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How to fold an Origami Heart
I was first taught how to make this heart by a good friend, and I've made hundreds of them since- they make sweet cards if you're in a rush or an extra touch to a little note.

Posted by Scarlet from Stafford, Virginia, United States • Published See Scarlet's 46 projects »
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  • How to fold an origami shape. Origami Heart - Step 1
    Step 1

    Start out with a rectangular piece of paper. I just took an 8.5x11" sheet of printer paper and quartered it.

  • How to fold an origami shape. Origami Heart - Step 2
    Step 2

    We're going to call the bottom part of this the 'square' and the other part the 'rectangle' of this piece of paper.
    Diagonally fold the square

  • How to fold an origami shape. Origami Heart - Step 3
    Step 3

    And then the other way

  • How to fold an origami shape. Origami Heart - Step 4
    Step 4

    For some reason, blogspot rotates some of my photos. If you have any idea how to fix this, please tell me!
    Anyway...
    Flip your paper over.

  • How to fold an origami shape. Origami Heart - Step 5
    Step 5

    Fold the square in half.

  • How to fold an origami shape. Origami Heart - Step 6
    Step 6

    And unfold

  • How to fold an origami shape. Origami Heart - Step 7
    Step 7

    Flip it over.

  • How to fold an origami shape. Origami Heart - Step 8
    Step 8

    Start squeezing the edges of the fold you just made in toward the center...

  • How to fold an origami shape. Origami Heart - Step 9
    Step 9

    ...Until you get this....

  • How to fold an origami shape. Origami Heart - Step 10
    Step 10

    ...and then squish it down flat.

  • How to fold an origami shape. Origami Heart - Step 11
    Step 11

    Fold the rectangle in half down to the square

  • How to fold an origami shape. Origami Heart - Step 12
    Step 12

    Fold the upper triangle down to the center.

  • How to fold an origami shape. Origami Heart - Step 13
    Step 13

    And the other one.

  • How to fold an origami shape. Origami Heart - Step 14
    Step 14

    Flip it over.

  • How to fold an origami shape. Origami Heart - Step 15
    Step 15

    Fold the entire paper in half...

  • How to fold an origami shape. Origami Heart - Step 16
    Step 16

    ...so you get a center line!

  • How to fold an origami shape. Origami Heart - Step 17
    Step 17

    Now fold the edge in to that handy dandy center line.

  • How to fold an origami shape. Origami Heart - Step 18
    Step 18

    And the other one.

  • How to fold an origami shape. Origami Heart - Step 19
    Step 19

    Now fold only the upper triangle down.

  • How to fold an origami shape. Origami Heart - Step 20
    Step 20

    Because the lower triangle tabs will be folded down at an angle. These will be the two round shapes at the top of the heart.

  • How to fold an origami shape. Origami Heart - Step 21
    Step 21

    Tuck them into the big triangle.

  • How to fold an origami shape. Origami Heart - Step 22
    Step 22

    Fold the bottom corners up now...

  • How to fold an origami shape. Origami Heart - Step 23
    Step 23

    And stick them into the slot too.

  • How to fold an origami shape. Origami Heart - Step 24
    Step 24

    You're done! This is what the back should look like.

  • How to fold an origami shape. Origami Heart - Step 25
    Step 25

    And the front

  • How to fold an origami shape. Origami Heart - Step 26
    Step 26

    You can write a little message in them too. Just unfold it like this...

  • How to fold an origami shape. Origami Heart - Step 27
    Step 27

    ...Write your message on the inside...

  • How to fold an origami shape. Origami Heart - Step 28
    Step 28

    ...And re-fold it. Make sure you write instructions for anyone who doesn't know how these are folded!

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JJ S.
JJ S. · Arizona Village, Arizona, US · 5 projects
thats cute! i think blogspot does it to save room on the blog...
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sagda55 s.
sagda55 s.
Wonderful
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