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Thumbnail image for Make the Perfect Origami Box to Place Tea Bags

I love how origami brings joy to our daily life. My dear friend, Coriene Schiefer (Netherlands), shared a great idea with me to use this origami heart box. She made it to hold tea bags. Look at the lower right corner of the photo. Thank you Coriene! You’ll find all instructions and ideas on how [...]

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The paper boat presented here is evocative of the traditional paper boat, but it has an added element of magic and charm. This boat is called the Secret Love Boat because you can open it and reveal a charming paper heart.  The Secret Love Boat is a wonderful and easy model designed by Francis Ow, [...]

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This origami heart is another versatile and easy model designed by Francis Ow, a master known for his paper heart designs and excellent work on modular origami . You can make this paper heart in less than five minutes and use it for Valentine’s day and on many other occasions! Thank you Francis for giving your permission to present this heart model. Tips [...]

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Let me climb into your heart! If you give me a kiss I’ll turn into a prince. If I give you a kiss you’ll become a cute little frog. Which do you prefer? Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. As with any other holiday, it offers a good excuse to make some sweet origami [...]

Thumbnail image for Easy Paper Box -It’s a Heart and a Diamond!

Traditional origami models can be excellent points of departure for creating new and ingenious paper figures. Many new models have their origin in a seemingly small change applied to an existing model. This heart-shaped paper box is a wonderful example of this idea. The box is made by adding only a couple of folds to the [...]

Thumbnail image for Origami Turbine -A Super Paper Spinner!

Do you like origami toys? What about origami that spins, moves or flaps?  If so then you –and all the children in your life including your inner child, will love this origami turbine. Blow on on it once and let the fun begin. It’s a super paper spinner! If you’ve ever folded the traditional flapping bird, [...]

Thumbnail image for All That’s Worth Cherishing Begins in the Heart

Need some help delivering a love message? Try this origami heart messenger, a new addition to our growing group of origami hearts. It will surely work wonders for you! Besides our health there is nothing more valuable than those dear to our heart. Life can change in a moment, so there is no time better [...]

Thumbnail image for How to Make an Origami Heart in Less Than 5 Minutes

Before moving to the United States in 1985 I knew almost nothing about Valentine’s Day. And to tell the truth I don’t do much to celebrate this particular holiday. But we all love finding a clever, easy-to-make origami heart! So, when I discovered this model I just couldn’t pass up the opportunity to show it [...]

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A TREE WITHIN A tree grew inside my head. It grew inside, an origami tree of hearts. It’s roots are veins its branches nerves, thoughts its tangled foliage. Your glance sets it on fire, and its fruits of shade are blood apples and paper hearts. —————–Day breaks in the body’s night. There, within, inside my head, [...]