Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Book Page Corner Heart Origami Bookmark


This is another heart tutorial.  Is the 'book page' trend over yet?  I sure hope not, because I just love the look of this corner bookmark folded from a book page.  The great thing about origami is that it is cheap and anyone can do it - with the proper instructions.  

When I was a kid, my parents bought me an origami book (from Thailand, all in Thai!).  I was so excited to get it until I started to attempt to make the figures.  Have you ever seen the diagrams in an origami book?  There are a lot of arrows, some that swirl around and point back to the same spot.  And my book was in Thai, so when I asked my parents to translate the words for me they would say "its says 'Fold Over'"  You could imagine how frustrating this was for an eight year old.  I'd like to say it was perseverance that helped me figure out most of the instructions, but I think it was just pure boredom that drove me to sit and decode it all.

I still see origami instructions out there that completely confuse me.  This corner heart was from that old origami book my parents gave me.  I actually lost the book, but remember making this.   I hope you enjoy my video tutorial on how to create this cute book mark for someone this Valentine's Day.  There are no confusing squiggly lines to follow just my hands to guide you through it.

I used a book page for this but origami paper would make awesome book marks also.  The nice thing about origami paper is that you don't have to cut it yourself (if you are making lots of these).  I love this origami paper from Amazon.  If you go to the Japanese dollar store they should have lots too (Daiso is the name of the Japanese dollar store in our area).

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  2. oh my goodness! I have to try this! What a cute idea for Valentine's Day.

    When my daughter was young I bought her an oragami book. It came with all kinds of pretty paper and interesting projects. I don't think we did one of them because like the book you had, it was SO confusing (even though it was written in English!)

    Thanks for the idea!

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  3. This looks easy
    .... and I like your tutorial
    ...... your voice is so pleasant
    ........ and the instructions are clear.

    I smiled your child's voice in the background.

    -Anna

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  4. Lovely ! abs. brilliant idea... glad i found your site:) your newest follower via the hop. you can find me at http://purplechronicle.blogspot.com/

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  5. Now I don't have to been the pages of my books any more!

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  6. Very cute. I may try it with my Girl Scout troop.

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  7. I've just made two perfect ones! I've never done an origami before! The instructions are simple and easy to follow.

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  8. Just wanted to let you know, I made one of these and loved it, so I pinned the link on pinterest. Within a minute it had 7 likes and 23 repins. Thanks so much for sharing, people clearly love this!

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  9. i love the idea :D :D
    btw which book was that?

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  10. Hi Rena, I just found your blog and loved this tutorial.
    I made one and I'm gona share your link in blog, ok?
    thank you so much.
    *Ü*

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  11. Hi Anonymous,

    You may laugh when you hear what book it is. It's Shaq Talks Back
    An actual autographed copy none the less. It's my husband's book (before Shaq was traded from the Lakers).

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  12. A lovely idea, I'm going to make loads of these! I've pinned it and put it on a little personal blog if tha's ok? Keep up the good work x

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  13. Thanks so much!! Wanted to try and did try to do Origami! And this is the most easiest and I actually did one!! Thanks so much!!

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  14. Thank you soooo much for this tutorial. Your directions are so clear! I'll be doing those with my craft class @ school if you don't mind!? That's not commercial! I'm just teaching the children some crafts while they are at the afternoon care.Have a lovely day!
    Valeria

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  15. I wanted to thank you for this tutorial. I found you on Youtube. I made 2 already,perfect for a little Valentine's Day gifts. I think your steps by step instruction were so easy to follow. I hope you don't mind me linking to your blog from my blog. Thanks again.

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  16. Love it so I pinned it :) Happily following you now.

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  17. I`ve got it cheese thief!! Thank you!

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  18. Thank you! Simplicity is great.

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  19. Saw you on Pinterest and had to see how you made this "lovely" book mark. Thanks so much. What a fun gift this will be when I give a favorite book to friends and loved oneS! Thanks :)

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  20. Saw you on Pinterest and had to see how you made this "lovely" book mark. Thanks so much. What a fun gift this will be when I give a favorite book to friends and loved oneS! Thanks :)

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  21. This is awesome, thanks! I'll be adding this to my Pinterest collection!

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  22. great idea!!!!! very nice!
    Manu

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  23. Great idea, I´ve loved it....thanks

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  24. I made this on a whim and I am so pleased with the end result. I think your instruction are clear and easy to follow. Thanks :)

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  25. this is so cute! thanks for the video tutorial!!

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  26. BIG BIG THANKS !!
    The idea is adorable, the instructions are easy and clear, and the tutorial is perfect ..
    I started making one right away then I found myself making more 'n more ready to customize their colors and give them as gifts :)

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  34. Excellent tutorial , will be making these
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  36. where are you from that you have Japanese dollar stores ? must find ! love this heart book mark , will be making for gifts . thanks .

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