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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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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.
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I was looking for a cheap and easy way to create some art to go in the living room when I remembered this folded paper wall art tutorial from How About Orange. It's a simple diy that I think adds a lot of impact to a room and can really brighten up a neglected corner.
I've changed mine up slightly from the original inspiration and instead of having the white of the paper showing through I decided to fold mine so the colour could be seen on the inside as well. To do this I made each square using the first few steps of an origami fortune teller. I made the whole thing in around an hour, not long at all. Here's how I did it.
1. Take your origami paper and fold in half along both diagonals.
2. Open it back out and fold each of the corners into the center.
3. Flip your paper over and fold all the corners into the center again.
4. Arrange your design and cut a piece of foam board or cardboard to size.
5. To finish use a glue stick or some double-sided tape and secure your origami pieces to the card.
What do you think? I know blank walls can seem like quite a daunting challenge so I think this is the perfect quick solution. I've got it on the picture ledge above the sofa at the moment but I think I might move it to hang above my desk instead.
It's been a quite few months since I last had a go at making something from something I've pinned. In fact it was way back in September when I made these mini notebooks from shipping tags. As soon as this Diy Origami Wall Display on Design Sponge I knew it was something I wanted to have a go at.
This wasn't a quick project. It ended up taking about 4 days from start to finish including drying time and a practice run using printer paper that I shared here. Each pyramid is made up of 3 interlocking origami pieces and I needed around 100 pieces to finish this. It felt a little tricky to begin with but once I'd made a few I was on a roll. This is a great project for when you're binge watching tv (Sleepy Hollow anyone?) or listening to podcasts and in my opinion totally worth the time and effort.
Supplies: Paper, I used the Kimono Gift Wrap Paper Book from Pepin. I cut up my chosen sheets into a 120 10 x 10cm squares, scissors, pva or Elmer's Glue, a paintbrush, some tape and mounting board or a frame.
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1. Take your square and fold it in half. Open it out and fold the bottom edge up to the middle fold you've just created. Turn your paper 180 degrees and do the same on the other side. Open out your paper. If should now be divided into four rectangles.
2. Take the top right corner and fold it in to meet the first crease. Turn 180 degrees and repeat. You should now have 2 triangles in opposite corners.
3. Fold in the bottom and top edges to meet in the middle.
4. Take the bottom right corner and fold it up to meet the top edge of your paper using the corners you've previously folded as a guide. Rotate and do the same on the other side.
5. Open out your paper. This time lift up the top flap and fold the bottom right corner back in. Rotate 180 degrees and do the same on the other side. The overlapping folds should make a cross in the middle of your folded paper. This is what makes the pockets you'll need later on when constructing your pyramids.
6. Rotate 90 degrees and fold in half. Your folded cross should be on the inside.
7. Fold the top right point down to meet the bottom left corner. Fold the top left point back to meet the back of the bottom right corner.
8. Open it out a little and stand it up. It should now look like the picture in the bottom right.
9. Repeat and make a whole lot more of them.
The original tutorial said to make about 100. I made a 120 over a couple nights. I wanted a few spare in case anything went wrong and I ended up using the spares to make a smaller version.
And in case you were wondering here's what a 120 of these look like.
To make each pyramid you need to interlock 3 pieces. Slide the corner of one piece into the middle pocket of another. Do the same with the third piece. In the bottom left square you can see there's one flap left. You need to slide this flap into the pocket on the third piece. This can be a little tricky and you might need to adjust each piece as you go.
Once you've made a few pyramids you can start locking them together to make your 3-D origami wall art. In the original tutorial I really liked the way they used different coloured paper to create theirs so I tried to group all the paler colours together at one end and the darker oranges and reds at the other.
I made the gif above using Giffysnap. It's made by the fantastic Dana of Wonder Forest. You can read more about it here. It's a really quick, easy and free way to make your own gifs. All you need to do is head on over to the site, add your photos, drag them into your chosen order, select the size and speed and hit create. You can download your gif or copy and paste some code so you can embed it on a blog.
Once you're happy with your piece you need to carefully turn it over. Adjust any pieces that have slipped out of place and secure any loose pieces on the edge with some tape.
Apply a thin layer of pva or Elmer's glue to the inside of each pyramid where the sides meet to hold it all in place. Try not to apply too much glue as it can pool and leak through the peak of each pyramid. Trust me you don't want to come back and find your origami stuck to the table.
Leave to dry for a couple of hours. I left mine overnight just to be sure.
Once dry mount or frame your 3-D origami wall art. I applied some more glue to the back of mine and stuck it to some mounting board before displaying it on the picture ledge above the sofa.