In this easy step-by-step tutorial (with Video), you will learn how to make 3d paper hearts. These super cute puffy hearts can be the perfect token of love for your dearest one. Enjoy!
Who doesn’t like quick, fun, and easy craft projects during a weekend! We sure do, and we’re sure you’ll love today’s craft if you’re craftahlic like us! In today’s tutorial, we’ll show you how to make 3d paper hearts. They turn out so cute and puffy, you’ll want to craft more.
At first, we thought about making puffy origami hearts, but we found many great tutorials on the internet on making origami puffy hearts. And most of them are a bit difficult for absolute beginners. That’s why we decided to use some glue to make this 3d heart. So yes, it’s not the purest form of origami, but it’s one of the easiest puffy heart-making tutorials on the web.
Even if you’re a beginner in paper crafting, you can make these cute and puffy 3d paper hearts easily, with the help of our step-by-step tutorial. You can also check out our YouTube channel for the video tutorial of this 3d paper heart. If you love papercrafts and origami crafts, you’ll love this craft too, it’s very therapeutic as well.
The total cost of about 20 3d paper hearts should be less than a dollar. The craft requires a little craft glue and a pair of scissors. a set of 200 sheets of origami paper costs around $8 and with all 200 sheets you can craft up to 800 3d paper hearts.
How to Make 3d Paper Hearts
Supplies You’ll Need
- Colored craft paper
- Craft glue
Puffy Origami Style 3d Heart Instructions
Step 1: Prepare the Base Paper
Select a colored craft paper and prepare it into a 20 cm x 6 cm sheet. You can use a bigger or smaller sheet as well, but make sure to keep the ratio 20:6. Use a ruler and pencil to make sure that the size is correct.
Step 2: First Base Folding
Let’s work on our first fold. Simply fold the paper diagonally from any one corner. Make sure to align the top (6 cm side) side with the adjacent longer side (20 cm side) neatly. This will form a triangle part at the end of the paper.
Step 3: Second Base Folding
Now, notice the straight line along the inner bottom side of the triangle, fold the triangle part along that edge. This is the second fold.
Step 4: Third Base Folding
For the third fold, make the fold along the inner, diagonal side of the triangle.
Step 5: Fourth Base Folding
For the fourth fold, fold the triangle part along the bottom, straight side again, as we did in step 3.
Step 6: 5th and Last Base Folding
This is our 5th and last base fold. Fold the triangle part along the inner, diagonal side. After the last fold, there should be a little paper left. Fold the corners inside, of the remaining side.
Step 7: Secure Open End
The base folds have created several pockets; now, insert the remaining small part of the paper inside the top pocket.
Step 8: Close Open Ends
After inserting the open end inside the top pocket, apply glue to secure that end completely. There should be another open end on the other side of the paper, secure that side with glue as well. Allow the glue to dry completely before heading towards the next step.
Step 9: Cut Round Edges
Use a pair of scissors to cut round-edges on the 2 45 degree corners.
Step 10: Gently Press the Paper Pattern
Take the current paper pattern and gently press the bottom corner and its opposite side. If necessary, you can insert your finger through the created in the previous step.
Step 11: Fold in the Top Middle Point
Gently create pressure right in the middle point of the top side and this should automatically form a puffy heart shape.
Step 12: Repeat Process to Make More 3d Hearts
If the 3d heart doesn’t turn out perfectly in your first attempt, do not worry. Every craft requires a little practice. Make a few more and you’ll see how your skills improve with each 3d heart craft.
Watch Video Tutorial: 3d Paper Heart
Picture tutorials can be tricky sometimes, so we’ve also created a video tutorial for your easy understanding. Check out our 3d paper hearts’ video tutorial on our YoutTube channel. Don’t forget to hit the subscribe button and turn on the notification bell to stay updated.
Origami Style 3d Paper Heart Crafting: Tips for Beginners to Avoid Common Mistakes
Here are some quick crafty tips if you’re having difficulty crafting the 3d paper hearts.
- Use light or thin colored craft papers. Thick papers or cardstock papers are not ideal for this craft.
- Keeping the ratio 20×6 is important, keep this in mind.
- Each base fold must be done neatly.
- Make sure to glue the open sides before pressing the paper pattern.
- Don’t press the paper pattern too hard.
If you are planning to make heart crafts for valentines day then you may check out our following tutorials. I hope you’ll like them.
Here are some of our origami craft tutorials that you may also like
- How to Fold Origami Maple Leaf
- How to Make Origami Bat
- How to Make Origami Leaves
- How to Make Origami Lotus
- How to Make Origami Butterfly
Paper crafts will never get old and we’ll never get bored of them either! These cute and puffy 3d paper hearts surely have our hearts and absolutely loved crafting them. These 3d paper hearts can be sued for so many projects, we can’t wait to see how you use them. We hope that you will enjoy watching and making these cute and puffy 3d paper hearts. If you do craft them with the help of our tutorial, please do share a picture with us or tag us on Facebook or Instagram (use #thecraftaholicwitch).