My dad taught me to fold my first Origami crane and I was hooked ever since. I’ve always loved the amazing things you can create with just paper and your hands. This Christmas, fold up some Origami Heart Cards for gifts and make them into ornaments so your loved ones can hang your messages on their tree.
I’ve been making a lot of gifts lately. First, some felt gift bags, then apple butter, now I’m making a pie and a note for a dear friend thanks to the #BICMerryMarking booklet of ideas. I didn’t want to make just any old note. I wanted it to be a gift itself.
Do you remember passing notes in school and kids would come up with all sorts of ways to fold them. That’s why I just knew an origami note would be perfect for this. So, I found this awesome tutorial on how to make a Origami Heart Card.
There is a free printable template included but I just used regular card stalk paper, made the first fold and cut off the extra paper on top. The card stalk will hold up better if you are making an ornament out of the card, but regular paper works better if you are just doing a regular note.
The heart card has a beautiful design on the back so it will look pretty on the tree. Then you can write a heart felt message on the front and a holiday greeting on the inside with your BIC Mark-It™ permanent marker in #PrairieBerry. It goes perfectly with my Pear Berry pie.
To make it into an ornament, I just used a hole punch and tied some string around it. I am definitely making more of these in different colors for other friends and family.
This was such a fun project, so I’m nominating 3 other people to join me; my Aunt Angela, Cousin Caitlin, and friend Amy, you’ve been chosen! There are many more ideas in the BIC Merry Marking Booklet. To see another project in the Challenge, check out my Holiday Drink Stirrers.
Are you joining in the Merry Marking challenge? What are you going to make? Be sure get the booklet of merry marking and a coupon to start marking