Easy Origami Projects for Valentine's Day

More than ever, nothing says “I love you” like a home-made card or gift.

Here are seven ideas for Valentine projects using this month’s featured origami models.

You can probably think of even more ways to mix, match, and embellish the featured models.

Just click the links for the step-by-step instructions:

Origami Valentine Crafts

Idea 1. Surprise someone with this simple Free-Standing Origami Heart.

If ever a holiday called for bling, it’s Valentine’s Day. To add sparkle and maximize the Wow Factor, try finishing your project with red, gold, or silver glitter spray.

We loved the results!

Idea 2. Mix and match Heart Flowers and Iris Leaves in a Display Stand. The possibilities are endless.

Idea 3. Once you discover how easy the Heart Flower is to make, you can quickly make a bunch in different sizes.

Collect some branches and... Voila! You have a lovely Vase of Heart Flowers on Branches.

We sprayed the hearts with red glitter and the branches with gold. Sweet!

Idea 4. Send someone a beautiful origami valentine card. We have how-tos for a Double-Heart Card and a really easy Single-Heart Card.

Idea 5. These Candy Dish Boxes can be made in a variety of sizes. For a really useful and sturdy dish, make the larger one out of 12x12 inch scrapbook paper.

You can collapse the box, put it in an envelope, and send it as a gift along with the easy setup instructions we provide.

Idea 6. Send the Pull-Apart Heart Card and wait for the rave reviews.

Either size can be made from a sheet of regular 8 1/2x11 paper. Lightweight cardstock is ideal.

Idea 7. For our Especially for Kids selection, we chose the Small Heart with Tabs.

It can make a unique and practical scarf holder, or a really cute ring. Ring Closeup

Sarah shares all kinds of ideas for making and decorating this ring on the Origami for Kids page.

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