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 here on Origami Spirit. The timing was perfect!
I first discovered this easy origami heart on Simply Modern Mom the blog of Tiffany Bird. Tiffany is a young mother of two beautiful girls and her site is filled with excellent ideas and resource links to help simplify the lives of busy parents.
Tiffany learned to make this paper heart -of an unknown creator, as a child in Hawaii. On Valentine’s Day she and her classmates would use letter-fold heart to write special messages.
In this video I will show how to make this origami heart and how to add a string for hanging it.
In addition to using the heart as a letter-fold to write love messages,Tiffany suggests using it as a wall decoration. And it occurred to me that it might make a nice necklace too!
Materials for the origami heart
- A rectangular sheet letter size 8.5 x 8 11 inch or A4 rectangle to make a heart to write messages.
- A rectangular paper about 15 x 12 cm to make hearts for a necklace.
- A thin string about 70 cm long.
Since celebrating love is a tradition in various parts of the world this date, my parents, sister, brothers, and their families, living in many distant places joined together in a feast of origami hearts.
At this time we express our love for each other through our respective photographs and the wearing of these origami heart necklaces.
I’d like to use the opportunity of this post to express how grateful and blessed I feel to have so many wonderful people around the world who read and follow this blog. I love and appreciate you all with all my heart.
Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone!
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