It’s February and you know what that means, right? Valentine’s day is nearly here and it’s time to start filling your house with cute heart themed decorations and crafts. Make your own 3D origami heart wall hanging with this video tutorial and fill your house with love.
Even though I do love a good heart shaped craft I don't normally do a lot of decorating for Valentine's Day. Luckily a few hearts (or one big origami heart) here and there is all it takes to add a splash of colour and a little love to a room. This year the other half suggested making a heart shaped version of this 3D origami wall art and I thought sure, why not. Of course, it turned out to be a fantastic idea and I loved it so much I immediately took it apart so I could make it all over again and show you how to make one too ;)
I used a couple of sheets of pink and red lip covered gift wrap from Paperchase and the rest of the supplies I already had on hand so this was a really cheap project. In fact, I bought the gift wrap in the January sales so it only cost 25p a sheet. If you haven't got any origami paper gift wrap makes a good alternative.
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If you’re new to origami make sure to check out these 3 Basic Origami Folds For Beginners.
Each pyramid is made up of 3 origami pieces slotted together. You can use the above photo as a guide to put your 3D heart together. You'll need to make at least 22 individual pieces. I find some pieces fit together better than others so it's a good idea to make a few spare ones as well.
When you're finished putting your heart together you need to secure all the loose side pieces with some washi tape. Use a paintbrush to apply some pva to the inside of each of the pyramids and leave to dry. Try not to apply too much glue as it can pool and leak through the top of each pyramid and trust me, you don't want to come back and find your origami heart stuck to the table. Once dry thread some string through the top of your heart and hang.
You can watch the full tutorial below.