Origami heart box tutorial (Hyo Ahn)

Origami heart box tutorial (Hyo Ahn)


Hyo Ahn’s Origami Origami Heart Box for Valentine’s Day
Copyrighted by Hyo Ahn Level: Intermediate
Base: 4×4 matrix Published on August 15, 2010 at www.origami-make.org If you need text instructions, turn closed captions on! I start with a 6″ x 6″ (15cm x 15cm) red/gold duo foil. It might be easier for you to start with a larger paper. Prepare to turn the paper over. Turn the paper over. Prepare to rotate the paper by 45 degrees. Rotate the paper by 45 degrees. Prepare to valley-fold in half and then unfold. Apply a valley-fold in half. And then unfold. Prepare to rotate the paper by 90 degrees. Rotate the paper by 90 degrees. Prepare to valley-fold in half and then unfold. Apply a valley-fold in half. And then unfold. Prepare to rotate the paper by 45 degrees. Rotate the paper by 45 degrees. Prepare to turn the paper over. Turn the paper over. Prepare to apply a valley-fold in half. Apply a valley-fold in half. Prepare to apply another valley-fold in half. Apply another valley-fold in half. Prepare to turn the paper over. Turn the paper over. Prepare to apply a valley-fold in half. Apply a valley-fold in half. Prepare to open the paper by unfolding all creases. Open the paper by unfolding all creases. Prepare to rotate the paper by 90 degrees. Rotate the paper by 90 degrees. Prepare to apply a valley-fold in half. Apply a valley-fold in half. Prepare to apply a valley-fold in half. Apply a valley-fold in half. Prepare to turn the paper over. Turn the paper over. Prepare to apply a valley-fold in half. Apply a valley-fold in half. Prepare to open the paper by unfolding all creases. Open the paper by unfolding all creases. You have completed making a 4×4 matrix base (except two diagonal creases). Prepare to rotate the paper by 45 degrees. Rotate the paper by 45 degrees. Prepare to apply a valley-fold and then unfold. Apply a valley-fold. And then unfold. Prepare to rotate the paper by 180 degrees. Rotate the paper by 180 degrees. Prepare to apply a valley-fold and then unfold. Apply a valley-fold. And then unfold. Adjust the paper. Prepare to apply a mountain-fold and then unfold. Apply a mountain-fold and then unfold. Prepare to apply a mountain-fold and then unfold. Apply a mountain-fold and then unfold. Prepare to apply a pleat-fold consisting of a mountain-fold and a valley-fold. Apply a pleat-fold consisting of a mountain-fold and a valley-fold. Prepare to apply a valley-fold and then unfold all creases. Apply a valley-fold. I guess the corner flap is getting in our way. So I will just fold it away. And then unfold all creases. Prepare to apply another pleat fold. Apply another pleat fold. Prepare to apply a valley-fold. Apply a valley-fold. Prepare to apply a valley-fold. Apply a valley-fold. Prepare to re-apply a pleat-fold. Apply a pleat-fold. Prepare to apply a mountain-fold. Apply a mountain-fold. Prepare to fold the flap down. Fold the flap down. Prepare to push the bottom layer to flatten the model. Push the bottom layer to flatten the model. Prepare to turn the model over. Turn the model over. Now, put the corner flap back to the original position. Prepare to apply a valley-fold. Apply a valley-fold. Prepare to apply a mountain-fold and then unfold. Apply a mountain-fold and then unfold. Prepare to apply a mountain-fold and then unfold. Apply a mountain-fold and then unfold. Prepare to apply pleat-fold. Apply pleat-fold. Prepare to apply a valley-fold and then unfold all creases Apply a valley-fold. And then unfold all creases. Prepare to apply a pleat-fold. Apply a pleat-fold. Prepare to apply a valley-fold. Apply a valley-fold. Prepare to apply a valley-fold. Apply a valley-fold. Prepare to re-apply a pleat-fold. Apply a pleat-fold. Prepare to apply a mountain-fold. Apply a mountain-fold. Prepare to fold two flaps down. Fold two flaps down. Prepare to flatten the model by pressing the bottom layer. Flatten the model by pressing the bottom layer. Prepare to apply a swivel-fold. Apply a swivel-fold. Prepare to apply two valley-folds and then unfold. Apply two valley-folds. And then unfold. Prepare to apply two valley-folds and then unfold. Apply two valley-folds. And then unfold. Prepare to apply an inside reverse-fold. Apply an inside reverse-fold. Prepare to apply an inside reverse-fold. Apply an inside reverse-fold. (1) Prepare to apply a valley-fold (2) and then apply a mountain-fold. Apply a valley-fold. And then apply a mountain-fold. (1) Prepare to apply a valley-fold (2) and then apply a mountain-fold. Prepare to apply a valley-fold. Apply a mountain-fold. Prepare to apply a mountain-fold. Apply a mountain-fold. Prepare to apply a swivel-fold. Apply a swivel-fold. Prepare to apply two valley-folds and then unfold. Apply two valley-folds. And then unfold. Prepare to apply two valley-folds and then unfold. Apply two valley-folds. And then unfold. Prepare to apply an inside reverse-fold. Apply an inside reverse-fold. Prepare to apply an inside reverse-fold. Apply an inside reverse-fold. (1) Prepare to apply a valley-fold and then (2) apply a mountain-fold. Apply a valley-fold. Apply a mountain-fold. Prepare to repeat the same thing. Repeat the same thing. Prepare to flatten the top. Flatten the top. Prepare to apply a mountain-fold. Apply a mountain-fold. Prepare to rotate the bottom-left flap by 90 degrees. Rotate the bottom-left flap by 90 degrees. Prepare to rotate the top-left flap by 90 degrees. Rotate the top-left flap by 90 degrees. Prepare to make a bottom floor. Make a bottom floor. Touch the inner surface to smooth outer edge. Congratulation! You have completed making an origami heart box.

3 thoughts on “Origami heart box tutorial (Hyo Ahn)

  1. After watching this many times, I got to the point where the humps of the heart are, but couldn't make the intricate tiny folds to lock this shape in place, so I cheated and used glue. (My paper was ripping by this point).

    Thanks for posting this challenging, yet interesting, project!

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