Thursday, 11 February 2016

Origami Hearts DIY

It's just a few days until valentines day and sometimes it's just impossible to find the right the present to tell your loved ones how much they mean to you . So why not tell them yourself ? Today I wan't to go back to basics ( well with a little added sparkle ) , the good old fashioned love letter . There's nothing more heart- warming than receiving a sweet, well thought out letter that you can go back to whenever your sad or need a reminder of how loved you are. It's even better if the love letter has been made into an origami heart !



Step One : Write your letter/message on a piece of A4 paper



Step Two : Take either of  the top corners of the sheet and folder it diagonally to make across the page. Then unfold and repeat with the other top corner and unfold again.



Step Three : Where the Two fold lines meet making a cross , fold the paper horizontally and unfold



Step Four : Take the two sides of the paper and pull them into the middle and then while holding them in place with you fingers, push down the paper to flatten into out. ( This is really tricky at first but I promise you'll get it after a few goes )




Step Five : Take the top layer of each corner of the triangle and fold them into the centre of the triangle so then meet in the middle making a diamond .



Step Six : Now fold in the sides of the rectangular shape into the centre .



Step Seven : Turn the whole thing upside down



Step Eight : Folder the bottom up to meet the line where there triangle shape starts



Step Nine : Fold down the top layer of the triangle ( I think It kind of looks like an envelope with bunny ears at this point haha )






Step Ten : Fold the bottom corners into the centre to meet each other and then tuck each one into the
little pockets you'll find in the sides of the upside down triangle .



Step Eleven : Now fold the top  triangles down and tuck them into the pockets made by the last fold.



I think this could make a really heart felt gift and if your single ( Or even if your not ) this valentines day you could practise some self love by making one of these for yourself with a list of all the good things about yourself in them :)

What have you bought your loved ones this valentines day ? Let me know in the comments !

Stay Strong <3 Stay Smiley :) 

Lots of love, Marianne xxx


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  1. Nice pun with the heart-felt gift haha! But really this is super cute! I love origami, when I was in public school and we had book fairs I ordered an animal origami booklet and I gave everyone origami cats lol! This probably makes more sense than cats! ;)
    Great idea!
    Lindsey Elyse | lindseyginge

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    1. Thank you hehe :) I'm glad you like it and Lindsey, you know me, if I knew how to make origami cats then this would be origami cats to express my love for them ! ;)

      lots of love, Marianne xxx

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  2. This is so creative and it looks amazing, wow! What an amazing, heartfelt gift hehe (A+ pun) Thank you for the inspiration dear! xxxxx

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    1. I'm happy you like it! I'm always making origami hearts with litte notes on if somebody needs cheering up :)

      lots of love, Marianne xxx

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  3. Ohh this is such a wonderful, creative idea! <3 Perfect if you don't want to spend too much money. :) Thanks for sharing! Personally, I don't really celebrate Valentine's Day... I never really cared much for it! x I think that we should always celebrate our love, not just one day in the year. :) <3

    Kay
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    1. It's definitely a good cheaper alternative ! I think that valentines day is a good oportunity to highlight your love for someone, of course it should still be shown on other days but I think it's a good celebration of love :)

      lots of love, Marianne xxx

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  4. I suck at origami, haha. But this looks quite easy, maybe I could do this :) I don't celebrate Valentine's Day, so no gifts were bought. But I hope you have a great day! x

    -Leta | The Nerdy Me

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    1. It's really easy once you get the hang of it and it's a really nice thing to be able to do for people :)

      lots of love, Marianne xxx

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  5. Marianne, you are so creative! I love this idea, it's perfect for Valentine's day but I love it for any holiday! I can see it being the perfect tag to attach to a present for a birthday or anniversary. I'm definitely going to try to give this a go...you make it look simple but we'll see how I fair! Have a wonderful Valentine's day and a great weekend gorgeous! XO -Kim

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    1. Awww thank you kim hehe :) I make them all year round and that's a brilliant idea ! I'll definitely have to use them for tags in future <3 I'm certain you'll get the hang of it, if you struggle there's lots of good videos for it on youtube :)

      lots of love, Marianne xxx

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  6. This is cute! Check out my Valentines Day blog post.

    www.thefancyfashioncastle.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you ! Have a lovely day :)

      lots of love, Marianne xxx

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  7. For starters, that paper is beautiful!!! Is it just my eyes or is the paper ombre? :O haha and secondly, I literally thank you for this post because I remember being back in elementary and middle school and watching people pass all these cute little heart shaped notes that I never learned how to make!! but now I do :D I'm going to go crazy with the origami now :D Hope you have a really great Valentines Day ;) <3

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    1. Aww hehe , yes it is ! Well I'm glad I've been able to assist you in your learning ;) I love origami , I got a few books on it over christmas and I really want to get good at it :)

      lots of love, Marianne xxx

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  8. This is such a cute idea! I love origami so I'll be trying this out :)

    Neeny | Spoon Full Of Yum

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    1. Thank you hehe , I hope it goes well for you :)

      Lots of love, Marianne xxx

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  9. I really admire you originality with this post, I would love to master origami. I received an origami book for Christmas one year and enjoyed making some of the more basic types. This would make a lovely gift to a loved one, and I like your idea at the end where you mentioned writing/making one for yourself. Great post!! :-) xx

    Helen | Helens Fashion & Beauty Blog

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    1. Awww I'm happy that you liked it :) That sounds awesome, I got a book on how to make origami animals this christmas and can't wait to learn how to make all of them :) I think it's really important to practise self love <3

      lots of love, Marianne xxx

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  10. Seeing as I'm single right now, I gave all of my friends an origami heart in a different design to this one. The only problem with that was I made way too many and ended up giving them to random people I've never spoken to and one person ripped it up in front of me and my friends. It was actually quite funny!

    One World, Too Many Pages

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    1. Aww that sounds like a lovely idea, it's important not just to think of valentines day as one to celebrate love for those in a relationship but friendship and self love are equally important :) Oh dear hehe !

      lots of love, Marianne xxx

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  11. This is adorable! Love it!

    xo
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    1. Thank you! I'm happy you like it :)

      lots of love, Marianne xxx

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  12. This is so cute! Love the idea :) xx
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    1. Aww Thank you ! Have a lovely week :)

      lots of love, Marianne xxx

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  13. Queen Marianne!!! <3 THIS is a bloody brilliant idea! Totally going to do this the next time I write a love letter to myself or if it happens to be for someone else! Such a damn awesome idea!!! I gave away 23 roses (2 for me ;D) and gave out 3 gifts to strangers, wrote a love letter to myself (wish I knew about this idea!!!) and watched Beauty and the Beast!

    I hope you have the most beautiful and amazing Valentine's day Marianne you deserve it!!! <3 <3 <3 xoxo

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    1. AWw haha thank you Rainbow I think it would be a really cute little gift :) That's such an awesome idea !!! I think that's so cool :) Beauty and the beast is brilliant :)

      Lots of love, Marianne xxx

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  14. What a lovely idea! You could conceal really sweet messages inside ready to be opened :) In a way, this reminds me of that game everyone used to play back in the early years of school (hopefully you know what I mean?! haha), though of course this is far more intricate and impressive!

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice
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    1. That's the plan :) I'm not sure what you mean hehe but I'm sure it was lots of fun haha :)

      lots of love, Marianne xxx

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  15. This is such a great idea - I love the ombre paper and the idea of someone unfolding a lovely message is so nice! Wish I'd done this now!

    Musings & More

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    1. Aww me too and I've always found it makes people smile :)

      lots of love, Marianne xxx

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  16. I'm definitely going to have to try and make this. Make take a few tries though as I'm not the best at origami......... ❤️

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    1. I hope it goes well for you and practise makes perfect hehe :) I know you can do it !

      Lots of love, Marianne xxx

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  17. The post is fantastic! I love it:)
    Have a great start to the week!

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    1. Thank you ! Have a great week :)

      lots of love, Marianne xxx

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  18. Oh my goodness, I really wish I saw this DIY before Valentine's Day, what a neat idea!! I think I used to know how to make these things back in the day but it's been forever since I actually tried again.
    Thank you for sharing! Maybe next year I'll remember :) Hope you had a wonderful weekend, Marianne!!

    -Lor // acozyspace.wordpress.com

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    1. Awww I'm sure you can do it next year ! I love making them,they're nice to make and thread string through the folds and then it makes bunting :)

      lots of love, Marianne xxx

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  19. This idea is the sweetest, thanks so much for sharing Marianne! Perfect for giving a secret admirer because they have to reach the middle to read the message :D such a special card idea! Hope you had a lovely Valentines weekend! xx

    elizabeth ♡ ”Ice Cream” whispers Clara | (doing follow for follow on bloglovin or instagram)

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    1. I'm really glad you like it :) Hehe that's a good point :) I hope you had a lovely valentine day as well :)

      lots of love, Marianne xxx

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  20. LOVE THIS MARIANNE! I will be trying this. Hope you are well my lovely!xxxx

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    1. I'm happy you like it! I hope you goes well :) Have a lovely week <3

      LOts of love, Marianne xxx

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  21. What a creative and lovely idea! I was so into origami years ago and now I forget everything I knew. Good that you showed it step by step, at least things get easier for us :)

    Ela BellaWorld

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    1. Thank you, I really like making cute easy little things :) I hope it turns out good if you give it a go :)

      lots of love, Marianne xxx

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  22. Such an adorable idea :) I never learned how to do an origami heart. I only know how to do a few basic things because I had this one booklet a long time ago where I learned how to do a few different shapes.
    Hope you are having a great week!

    ~Andrea Tiffany~
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    1. Aww thank you honey :) It's the only thing I can make but there are lots of other things I'd like to learn to make so my mum bought me a bought of instructions at Christmas and I'm looking forward to using it :)

      lots of love, Marianne xxx

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  23. I am so bad at doing origami, but this looks adorable!

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    1. AWw It took me a while to get the hang of it so I'm sure you could get there if you practised :) Never under estimate yourself !

      lots of love, Marianne xxx

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  24. This is such a cute idea!

    Marti| pinksmartiesblog.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thank you ! Have a lovely week :)

      lots of love, Marianne xxx

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  25. This is so cute! I loved making origami items when I was younger. Thank you for sharing your talent dear:)

    astylishlovestory.blogspot.com

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    1. Origami hearts are a sweet and easy thing to give to people out of the blue to show them you love them :)

      lots of love, Marianne xxx

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