Valentine's Day Origami Instructions: Happiness in Love (Andrey Lukyanov)

Uploaded by AdamsSara on 10.02.2012

In this video I'm going to show you how to fold
"Happiness in Love", a model by Andrey Lukyanov,
made from 8 "Corner of Love" modules.
Andrey Lukyanov has a lovely site at
and a YouTube channel called loveorigami,
so if you enjoy this model
or you want to fold especially love-themed models
do check out his site and his channel.
For this model you are going to need
8 sheets that have a ratio of 1 by 2.
You can start with 4 squares
and then cut each in half.
I'm going to start with
a 15cm by 15cm square, that's 6in by 6in.
The resulting model will have
a diameter - that's this distance right here -
of a little more 11cm or about 4.5in.
So let's get started by first
cutting a sheet in half,
a square sheet.
For example, I've got this letter opener,
which works really well if you just want to cut something in half.
Then let's start with just the one sheet.
We're going to first fold in half lengthwise.
And crease.
Then rotate and bring one layer
to the top, folding a quarter.
Then flip it over and again crease.
Then again rotate and now again take just one layer
and fold it to the top.
Then unfold
to see that crease, which is right in the center of the paper
and bring that edge to the middle crease.
Now unfold completely.
We're going to fold halfway,
but just put the crease right in this first half,
of that sheet.
So we're going to fold in half, or bend the paper in half rather
and then only crease up to
the center, like this.
So when you unfold, you can see there is no crease on this side.
Then we're going to flip the model over,
because a mountain fold is easier to see.
Then take this edge and fold it to the center
and this time we're just going to crease
these three sections - 1, 2, 3.
Not here, and not in the top, because then
the heart won't have a crease on it
and I think that looks a bit nicer.
So crease just between these two points.
And repeat on the other side.
Now turn the model over again.
We're going to fold on the halfway crease a valley fold.
Then on the next one we're going to fold back up
and the top we're going to fold behind.
So it looks like this.
Now we're going to take this corner
and fold it in.
Same thing on the other side.
Then make an inside reverse fold out of it.
So unfold, open the paper
and then push inside and close up.
Same thing on the other side.
Open, push inside and collapse.
Now rotate the model. Take this top edge
and fold it to the center.
We only need to crease the diagonal of this small square.
So just up until right there.
Same thing on the other side.
The model doesn't quite lie flat.
Now we have this tip of the heart
and we're going to
- if we have it like this - we're going to
push it to the bottom and
this flap will probably pop up a bit.
We're going to flatten it back down
and then we're going to make some creases here
to flatten the model completely.
You can push from the bottom to the top
to flatten it. There will be a small, diagonal crease
that's going to be created right there.
Same thing on the other side.
Just flattening it.
Like this.
Now we have the bottom of the heart done.
We're going to do the top now
by taking this edge and folding it in
about a third. You fold about a third
by just judging that this section you fold in
is the same height as the section
that will remain, the white section.
Like that. It doesn't have to be exact,
because it just determines
what the heart is going to look like in the end.
So if you want a taller heart you could fold in a little less
or if you want a rounder heart you could fold in a little more.
Now you have this height is about the same as that,
which I think is the nicest ratio.
Now we're going to take these
small corners, four of them,
and fold them in.
So that it's easier to make all the modules look the same
I suggest that you fold an angle bisector.
So you're taking this small edge right here
and aligning it with that edge.
It's a bit fiddly, but I'm sure you can manage.
The outside ones are easier, so you probably want to start with those.
There's fewer layers of paper there.
And then the inside ones I like to use my nail
to shape it a bit
and use it as resistance
to then fold that angle bisector.
Same thing on the other side.
Then press those creases
so they're very, very sharp.
When you turn it around you can see that heart.
But now we have to finish the module.
For this we're going to take this flap
and fold it to the top and then fold
the diagonals of the other half
of that 1 by 2 sheet of paper.
It's a square and we can fold
a waterbomb base on it.
Fold both diagonals.
We already have a horizontal crease there.
We can just collapse this.
Like this. Now we have this flap
and we can hide it inside.
Not here, but right there, because that gives it a nice lock.
For this just try to open it a bit
push the paper inside to get it started
and then I actually like to flip that heart over
so that I can help push that paper inside using that heart.
And then your "Corner of Love" module is done.
You can use it like this or like this.
For our model right here we're going to start like that.
We need 8 of these.
Once you've got 8 of these done
we can start assemblying
the "Happiness in Love" model.
For this we first want to ensure that
all of the modules look the same.
We have a triangle pointing upwards
and the heart looking in the right direction -
rather than a triangle pointing downwards
and the heart looking in the right direction.
Then we're going to turn over the modules
and we're going take two of these.
You have a pocket right here.
We're going to take this flap
and we're going to push it inside the pocket
aligning them, so you can see
that this edge is in alignment with that small corner.
Just like that.
Then you can flip the heart over
and make a new crease, which also locks the two modules together.
Then you can proceed with the next one.
Pushing it inside the pocket,
aligning it nicely,
and flipping over the heart.
And making a crease.
To further fix the modules together
turn over the model right now.
This corner right here, which is in the way,
we can fold down.
Make a strong crease.
Then put it inside this pocket right here,
which makes it an even stronger lock.
Just make sure to just take one layer of paper.
Else the corner isn't going to fit in.
And then press hard.
Then continue with the next module.
The last one you insert
just as before, for the first part.
On the second part
you just have to ensure that now this is the module
that you need to insert.
And flip the heart over.
When you turn over you see that you have
two corners that you can now insert,
rather than just one, as before.
It's maybe a bit harder to insert the last one, because
it's slightly locked already
from this module right there.
But I'm sure you'll manage fine.
And then the model is all done,
"Happiness in Love" by Andrey Lukyanov.
I advise you put some heavy books on this
overnight to press it,
so that the model flattens.
Unless you really like this more 3D look.
which might be exactly what you want.
I hope you enjoyed this video and happy Valentine's!