Cool ways to fold love notes

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Cool ways to fold love notes
You don't have to be an origami master to fold cool love notes. (Ryan McVay/Photodisc/Getty Images)

You've taken the time to write a love letter for your special someone, but now it's time for delivery. Don't hand over a plain, flat folded note; take some time to fold it into a cool shape first. Try a few basic folds or get a little fancy with some more complicated origami shapes.

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Hearts

A heart may seem like an obvious choice, but nothing says "I love you" like a beautiful heart. There are many ways to fold paper into a heart; try a three-dimensional origami heart that you can blow up like a balloon or a flat heart with facets like a diamond. Other options include a fold-out love letter with a heart emblem at the top or a double-sided heart that can be placed on top of a card.

Flowers

Who wouldn't want to receive a love letter folded into the shape of your favourite flower? Nearly any type of flower can be created with folded paper, including daisies, roses, orchids and lilies. Flat or three-dimensional, there are dozens of patterns and options to choose from. Coloured paper makes for even more beautiful folds. You could even fold each page into a different flower and create a bouquet out of one letter or add each subsequent love note to the bouquet.

Envelopes

Folding love notes into pretty envelopes is another option. Possible styles range from plain envelopes to heart-shaped or even envelopes with a kiss on the seal. You can be as simple or intricate as you like, keeping in mind that your lover will have to unfold your hard work to read the note. The cleaner the lines of the fold, the easier it will be to recreate the style after reading.

Jewellery

It is possible to fold paper into rings, bracelets and even necklaces, depending on how many pages you have to work with. A ring is symbolic of binding love and commitment and would be the perfect choice for a love note. You can even create a ring with a paper diamond, heart or other embellishment to exemplify the strength of your love.

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