Just a few days ago my youngest daughter and spent a lovely afternoon making lots of pretty origami Valentine hearts to make some cards for the family, I saw the lovely DIY Blonde on This Morning last week and managed to record the segment of her making origami hearts as I thought it would be a fun activity to make with my daughter.
I’m so glad I did as we had such a lovely afternoon making some pretty hearts and adding them to some cards I had picked up from TK Maxx last week to make some home-made Valentine cards for the family. I am by no means an expert crafter but I love to try out new things and it takes me a while, but I get there in the end! The clear instructions for this cute origami heart are made so easy by Sophie in the videos below, she has a knack for creating crafts which are easy to follow and look really unique and professional. I love the look of these origami hearts and the geometric design gives it a really funky modern twist.
This week my OH and Lara our youngest have flown off to Australia to see the in-laws, so it was really lovely to take a couple of hours and spend some quality time with Lara before she went on her epic journey half way around the world! I had bought a card set ready to make the origami hearts but as Sophie says you can use any card, paper or even tissue paper to make these pretty hearts. The cards I had weren’t perfectly square so we set about measuring and cutting to make a pile of perfect square cards ready for the origami crafts. Lara is very methodical and loves to get stuck into arts and crafts, and as she is a logical girl she watched Sophie’s video twice before we started to make the origami hearts so she could get them just right!
Following Sophie’s instructions we made some lovely cards and I even made one for my OH as he will be in sunny Australia on Valentine’s Day, so Lara has kindly stashed away my card to him in her suitcase to give to him on the day. The most rewarding and treasured gifts I think always come from the heart, and I loved making these with Lara and she very sweetly made me card with one of these pretty origami hearts on – and I treasure it! It really doesn’t matter if you make a few mistakes – we did, but when we had used all the card we had and made lots of different shapes and sizes, they looked great – even the ones that we made a few mistakes on.
The time we spent making them was precious and I have bought some more coloured card this week to make some more origami hearts with Siobhan our oldest daughter, she wanted to wait to make them in the half term as she is so busy with her GCSE school work. If you are looking for a fun craft to do over the half term holiday, that is easy to follow and that you can do with the kids, this is perfect and the best thing is Sophie has lots of other really fun crafts on her YouTube channel to try out.
Now I have my card from Lara which she made for me pride of place on the mantlepiece and even though she’s only been gone just two days I am missing her so much! It’s lovely to have a home made Valentine card from her and every time I am missing her I can read her thoughtful words and remember when we made them together. Thank you to Sophie for the inspiring tutorial and if you want to try your hand a these gorgeous origami hearts just take a look at her brilliant videos on YouTube.