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Unique Ways to Keep Romance Alive – Part 1 of 3

Something as simple as an origami heart can help us keep romance alive. And writing a love note to go with it will help keep the flame burning bright.

Give your next love note or Valentine invitation some extra sparkle by placing it within this easy-to-make origami heart box.
Since the heart and note can be folded flat, it can be discretely placed in our loved one’s purse or wallet for the unexpected moment and surprise discovery.

Origami artist Francis Ow (Singapore), creator of this charming model, has graciously given me permission to make this video tutorial.

Here are some other ideas on what else can be placed in the origami heart box.

  • a dinner invitation
  • a mischievous  note ;-)
  • a cherished memory
  • a promise
  • a coupon
  • a ticket for a show
  • a gift card

What else could we place inside this origami heart? Do you have any other ideas you’d care to share? Please leave your ideas in the comments.

PDF diagrams for this Heart box by Francis Ow, courtesy of Marc Sky.


Want instructions to learn more easy origami hearts? Read also:
Unique Ways to Keep Romance Alive – Part 2 (origami heart dish)
Unique Ways to Keep Romance Alive – Part 3 (origami heart stand)
Origami Heart Chain
Halloween Bat-winged Heart

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36 thoughts on “Unique Ways to Keep Romance Alive – Part 1 of 3”

  1. Hello ! I woukd like to do exactly the same box that your but I can’t find the same paper white and red. Could you tell me where I could buy it. I leave in france and i hope I can find it whith internet .
    thanks so much

  2. This tutorial is so easy to follow! Thank you for giving such clear instructions. :) I plan on making a bunch of these for my partner’s birthday present. Thanks again for the tutorial and keep rocking!

  3. This is …..hmm?? huh beautiful !!!isn’t it hmmm???i Love this /or it /o that heart/hart box haha, thank(s )goodness!!!!!!!¡¡!!!!!!!¡¡!!!!!!! Love it much girl mwah 2x or x2 x2or 2X

  4. I was wondering if you could use 12 X 6 inch dimensions to make the heart box. I have 12 X 12 inch paper and it would be much more convenient. =] Thanks for the wonderful tutorial, I think I’m going to include these with my wedding invitations.

  5. Hi how do we write the message inside? do u write it on a separate paper and drop it inside or do you write on the original paper itself?

  6. This is by far my most favorable model. i keep adding it to greeting cards. i add arrows with instructions how to open the heart into a box. One friend called my card: “to save 4 ever:. she came with a name to put in the inside message. “You pull at my heart strings”. Thanks Leyla for presenting the video.


  7. Thanks for this video – you make it really easy to follow. This is going to form part of my paper wedding anniversary gift :-)

  8. You are such a good teacher, Leyla! This model, as always, is impeccably demonstrated.
    Many thanks to Francis Ow for his design. I had been folding the traditional pop-up-box /envelope with a few variations to make a heart shape on the front. It looked pretty good; however, it snagged at the top and did not fully open. This model has quickly been replaced by Francis’ model.
    His design is so clever, elegant and easy. I have made 6 already this morning ;-)

    Thank you both creator and teacher.



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