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  • Make an Origami Heart in Under 1 Minute

    Posted on 03/11/2015 by TeenNickBlogger

    DIY Origami


    When Dylan Blake found the tiny origami note inside her father's watch, it was a total game changer. Tucked inside that little creation was his last correspondence and her first major clue in investigating her father's disappearance.

    Have you ever tried to make your own origami? Now's your chance!

    Check out our super simple guide and create DIY origami of your own -- a heart, because, obviously. When you're finished, show us what you got using #OpenHeartOrigami on Twitter and we'll give you some love! And if you're really ambitious, let's see if you can make it as small as the origami on the show!

    Here's how:

    1. Start with a square piece of paper.

    DIY Origami


    2. Fold the paper in half from corner to corner and open it back up.

    DIY Origami


    DIY Origami


    3. Fold the opposite corners in half and open it back up, so that you have two creases.

    DIY Origami


    DIY Origami


    4. Fold the top point of the piece of paper to the intersection of the creases.

    DIY Origami


    5. Fold the bottom point of the paper to the top.

    DIY Origami


    6. Fold the right and left side of the shape to the meet the center crease to create the basic heart shape.

    DIY Origami


    DIY Origami


    7. Flip the paper over to the opposite side. Fold the left and ride pointed sides slight in, to straighten out the edges.

    DIY Origami


    8. Fold the top two points in the same way.

    DIY Origami


    9. Flip the paper over and you've got a basic origami heart!

    DIY Origami


  • How to make your own bubble skirt

    Posted on 05/30/2010 by Mary

    Bubble skirt for promKelly Henderson from Harsh Designs gave me this tip at the Degrassi carnival shoot -- if you find a cute vintage or thrift prom dress and want to customize it, you could always turn it into a bubble skirt (kind of like Zoe Saldana's wearing in that picture). Here's how:

    1) When you have your dress (probably one that's not already super short), buy a shorter skirt made out of jersey fabric -- a somewhat fitted one, rather than a circle skirt.

    2) Then sew the bottoms of the skirts together, gathering the fabric of the outer dress to fit the jersey skirt (somewhat symmetrically -- kind of like pleats, but you don't have to be militant about the measurements). Experiment with pins first to make sure you like how it bubbles out.

    3) You just wear the jersey skirt waistline around your waist with the dress over it; the bottom of the outer dress will be pulled into a bubble shape.