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Make an Origami Frame With Decorative Hearts

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Seeing the faces of those we love can make our heart sing with  joy. This origami photo frame –featuring a heart at each corner, is a beautiful way to keep those we love close by. To design this frame I found inspiration in an easy origami heart created by Ildikó Vass.

Just this week, I made a ribbon of photo frames with photos of all my nieces and nephews to give as an anniversary present to my parents. They love their grandchildren very much and this gift made them very happy.
Here is the video explaining how to make an photo origami frame with heart corners.

Tips and Suggestions for the Origami Photo Frame

  • If you are just beginning your adventure in the art of paper folding, you might want to begin by folding Ildikó’s heart model first.

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  • Use a piece of paper 6 x 6 inches (15cm.) to make a 3 x 3-inch photo frame (7.5 x 7.5cm).
  • This model can be used as a single frame or as modular unit to make a ribbon of frames.

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  • Use two pieces of paper 3 x 3 inch to make the tabs to stand the photo frame.
  • Use as many of these tabs as you wish to join several frames together.

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  • To include a photo in the frame, center and paste an image measuring 1.5 x 1.5 inches (3.75 x 3.75cm) on a board which is slightly smaller than the origami frame.

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  • CELIA VERÓNICA GALLARDO GONZÁLEZ February 10, 2015, 12:44 am

    HOLA NO CABE DUDA QUE LA DISTANCIA Y EL IDIOMA NO SON UN IMPEDIMENTO PARA APRENDER, SOBRETODO CON LAS EXPLICACIONES TAN CLARAS Y PRECISAS QUE NOS COMPARTES MUCHAS GRACIAS TE MANDO BESOS Y ABRAZOS DESDE MÉXICO.

    • Leyla Torres February 10, 2015, 10:24 am

      Gracias Celia, me alegro que te gusten las instrucciones. El lenguaje del origami es un lenguaje que hablan las manos y que lo pueden seguir muchos sin importar qué otro idioma hablemos.

  • patsy April 8, 2014, 6:19 pm

    THANK YOU, merci, well done, you have a great web site and I am a fan of origami, I do appreciate people like you, who shares this hobby.
    I am looking forward to teaching to my little children, origami is so important to develop their little fingers and imagination…
    Wish you lot of success and happiness.
    best wishes
    patsy

    • Leyla Torres April 8, 2014, 8:04 pm

      You are welcome Patsy, my best wishes for fun and peace to you and your children through origami.

  • Alvena March 16, 2014, 8:06 am

    Hi, Leyla. I’m from Malaysia. I went to US last year and I made a Jewish friend. I plan on making a Star of David for her like the one in this video: http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=61EK5oaPbRk I tried several times but my paper turned out super creasy so I couldn’t fold this model. It confused me and I gave up. After watching your video on how to make an origami photo frame, I then figured out that the only way is to ask someone.
    So, I hope you can make a tutorial on. How to make the Star of David. Thank you.

  • caleb March 15, 2014, 2:35 pm

    Thank you Leyla for such an awesome frame you created. I’m going to make it for my parent’s anniversary. Thank you again.

    • Leyla Torres March 15, 2014, 5:00 pm

      I’m glad you like them Caleb. Congratulations to your parents!

  • Charul Patil March 7, 2014, 11:35 am

    I tried to make the modular ball, you can see it here http://www.flickr.com/photos/110927874@N07/12983543655/ . Very nice model that has many uses !

    • Leyla Torres March 7, 2014, 3:26 pm

      Congratulations Charul, it’s perfect. Now you don’t need a video to make it!

  • Dawn Tucker March 5, 2014, 10:53 am

    My first impression: WOW! That’s really eye-catching!
    My second impression: WOW! That’s really beautiful!
    And after a third look: It’s just like Leyla to take something simple and accessible, make it elegant and stunning, and then share it with the world!

    I love your origami spirit and your Origami Spirit!

    • Leyla Torres March 5, 2014, 11:43 am

      Thank you Dawn. I had made this video a while back, but I needed to come up with some good photos to present it. I finally got down to taking them.

  • Rosemary Browne March 5, 2014, 10:21 am

    Hello Leyla:

    You have brightened my day! Very clever as well as lovely design. As I have said to you in the past … your origami spirit is soaring.

    Thank you as always, Leyla.

    Best to you and all your family; that includes Coco of course :-)

    Rosemary

    • Leyla Torres March 5, 2014, 11:41 am

      Thank you Rosemary. We all share the great Spirit of Origami!

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