How to Make a Paper Fortune Cookie -Use it as a Party Favor!

This origami fortune cookie has no gluten, no sugar, no carbs, no calories!! Add a couple of folds to this origami heart and you will end up with a charming paper cookie that can be used as a party favor. Origami fortune cookies and fortune hearts go well together. Use the fortune cookie to insert … Read more

Make a Secret Love Boat –Use it to Deliver a Love Note!

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, … Read more

How to Make an Origami Heart-Box

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 … Read more

Origami Cat Love

Do you like origami hearts? What about origami cats? This sweet and easy heart is the creation of Brians Tjipto (Indonesia). The model has a pointy flap that forms a convenient pocket into which a love message or  romantic invitation can be placed. Additionally, I thought to add a small cat head as an expression … Read more

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 … Read more

Inflatable Origami Heart from the Mexican Origami Convention

I love origami hearts. Learning this inflatable origami heart (by Jeremy Shafer) was one of my personal highlights at the 3rd International Origami Convention in Mexico City. (Nov 14-16, 2014). This heart symbolizes how much I loved my visit to Mexico City. I was not only honored at being one of the convention special guests, … Read more

An Origami Heart -Perfect for Father’s Day

What better origami model to celebrate Father’s Day than one created by a father, Michael van Horne!  This origami heart frame, featured also in a previous post, is easy to make, perfect on other occasions as well and a wonderful addition to a growing collection of  video tutorials for origami hearts! The following step-by-step video shows … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more