I’ve seen rainbow hearts popping up in my neighbor’s windows to share happiness and love during this time when we are staying at home. We decided to share our family origami skills to create a variation on the happy window hearts. Here’s our happy heart origami garland!
A couple of years ago, I bought an origami kit for my daughter, Lydia. She quickly became an expert and created hundreds of origami gifts for her friends. One of her favorite easy folds is an origami heart. (I’m not exaggerating! She had a big plastic tote full of them!)
We’re working together on this post to teach you how to create a happy origami heart garland for your window. Check out the previous post for a video that teaches you how to fold origami hearts!
Whether you are creating this during the coronavirus outbreak or later, this happy little heart garland will add some fun and color to your home. Use it as a Valentine’s decoration, birthday garland, or everyday happy decoration to add joy to your home.
We styled them around our home in several different ways. Here are some ideas!
This is also an excellent craft to do with your kids! Big kids can likely make this on their own. We created the kind of how-to videos and step-by-step directions that my daughter likes and looks for, so hopefully, your teens can jump in and start adding joy to your home and neighborhood with this craft.
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- Lots of origami paper!
- Embroidery thread or thin string
- An embroidery needle (optional)
We used 6″ paper for these, but you can experiment with any size square. Here are a few of our favorite supplies that you can order from Amazon:
- 6″ Rainbow pattern origami paper
- 6″ Kaleidoscope pattern origami paper
- 4″ Japanese washi pattern origami paper
- Clover embroidery needles or tapestry needles
- Gold & white bakers twine
- Rainbow embroidery floss pack
Watch us fold in hyper speed! Haha!
How to Make Happy Heart Origami Garland:
Click here for the post showing you how to fold origami hearts.
Let us know if you make origami heart garlands! We love hearing from you!