Each year, I try to do a little something for my colleagues at work and my friends to celebrate Valentine’s Day. I prefer “handmade” anything – and this year was no different. After thinking about it, and being a bit indecisive – the head of the work cafeteria mentioned how impressed he was with the origami star ornaments that I included last Christmas. I got to thinking and figured surely, there must be some type of Valentine I can do in Origami.
Thanks to the youtube tutorial at:
I was soon folding up heart shaped valentines with wings.
I made them in bi-colored paper – in many colors – which really showed off the wings and heart. They’re my favorite.
Then, I tried them in some waxed Origami paper that is striped but semi-transparent:
It ended up making the hearts look a bit “gingham” but I think the wings got a bit lost.
What was the solution? Outline the heart in black marker, and then write on them Happy Valentine’s Day.
Once stacked, I popped them into an envelope and began delivery. I think they were a hit!