Nov 19, 2011

Christmas Decoration: Heart Ornament

Origami ornaments are nice and inexpensive decorations, suitable for any occasion. You can chose the appropriate colors depending on the specific holiday.  You can also paint them and add glitter, ribbons or beads to make them unique. For hanging decorations, it is important to select models that look nice from both sides, like these Heart Ornaments that will beautifully decorate your Christmas tree.

Christmas Decoration: Heart Ornament

The Heart Ornament is my creation. It is a modular model that consists of two Heart Modules and a connector. The video instructions to fold the Heart Module can be found here, in one of my previous posts. The following video shows how to fold the connector and assemble the ornament:


I folded the Heart Modules in the video with 6" (150 mm) red Tant paper, and the connector with a 2"x 4 ½" (50 x 113 mm) rectangle of green Tant paper.
For the Heart Ornaments in the picture above, I used different decoration folds on the hearts than in the video. I also used some bicolor connectors, folded with foil paper. You can find more ideas for the connectors in my book Contemporary Origami Decorations . The book also contains instructions to fold a lot of modulars that will make attractive and unique Christmas tree decorations. Please remember to add the book to your Christmas shopping list!

4 comments:

Graceline said...

Beautiful! I have folded this with double sided paper before and the peek a boo affect is lovely. Thanks for the instructions. Karen

plegándome said...

I love hearts and it's a nice christmas ornament!

Leyla Torres said...

Hi Marcela, nice ornaments. Thank you for posting a video.

As a suggestion for this post, you might want to place a direct link to the video "Origami heart flower and heart" which is referenced at the beginning of this video of the Heart ornament.

A direct link will help your visitors in finding the video and folding the heart.

Thank you again,
Leyla

Marcela Brina said...

Thank you Graceline, plegándome and Leyla. I appreciate all your comments.
Leyla, thank you for bringing to my attention that the link to the video instructions for the Heart Module is a little hidden. I changed the color of the word "here", in the paragraph below the picture, to blue, to make it more noticeable.
Regards,
Marcela

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