How To Be Strong+Easy Origami Tutorial


 

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I actually don’t really have any tips on how to be strong. The truth is, you don’t need them. You are already strong. Even though depression kept you in bed for most of the day, you are strong. Even though people will judge you based on who you love, you are strong. On your worst days you are strong. You are enough. I told you all last year during blogmas that no one in this world can break you. It’s still true. You cant be broken. 

I’ve been having so much anxiety for the past few days. With the Orlando shooting I’m left feeling so many emotions. How can another human do something like that? It’s scary to know that people would hurt you all because you love. When did love become bad? I’m proud to be a part of the LGBTQ+ community. We’re a family.

As I was alone with my thoughts, I remembered something. No one can break me. As long as I live with love and kindness not even a the worst person can break me. Love conquers all and always will. I wish I could hug every single person that has to deal with discrimination and pain, but the most I can do is share my ideas and thoughts.

Many people will try to break you. Old friends, past relationships, family, and strangers. But remember this, you are a lot stronger than you give yourself credit for. If you live your life full of love and kindness, you’re already better than any bully!

I came across some old origami paper I had from last year when I help  make paper cranes for a charity. I thought of the idea to start something that could ease anxiety and help remind you all that you can’t be broken. 

I’m going to show you all how to make the hearts above.

Origami is a Chinese/Japanese style of paper art. Pieces of paper are folded to make different 3D shapes. I apologize if I don’t have many  or the right facts. If they are incorrect, please feel free to correct me, from what I read the exact origin has been up for debate. You can read more here.

I wanted to make hearts because I wanted these to represent love. Self-love. I thought it wold be great if you could writer messages on the finished hearts and keep them around your room, dorm, car, any place really. It takes practice but once you do it often you’ll get better.

 

You'll need origami paper. It's not expensive and be found online.
You’ll need origami paper. It’s not expensive and be found online.

 

Fold in half
Fold in half
Fold vertically this time
Fold vertically this time
Fold the top point to the center of your paper
Fold the top point to the center of your paper
Fold the bottom half up to the very top
Fold the bottom half up to the very top
Fold the outer sides inwards so the bottom becomes pointed
Fold the outer sides inwards so the bottom becomes pointed
Now fold the tops of your hearts and the sides. I taped my finished heart so it wouldn't come apart but that is optional.
Now fold the tops of your heart and the sides. I taped my finished heart so it wouldn’t come apart but that is optional.

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You can write whatever you want on your hearts. Keep them with you when you feel down or broken. #CANTBEBROKEN

 

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