Origami Love Knot
The Origami Love Knot is sometimes called Lovers’ Knot but there is actually two different origami models which use both names. This one uses a strip of paper and is easier to make.
Have you ever wanted to slip someone a note? It doesn’t have to be a love note, it could be a simple message which you want to keep somewhat private. This origami model will do the trick for you. You fold your message into a strip of paper, then you fold it into a knot. The paper (and message) stays closed so it can be delivered without the messenger taking a peek at the contents.
Origami Love Knot Instructions
- Write a message onto a sheet of paper. Any shape is OK, but the example shown here is a square.
- Fold the paper in half so the message is not visible.
Keep folding the paper in half until it is a narrow strip. The ratio of width to length should be 1:8 or longer.
For a square, you can fold it in half 3 times and it will be good.
- Fold the strip of paper in half crosswise. Unfold. This shows you where the middle of the paper is.
- Fold the right side of the paper down. Position the fold so the crease falls across the middle of the paper. Observe movement of red dot for help.
- Mountain fold (fold behind) the left side of the paper (watch green dot).
- Fold the right side of the paper across so it overlaps with the left side of the paper.
- Switch the position of the paper: bring the top section down and bring the lower section up. This locks the model so it doesn’t unravel.
- Write something on top so people know who the message is for.