I’m a craft nerd at heart. I don’t think my husband fully comprehended the amount of physical baggage I’d come with when moved in together (and I mean PHYSICAL, my ‘hobbies’ from, needlework to origami literally take up an entire room in our home).
I’ve collected paper all my life. I love the texture, I love being able to fold it, I love painting on it, sketching, tearing it up and turning it into something new.
When we were planning our wedding, we went pretty hard with creating a DIY event, and part of that was creating our own wedding invitations. I found some translucent paper and turned it into intricately folded origami hearts
I’ve collected paper all my life. I love the texture, I love being able to fold it, I love painting on it.
This is one of the original hearts (to the left), I tied each one to a short paper invitation that had all the details of our day/weekend (we got married over a whole weekend away, but that is another post 😊). Each one took a minimum of eight minutes to fold (my first few attempts were much longer, but I was quite proficient in the end). I needed to make about 40 for all our invites and they came up beautifully, I used tracing paper that came in a sturdy thickness, and folded them using a template that if found from Eat Drink Chic
In fact, I loved the invites so much that I duplicated the theme and recreated mini versions of the hearts as part of our favours that sat at each table setting for our guests.
All these pieces turned out to be a labour of love, and looking back, I’m almost certain none of our guests seriously would have cared when they opened our wedding invitations, nor realised the effort that went into the little decoration sitting in front of them at their table, but I loved the process and to this day, it remains one of my favourite origami makes.