Valentine’s Day Origami Instructions: Happiness in Love (Andrey Lukyanov)

Valentine’s Day Origami Instructions: Happiness in Love (Andrey Lukyanov)

In this video I’m going
to show you how to fold “Happiness in Love”,
a model by Andrey Lukyanov, made from 8 “Corner of Love” modules. Andrey Lukyanov has a lovely site at and a YouTube channel called
loveorigami, so if you enjoy this model or you want to fold especially
love-themed models do check out his site and his channel. For this model you are
going to need 8 sheets that have a ratio
of 1 by 2. You can start with 4 squares and then cut each in half. I’m going to start with a 15cm by 15cm square,
that’s 6in by 6in. The resulting model will have a diameter
– that’s this distance right here – of a little more 11cm or
about 4.5in. So let’s get started by first cutting a sheet in half, a square sheet. For example,
I’ve got this letter opener, which works really well if you just
want to cut something in half. Then let’s start with just
the one sheet. We’re going to first fold in half
lengthwise. And crease. Then rotate and bring one layer to the top, folding a quarter. Then flip it over and again crease. Then again rotate and now again
take just one layer and fold it to the top. Then unfold to see that crease, which
is right in the center of the paper and bring that edge
to the middle crease. Now unfold completely. We’re going to fold halfway, but just put the crease right
in this first half, of that sheet. So we’re going to fold in half,
or bend the paper in half rather and then only crease up to the center, like this. So when you unfold, you can see
there is no crease on this side. Then we’re going to flip the model over, because a mountain fold
is easier to see. Then take this edge
and fold it to the center and this time we’re just
going to crease these three sections –
1, 2, 3. Not here, and not in the top,
because then the heart won’t have a crease on it and I think that looks a bit nicer. So crease just between
these two points. And repeat on the other side. Now turn the model over again. We’re going to fold on the
halfway crease a valley fold. Then on the next one
we’re going to fold back up and the top we’re going to
fold behind. So it looks like this. Now we’re going to take this corner and fold it in. Same thing on the other side. Then make an inside reverse fold
out of it. So unfold, open the paper and then push inside
and close up. Same thing on the other side. Open, push inside
and collapse. Now rotate the model.
Take this top edge and fold it to the center. We only need to crease the diagonal
of this small square. So just up until right there. Same thing on the other side. The model doesn’t quite lie flat. Now we have this tip of the heart and we’re going to – if we have it like this –
we’re going to push it to the bottom and this flap will probably pop up a bit. We’re going to flatten
it back down and then we’re going to
make some creases here to flatten the model completely. You can push from the bottom
to the top to flatten it.
There will be a small, diagonal crease that’s going to be created
right there. Same thing on the other side. Just flattening it. Like this. Now we have the bottom
of the heart done. We’re going to do the top now by taking this edge
and folding it in about a third.
You fold about a third by just judging that this section
you fold in is the same height as the section that will remain,
the white section. Like that.
It doesn’t have to be exact, because it just determines what the heart is
going to look like in the end. So if you want a taller heart
you could fold in a little less or if you want a rounder heart
you could fold in a little more. Now you have this height
is about the same as that, which I think is the nicest ratio. Now we’re going to take these small corners, four of them, and fold them in. So that it’s easier to make
all the modules look the same I suggest that you fold
an angle bisector. So you’re taking this
small edge right here and aligning it with that edge. It’s a bit fiddly,
but I’m sure you can manage. The outside ones are easier, so
you probably want to start with those. There’s fewer layers of paper there. And then the inside ones I like
to use my nail to shape it a bit and use it as resistance to then fold that angle bisector. Same thing on the other side. Then press those creases so they’re very, very sharp. When you turn it around
you can see that heart. But now we have to finish the module. For this we’re going to
take this flap and fold it to the top
and then fold the diagonals of the other half of that 1 by 2 sheet of paper. It’s a square and we can fold a waterbomb base on it. Fold both diagonals. We already have a
horizontal crease there. We can just collapse this. Like this.
Now we have this flap and we can hide it inside. Not here, but right there,
because that gives it a nice lock. For this just try to open it a bit push the paper inside
to get it started and then I actually like to
flip that heart over so that I can help push that paper
inside using that heart. And then your “Corner of Love”
module is done. You can use it like this
or like this. For our model right here
we’re going to start like that. We need 8 of these. Once you’ve got 8 of these done we can start assemblying the “Happiness in Love” model. For this we first want to ensure that all of the modules look the same. We have a triangle pointing upwards and the heart looking
in the right direction – rather than a triangle
pointing downwards and the heart looking
in the right direction. Then we’re going to
turn over the modules and we’re going take two of these. You have a pocket right here. We’re going to take this flap and we’re going to push it
inside the pocket aligning them,
so you can see that this edge is
in alignment with that small corner. Just like that. Then you can flip the heart over and make a new crease, which
also locks the two modules together. Then you can proceed with the next one. Pushing it inside the pocket, aligning it nicely, and flipping over the heart. And making a crease. To further fix the modules together turn over the model right now. This corner right here,
which is in the way, we can fold down. Make a strong crease. Then put it inside
this pocket right here, which makes it
an even stronger lock. Just make sure to just take
one layer of paper. Else the corner isn’t going to fit in. And then press hard. Then continue with the next module. The last one you insert just as before, for the first part. On the second part you just have to ensure
that now this is the module that you need to insert. And flip the heart over. When you turn over
you see that you have two corners that you can now insert, rather than just one,
as before. It’s maybe a bit harder to insert
the last one, because it’s slightly locked already from this module right there. But I’m sure you’ll manage fine. And then the model is all done, “Happiness in Love”
by Andrey Lukyanov. I advise you put some
heavy books on this overnight to press it, so that the model flattens. Unless you really like this more
3D look. which might be exactly what you want. I hope you enjoyed this video
and happy Valentine’s!

28 thoughts on “Valentine’s Day Origami Instructions: Happiness in Love (Andrey Lukyanov)

  1. Hi again~I was just wondering few days ago how are u lately~And i even did some maths..assuming u uploaded the belly growth vid when u were at 24 weeks..u should be about 32 weeks by now~How is everything? Or is the baby already born 🙂

  2. @ko142007 I'm in my 35th week now. Funnily, when editing I realized I sound quite out of breath – which I guess is understandable, but hearing how obvious it was was still a surprise to me.

  3. @rjtr34 In the video I use standard origami paper (kami). For the display model I used paper-backed foil.

  4. @AdamsSara 35th? Wow~Almost there! 🙂 I guess u've probably seen or heard this a million times but congratulations 🙂
    It's totally understandable for being out of breath~I sincerely thank you for ur effort making this vid even though u could have sit back and relax ^^
    And thanks for replying~Really big surprise for me..Haha XD

  5. i would really love to see how your baby look like : )
    right now you must be quite tired sometimes. just make sure you take good rest n go for some walk everyday. wish u and baby good health : )

  6. @7XxX71000 I've added three shop links to the video description. Prices are 1.25 GBP / 2.25 USD / 1 EUR.

  7. @BorisLeeHK Because I'd have to buy a new camera for that. Or are you volunteering to buy me one? 😉

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