Valentines Day is almost here and I don’t think I’ve ever done a post about Valentines Day themed origami. This is kind of surprising because there’s actually a lot of great models out there based around themes of love, marriage and other things perfect for this holiday.

We’ll get right into the Valentines Day mood right away with this excellent origami Cupid. This Cupid believe it or not is folded from a single square of paper!

Cupid
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Cupid, Designed by Quentin Trollip and Folded by Textori

Instructions not available

 

This next model was designed as part of a twin-themed origami challenge. The monsters are based off of Joseph Wu’s Warai design and both of them together are from one sheet of paper. The heart is a separate piece of paper and I think it’s a nice touch.

Monster Love
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Monster Love, Designed and Folded by Beth Johnson

Instructions not available

 

Of course you can’t have a Valentines themed post without at least one rose. Here’s an absolutely beautiful looking one and everything is folded from paper.

Rose
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Rose, Designed by Toshikazu Kawasaki, Lionel Albertino and Sebastian Arellano, Folded by Sebastian Arellano

Photo diagrams available from Sebastian Arellano’s blog

 

Melina Hermsen has a very different and unique style of origami, here’s her “love letter”.

Love Letter
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Love Letter, Designed and Folded by Melina Hermsen

Instructions not available

 

Tadashi Mori designed this very excellent bride and groom. He’s also made video tutorials for each of these models as well so you can fold your own.

Bride and Groom
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Bride and Groom, Designed and Folded by Tadashi Mori

Bride video instructions available from Tadashi Mori’s YouTube channel

Groom video instructions available from Tadashi Mori’s YouTube channel

 

This impressive looking person is folded from a single 50cm x 50cm square of paper. If you use two coloured paper like the red and white paper here you get a different colour on that heart which looks awesome.

Ivan Danny designed this for the International Origami Internet Olympiad and received first place in the original design category.

With Love
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With Love, Designed and Folded by Ivan Danny

Instructions not available

 

A turtle normally wouldn’t have much to do with Valentines Day but this one has a twist which I think is pretty cute.

Love Turtle
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/sin_cynic_666/5919243429/

Western Pond Turtle, Designed by Robert J. Lang and Folded by James Lucas

Diagrams available in Origami Design Secrets – Second Edition

 

Alexander Kurth dedicated this angel to his fiancée Anita. It’s folded from a simple Water Bomb base believe it or not and shaped with wet folding.

Angel
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Love, Designed and Folded by Alexander Kurth

Instructions not available

 

When I first saw this next image I knew I had to include it in a Valentines Day post, even though they’re dinosaurs.

Jurassic Love
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Jurassic Love, Designed and Folded by Tom Defoirdt

Instructions not available

 

Here’s a great heart with a Playboy logo all folded from one sheet of paper! One of these days I’m definitely going to do a post all about origami logos.

Bunny Love
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Bunny Love, Designed by Konstantin Khudyakov and Folded by Nyanko Sensei

Instructions not available

 

Next we have a great little pair of “Dancing Hearts”. These are also folded from a Water Bomb Base.

Dancing Hearts
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Dancing Hearts, Designed and Folded by Vincent Achard

Instructions not available

 

Here’s another really excellent heart-shaped model that you can fold yourself.

Angel Heart
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Angel Heart, Designed by Hoàng Tiến Quyết and Folded by Rui Roda

Video instructions available from Hoàng Tiến Quyết’s YouTube channel

 

Next is another beautiful looking origami rose, a different design from the previous one.

Rose
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Rose Designed by Evi Binzinger, Leaves Designed by Nick Robinson and all Folded by Rui Roda

Rose diagrams available from Evi Binzinger’s Flickr

Leaf diagrams available from Nick Robinson’s website

 

Next we have one of the most beautiful looking kusudamas I’ve seen that looks like it’s made out of roses. The paper used here is fantastic and almost looks like real flower petals.

Rose Kusudama
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Rose Ball Kusudama, Designed and Folded by Maria Sinayskaya

Instructions not available

 

Here we have an excellent looking Siren (from Greek mythology) holding a rose.

Siren with Rose
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Siren, Designed by Davor Vinko and Folded by Victor J. Quintero

Instructions not available

 

This is another really great bride and groom this time from Jo Nakashima that you can pretty easily fold yourself.

Bride and Groom
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Bride and Groom, Designed and Folded by Jo Nakashima

Bride instructions available from Jo Nakashima’s YouTube channel

Groom instructions available from Jo Nakashima’s YouTube channel

 

Daniel Brown made some really great origami bouquets for his wedding. To make them though he had to fold an absurd number of Kawasaki Roses.

If you think folding 1,000 cranes is difficult, try folding 1,400 Kawasaki Roses! I can’t imagine how much work this must have been.

Origami Rose Bouquet
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/danielbrown/4886053183/

 

Rose Bouquets
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Kawasaki Rose, Designed by Toshikazu Kawasaki and Folded by Daniel Brown

Diagrams available in Origami for the Connoisseur

 

Here’s something a little bit different but still wedding-themed, a more traditional Japanese bride.

Japanese Bride
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Bride, Designed by Akira Yoshizawa and Folded by Agnieska (Agne) Mackonyte

Diagrams available in Origami: Living Nature

 

This model is another really neat idea and has an excellent colour change.

Showing My Heart
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/papygami/14982569712/

Showing You My Heart, Designed by Alexander Kurth and Folded by Luc Marnat

Crease pattern available from Alexander Kurth’s Flickr

 

Here’s another very unique design. This whole heart is folded from a single 21cm x 21cm square of paper!

Stone Heart
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/alexkrup/6872654864/

Stone Heart, Designed by Alexander Poddubny and Folded by Alexander Krupnikov

Instructions not available

 

This is another pair of animals that are in love folded by a master of aquatic origami.

Fish in Love
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/blackterror/6076503259/

Tancho Koi, Designed by Sipho Mabona and Folded by Winston

Diagrams available in Origami Worldwide

 

This Hearty Cube kind of reminds me of the Companion Cube from Portal. Now why haven’t I seen an origami version of one of those?

Hearty Cube
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/ronatka/24399271003/

Hearty Cube, Designed by Meenakshi Mukerji and Folded by Natalia Romanenko

Diagrams available in Exquisite Modular Origami II

 

Romeo and Juliet is something people definitely think of when it comes to love, romance and all that kind of stuff so of course there’s an origami version of this play.

Romeo and Juliet
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Romeo and Juliet, Designed by Angel Aguilar and Mark Hanke and Folded by Mark Hanke

Instructions not available

 

Here’s another beautiful bouquet of roses. These roses are folded from a pentagon shaped piece of paper, not a square.

Rose Bouquets
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Pentagon Rose, Designed by Naomiki Sato and Folded by Mariano Zavala B.

Video instructions available from Tadashi Mori’s YouTube channel

 

Here’s another bride and groom but this time they’re folded using paper money. Each person uses three 5 Euro bills.

Money Wedding
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A Money Wedding, Designed and Folded by Daniel Chang

Instructions not available

 

This particular emoji seems appropriate for this post and the origami version is pretty great.

Heart Eyes Emoji
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/154153368@N03/26034385988/

Heart Eyes Emoji, Designed by Jo Nakashima and Folded by Helena Poliarush

Video instructions are available from Jo Nakashima’s YouTube channel

 

Our final model for this post is this absolutely incredible love angel.  The angel is folded from a single 120cm x 120cm square of paper but I believe that heart is extra.

Love Angel
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Love Angel, Designed and Folded by 晓 陈

Instructions not available

 

That’s it for this post, have a very happy Valentines Day everyone!