In today’s tutorial, we’ll show you how to make gum wrapper hearts. Gum wrapper heart is a fun and creative origami project that you can make using empty gum wrappers.
Hello crafty people, how about we try a recycled craft today? Like many, I love gum and sometimes I try to make beautiful things out of the wrapper. Isn’t it a great way to recycle and reuse something that would otherwise be discarded?; and the end result is a cute and charming little heart that can be used as a decorative item or a unique gift. You can add gum wrapper origami hearts to gift boxes or gift cards to add some cuteness or use them for other crafts.
A gum wrapper heart would cost the price of gum; in that case, the cost would be zero! This origami craft requires a few minutes only and it’s super beginner-friendly.
How to Make a Gum Wrapper Heart
List of Supplies
It’s actually an origami gum wrapper heart. So, no tool is required for this craft.
- Gum wrapper (the rectangle gun wrapper)
Step-by-Step Instructions to Make Gum Wrapper Hearts
Step 1: Base Fold
Take a gum wrapper and flatten it on a flat and even surface; keeping the silver (or finished side) facing down. Fold in the wide side (use the creases on the gum wrapper as folding lines) of the wrapper and flatten it neatly.
Step 2: Narrow and Half Base Folds
Fold-in the opposite side (narrow side) and flatten it neatly with the rest of the pattern. Basically, we just folded the paper as it was wrapped around the gum, except for the 2 small-open sides.
Step 3: Form the Right Side
Unfold the half-fold. Fold up the right-half side of the pattern and align the bottom half-right side with the middle crease of the pattern.
Step 4: Form the Left Side
Similarly, fold up the bottom left-half side and align it with the middle crease of the pattern. Both the right and left sides should be aligned adjacent to each other. Now, turn the whole pattern to the other side.
Step 5: Form the Top-Right Side
Notice the extra parts along the top. Let’s start from the right side. Fold the extra part of the right side in half. Now, fold the right corner of that part inwards.
Step 6: Form the Top-Right Side
Fold in the left corner of the right part. Then, fold the top corner and the outer corner slightly inwards
Step 7: Form the Top-Left Side
Similarly, fold the left extra part of the origami pattern to complete the gum wrapper heart. Then, turn the pattern to the other side.
Video Tutorial: How to Make a Heart Out of Gum Wrapper- Easy Valentine’s Day Craft
We showed a little trick on how to make a heart out of gum wrapper in 3 different patterns in our YouTube tutorial Head over to our YouTube channel and check it out! Don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel and turn on the notification bell.
How to Make a Heart With Gum Wrapper: Tips for Beginners
Here are some tips if you’re having difficulty learning how to make gum wrapper hearts.
- Use gum wrappers that are rectangular. The square (1:1) gum wrappers won’t work for this craft.
- Make sure to make the base folds along the creases of the gum wrapper.
- You can use printed paper or colored craft papers of the rectangular gum wrapper’s ratio to use them for this craft.
Do you enjoy origami paper crafts? Here are some of our origami craft tutorials that you may also like
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- 3 Ways to Make Origami Envelopes
Enjoying our origami crafts? We really hope you do because we’ll be posting more fun and crafty origami projects every week. Check out our gum wrapper origami heart tutorial on our YouTube channel and let us know which one you like the most! Let us know in the comment section. and If you re-create one of our gum wrapper origami hearts, please tag us on Facebook or Instagram (use #thecraftaholicwitch).
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