How to Make Cute 3D Paper Hearts (The Easiest Puffy Heart)

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!

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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.

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How to Make 3d Paper Hearts

Supplies You’ll Need

Materials

  • Colored craft paper
  • Craft glue

Tools

  • Scissors

3d paper heart supplies

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 1: Prepare the Base Paper

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 2: First Base Folding

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 3: Second Base Folding

Step 4: Third Base Folding

For the third fold, make the fold along the inner, diagonal side of the triangle.

Step 4: Third Base Folding

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 5: Fourth Base Folding

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 6: 5th and Last Base Folding

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 7: Secure Open End

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 8: Close  Open Ends

Step 9: Cut Round Edges

Use a pair of scissors to cut round-edges on the 2 45 degree corners.

Step 9: Cut Round Edges

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 10: Gently Press the Paper Pattern 

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 11: Fold in the Top Middle Point

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.

Step 12: Repeat Process to Make More 3d Hearts

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

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).

Happy Crafting!

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