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Gift wrapped presents with an origami heart chain decoration

Here is a video featuring two useful modifications of the lovely heart model created by Ildiko Vass. This origami heart was featured in an earlier post. It would make a great decoration for a Valentine’s or Mother’s day gift.

What I’ve done here is alter the central locking mechanism of the heart.  Now any number of hearts can be securely chained together. Also, a single paper heart can be attached to the corner of a gift card. Another use for this origami heart is as a clip for holding together two pieces of paper at their corners.

If you are already familiar with the folding of this paper heart you can skip to minute 2:55 where this locking variation is demonstrated.

– Origami Instructions by Leyla Torres-

Recommended paper: Thin paper, such as Japanese origami “kami” paper, or any gift wrapping paper. It’s  best to use duo color paper for a great color change effect.
Paper size used for the examples in the photograph: 2 x2  inches about 5×5 cm.

Have any other ideas on how to use this origami chain of hearts? Please share in the comments.

Do you want instructions to learn more easy origami hearts? Read also:

Unique Ways to Keep Romance Alive – Part 1 (origami heart box)
Unique Ways to Keep Romance Alive – Part 2 (origami heart dish)
Unique Ways to Keep Romance Alive – Part 3 (origami heart stand)
Halloween Bat-winged Heart
How to Make an Origami Heart-Petal Box

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{ 23 comments… add one }
  • conceição May 8, 2014, 8:44 pm

    via video estas tre bela kaj utila, mi lernis multe.

  • veronica May 31, 2013, 1:28 pm

    Thank You,Very Very Much.It’s fun and easy. Love it.

  • Armanda Ferreira April 5, 2013, 8:15 pm

    thank you very much, it´s easy and a lovely !

  • Vika Astartie June 21, 2012, 12:51 am

    thaaank youu….Leyla Torres

  • Anita Punjabi April 4, 2012, 10:19 am

    Very well made video and a beautiful model. Thank you so much for sharing this with us!

  • Nina March 14, 2012, 5:15 am

    oh this chain is so lovely. thanks for sharing.

  • Millie February 24, 2012, 6:22 pm


  • Lau Say Lian Thomas February 23, 2012, 9:11 am

    Dear Leyla
    Thank you for your easy to learn Origami on video.I will learn to fold and share with friends.

  • Toni Löffler February 15, 2012, 4:23 pm

    Dear Leyla,
    thank you so much for your very easy to understand wonderfull videos. Always when I find something new from you, I know, I’ll love it!!!

  • FranT February 15, 2012, 10:49 am

    I love these hearts! Thanks for the lesson:)

  • Maria February 15, 2012, 6:42 am

    This is such a great idea!

  • Rosemary February 15, 2012, 6:36 am

    Thank you, Leyla! As always, a superb tutorial. Your use of colours is lovely.

  • Dawn Tucker February 15, 2012, 12:07 am

    How clever! These are great ideas! I especially love the chains!

  • Ana Carolina February 14, 2012, 9:23 pm

    Very good idea!! Thank you, Leyla!

  • luciacara February 14, 2012, 7:05 pm

    This is so cute, Leyla – I love it! Thanks!

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