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Paper trails to hearts and ... skulls

There's always something nice about a handmade gift. And if you can't make a gift yourself, well, the next best thing is the wrapping. The link I lost the other day has been found - it's this beautiful paper-heart box. Perfect for a little Valentine gift - your last Rolo, a diamond ring, or a little magnet decorated with a MOO Sticker.




Darren Scott, an Australian based origami artist has made the template available for download as a PDF. If you'd like to make one yourself, you can find it here.

But if that's just too hearty for you, and your Valentine has slightly alternative tastes, then this could do the trick:



It's a folded paper skull - with an articulated jaw! Simply pop the gift inside the jaws of doom, and away you go. Really - what's not to like?

The template is provided via the blog 'Skull-a-Day'. Skulls by name, and skulls by nature, I loved this recent post featuring a skull shaped arrangement of comic books:



Maybe it's the fact it's in an unusual location, but it reminded me just a little bit of epmd's project, of leaving MiniCards around DC, and photographing them. I like the idea of racing into a shop, re-arranging everything like this and racing out again, leaving just a MiniCard behind... Although I have a feeling this was a precision job, and very little racing was involved! If you're in the DC area, keep an eye out for epmd's cards, I'd love to know if they're being found, and where they're ending up.

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salanth
18th Jan, 2008 18:21 (UTC)
Haha, this is so awesome! Great post!
wiccanmaiden
18th Jan, 2008 18:28 (UTC)
I just made the heart and now I am on to make the skull weeeee
moocards
18th Jan, 2008 21:12 (UTC)
oh really? How did it work out? I want to see :D
moocards
19th Jan, 2008 09:56 (UTC)
perfect! (Busy day in the office?)
;o)
Thank you for taking a photo!
wiccanmaiden
20th Jan, 2008 21:21 (UTC)
LOL Friday's are always dead, especially when it was just two of us in the office that day.
moocards
21st Jan, 2008 11:09 (UTC)
Actually, once I'd finished the post and made a cup of tea, I came back to my desk to find one of our developers making a skull too :)

I love your userpic, by the way!
wiccanmaiden
21st Jan, 2008 18:12 (UTC)
Why thank you...I found it somewhere, can't remember where. Now this one I made....that is my little boy at 3 months old.
lizzy_chan
18th Jan, 2008 21:37 (UTC)
i tried making the heart box but it came out with a strange little space in the middle i dont know how to get rid of and the heart part wont connect properly, wish there were intructions of somekind :(
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