Family Layout with an Origami Heart Wreath by Yui Oku

Hi, friends! It’s Yui Oku here. I have a new family layout to share with you today using The Avenue collection by Jen Hadfield. Thanksgiving is right around the corner and it’s a perfect time to make a family layout! Have you ever used Origami for your layout? My favorites are heart, star, and flower shapes! This time, I chose heart because family is the place full of love.

Usually, one square sheet of paper is used in origami. But this time, I used a rectangle paper sized to 2″×3″ for small and 3″×4.5″ for big. When I was a student, I used to fold a letter paper for my friends in this heart. So I used a rectangle paper.

How to make a heart:
1. cut a paper rectangle
2. fold in half
3. make a crease down the center
4. fold along the crease

5. turn over
6. open from the inside and fold by pressing down
7. repeat the same on the other side
8. fold as shown

9-10. fold as shown
11. fold into the pocket (it’s ok just fold)
12. do the same (8-11)

I made this heart with 26 different patterned papers! It’s more than half the patterns of this collection. I arranged them in a circle to make a wreath. I used foam tape to adhere the hearts. Then I embellished the wreath with puffy hearts and leaves with gold foil accents. I popped the title on foam adhesive, too. To finish, I added tags at the upper left. There is a gorgeous leather tag in this collection.

Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you like my idea and will try Origami. Happy Thanksgiving!!

Supplies used: Jen Hadfield – The Avenue: patterned papers, phrase ephemera (736965), puffy hearts stickers (736966), puffy leaves stickers (736967), leather tags (736971)