jones said...

Well, if you get tired of sewing, then. I can't wait to see what you're making, BTW!

Grandma G said...

I can't wait to show you! I think you'll like it! It's a good project to work on during our 'blizzard warning' for tomorrow (snow with winds 50-60 mph - yikes!). Provided the power stays on, that is. If it goes out, I may have to resort to folding hearts.

Jessica Jones said...

Always good to have a backup plan.

Grandma G said...

Even if I have no origami paper.

Jenna said...

I'm going to set the boys on this task tomorrow. They're big into origami right now.

Geneviève Thiffault said...

I really love reading the conversations between Grandma G and you, it's kinda like the bonus section of your blog :)

Marjorie G said...

This has two things that I love, origami and hearts. So I am definitely giving this a try. Those origami look lovely.

chachamisu said...

Just checked out the tutorial video. Thank you!

Melissa said...

Oh they are so cute.
I have a child who will love making these.

Anonymous said...

I love origami! Maybe I will make those today!

Amber said...

My 8 year old son recently discovered origami-he will love this!!

Paper Paladin said...

Someone in our 1st Sunday group meeting taught this one last weekend.

I just finally folded one this morning, and love it!

Jessica Jones said...

Fun, right?

Anonymous said...

Cool they look awesome

Anonymous said...

I want to try making those

Anonymous said...

How do you make those because I want to try
P.S. you are great at origami

Annick Berlin said...

It seems that the tutorial isn't available anymore. Do you happen to know of an alternative source for instructions?

Jessica Jones said...

I don't offhand, but try searching on Youtube.

Anonymous said...

http://hubpages.com/art/Paper-Hearts The second tutorial on this page is instructions for the same 3D origami heart as in this post (the above video is no longer available) :)

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