I love how these origami boxes with petals in the shape of hearts function as holders of notions like thread, buttons, pins, or thimbles. These origami boxes could just as easily hold chocolate eggs, pebbles, rose petals, grain, beans, staples, rubber bands, or clips.
Carlos Aguilar (El Salvador) designed this lovely box inspired by the origami heart and lock described in an earlier post on Origami Spirit. It is a pleasure to see how an idea generates another and how two different-looking origami models relate to each other by the way they are folded.
To be creative with origami, we just need to begin by looking for ways to modify existing origami figures, and then visualize what they can be transformed into.
I’ve developed a folding sequence for this origami box, which I share here in a video with instructions (Permission granted from Carlos Aguilar)
Origami instructions by Leyla Torres
What would you put in this heart-petaled origami box?
Do you want origami instructions to learn easy boxes and containers related to hearts? Read also:
- Origami Heart Chain
- Don’t Wait for Halloween to Fold this Bat-winged Heart
- Unique Ways to Keep Romance Alive – Part 1 of 3 (origami heart box)
- Unique Ways to Keep Romance Alive – Part 2 of 3 (origami heart dish)
- Unique Ways to Keep Romance Alive – Part 3 of 3 (origami heart stand)
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