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. XPPosted by Deeny! from United States • Published June 3, 2010 • See Deeny!'s 12 projects »
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.
Take the end of the strip and fold it once horizontally.
Take the end you have just folded and fold the corner up to the edge to creat a triangle.
Fold that triangle up.
Then fold the triangle over.
Repeat this folding until you have about an inch or so left unfolded.
Take the end of the unfolded area and fold the corners in to make a triangle.
Take that end and tuck the triangle into the little pocket. (If that makes any sense)
Flip your triangle shape over so the long side is on top.
Now use your thumbs (fingernails can be quite helpful!) and squish the top right down the middle between the corners.
You should end up with this rather pointy-looking heart shape.
Use your handy-dandy scissors to round out those points and make a less dangerous looking heart. (Or don't, whichever you prefer! ^_^)
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! :)