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3 D Paper Hearts

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Simple, adorable hearts made of just about anything! ♥
This is a pretty easy heart project to make. I found out how to make them off of a Youtube video after a night of sheer frustration. I was unable to make origami hearts for Valentine's Day and did not have the time to buy origami paper, (or the patience to learn how!). After trying and trying and searching and searching I found a fast and simple tutorial on how to make these little guys! They are super quick, and you can make them from just about any paper. I made mine out of old magazines, but any foldable paper will do.

Please excuse the occasional blurry picture, these were taken rather late. XP

Posted by Deeny! from United States • Published June 3, 2010 • See Deeny!'s 12 projects »
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  • How to fold an origami heart. 3 D Paper Hearts - Step 1
    Step 1

    Cut a strip of paper. It can pretty much any width (although the smaller they are, the more difficult the final steps will be) but should be at least 6 inches long. Place the side you would like your heart to look like face down.

  • How to fold an origami heart. 3 D Paper Hearts - Step 2
    Step 2

    Take the end of the strip and fold it once horizontally.

  • How to fold an origami heart. 3 D Paper Hearts - Step 3
    Step 3

    Take the end you have just folded and fold the corner up to the edge to creat a triangle.

  • How to fold an origami heart. 3 D Paper Hearts - Step 4
    Step 4

    Fold that triangle up.

  • How to fold an origami heart. 3 D Paper Hearts - Step 5
    Step 5

    Then fold the triangle over.

  • How to fold an origami heart. 3 D Paper Hearts - Step 6
    Step 6

    Repeat this folding until you have about an inch or so left unfolded.

  • How to fold an origami heart. 3 D Paper Hearts - Step 7
    Step 7

    Take the end of the unfolded area and fold the corners in to make a triangle.

  • How to fold an origami heart. 3 D Paper Hearts - Step 8
    Step 8

    Take that end and tuck the triangle into the little pocket. (If that makes any sense)

  • How to fold an origami heart. 3 D Paper Hearts - Step 9
    Step 9

    Flip your triangle shape over so the long side is on top.

  • How to fold an origami heart. 3 D Paper Hearts - Step 10
    Step 10

    Now use your thumbs (fingernails can be quite helpful!) and squish the top right down the middle between the corners.

  • How to fold an origami heart. 3 D Paper Hearts - Step 11
    Step 11

    You should end up with this rather pointy-looking heart shape.

  • How to fold an origami heart. 3 D Paper Hearts - Step 12
    Step 12

    Use your handy-dandy scissors to round out those points and make a less dangerous looking heart. (Or don't, whichever you prefer! ^_^)

  • How to fold an origami heart. 3 D Paper Hearts - Step 13
    Step 13

    And there you have it! Adorable 3D hearts you can do just about anything with! Stuff them in a jar, hang them from your ceiling, make jewelery, glue them to a card, give them to your sweetheart or throw them at strangers! Whatever you do have fun and please share yours! :)

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Madeleine M.
Madeleine M.

love it!!!

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Becks S.
Becks S. · , Pennsylvania, United States · 36 projects

so cute!

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jolle f.
jolle f. · , antwerpen, Belgium · 1 project

they are little easier to make but when you make a few lucky stars it getting better and better

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Deeny!
Deeny! · Potsdam, NY, United States · 12 projects

Thank you for such kind comments!

I find that these are a little easier to make than the lucky stars, but I bet they'd look cute together. :)

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jolle f.
jolle f. · , antwerpen, Belgium · 1 project

It looks like lucky stars but in another shape.
I realy love this.

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Jet H.
Jet H. · Haarlem, North-Holland, Netherlands · 108 projects

love this, like the idea of using old magazines they are soooo pretty and cute, thanks a lot for the great tute.
well done;-D

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