In this tutorial, we’ll take a look at three different methods for making origami hearts, complete with step-by-step folding instructions and a video tutorial.
Are you in the mood for some origami crafting? We certainly are! This week, we wanted to share something sweet and adorable with you. If you want to learn how to make origami hearts from a single sheet of paper, you’re in luck! These origami heart patterns are perfect for practicing your origami skills, and they’re sure to bring a smile to your face.
Whether it’s Valentine’s Day, a birthday, an anniversary, or a friendly greeting; adding some origami hearts to a gift or card can surely make a big difference.
We are sharing three different origami heart tutorials, suitable for a range of skill levels. The first tutorial is easy and beginner-friendly, perfect for those who are new to origami. It’s a cute and easy origami heart. The other two origami patterns are a bit more intermediate and include an origami heart with a pocket and a heart origami with a note
You can make all 3 origami hearts (one of each) using a sheet of A4 size paper; which means that this craft won’t even cost a dollar.
Things You Will Need
No tools are required for these origami projects. But you can use a ruler, pencil, and scissors if you need to measure and cut out square sheets of paper.
- Craft papers
- Sharpie – for the pocket heart and note heart
How to Make Origami Hearts
Method 1: Easy & Cute Origami Hearts for Beginners
Step 1: Base Folding
Prepare a piece of square sheet. Fold the paper in half diagonally on any one side and then unfold it. Bring any one of the corners (of either side of the diagonal crease) to the middle point of the diagonal crease. Now, fold the opposite corner and join it with the middle point of the opposite edge.
Step 2: Heart Base Shape
Fold the current pattern in half and then unfold it again. Fold the bottom (wider side) half-right side of the current pattern and align it with the middle crease. Similarly, fold the left side. Turn the heart base to the other side.
Step 3: Base Folding
Fold 1 cm of the top corner of the base heart’s right part. Similarly, fold the left part. Fold in 1 cm of both sides and then unfold the sides.
Step 4: Base Folding
Slightly open the side and tuck the corner inside, along the crease lines. Similarly, open and tuck in the corner of the other side. Turn the heart pattern to the other side and it’s done!
Method 2: Origami Heart with a Pocket!
Step 1: Base Folding
Prepare a piece of square sheet. Fold the paper into half diagonally on both sides and then flip the paper. Make vertical and horizontal half-folds and then unfold. Flip the paper and push in the horizontal and vertical folds and draw the center upwards. Flatten the pattern. There should be 1 flap on each side of the flattened pattern; hold the corner.
Step 2: Tuck in Pockets
Join the open corner of a flap with the corner on the opposite side of the pattern. Unfold and tuck the open half part of the flap inwards. Turn the current pattern to the other side and tuck in the flap as well. Rotate the pattern and bring the 2 divided parts to the top. Fold the open corners of the 2 parts and join them with the corners on their open sides.
Step 3: Form the Top Right Part
Unfold the last 2 folds and slightly open them. Tuck the folded parts inwards; keeping the folds along the crease lines created in the previous step.
Step 4: Form the Rest of the Origami Heart
Prepare a piece of square sheet. Fold the paper in half diagonally on both sides. Flip the paper and make vertical and horizontal half-folds. Flip the paper and push in the horizontal and vertical folds and draw the center upwards.
Step 5: Base Folding
Similarly, fold the other side. Fold the top corners by 1 cm inwards. Fold the side corners by a cm inwards as well. Turn the heart pattern and it is ready. You can write down a small note and insert it into the pocket of the origami heart.
Method 3: Heart Origami with a Note!
Step 1: Base Creases
Prepare a piece of the sheet into 20cm x 5cm. Fold the paper into half lengthwise and then unfold. Fold both sides inside, aligning along the middle crease. Unfold the side folds as well. These will leave crease lines and divide the paper into 4 squares.
Step 2: Base Folding
Fold the 2nd square from the right into half by aligning its outer crease with the middle crease. Unfold and then fold the outer rectangle in half. Similarly, fold the left side of the paper.
Step 3: Forming the Middle
Turn the current pattern to the other side and fold in the 4 corners of the top-lifted-up square. Unfold any 2 corners along the outer edge and fold those inwards.
Step 4: Forming the Middle
Hold the middle part of the folded-in corners and fold it out. Flatten that part with the base pattern. Similarly, fold the other side of the pattern and then turn the pattern to the other side.
Step 5: Forming the Sides
Fold the right square into half, vertically. And then, fold the left square into half as well. Turn the pattern to the other side. Fold the bottom right corner and join it along the adjacent side, diagonally.
Step 6: Forming the Sides
Fold the top left corner of the same side. Then, fold the right (outer) corner to complete the right side of the origami note heart. Fold in the top corner slightly. Similarly, fold the left side of the pattern.
Step 7: Completing the Heart Craft
Fold the inner edge of the right side along the middle crease. And then do the same for the left side. This will join the inner edges of both sides together. You can write down a note along the middle part and then close the heart by joining the inner edges.
Video Tutorial: How to Fold an Origami Heart
If you are having difficulty understanding the picture tutorials, you Check out the video tutorials on all 3 origami hearts on our YouTube channel. We have shared the link to the origami heart with a note, but you can find the 2 other origami heart pattern tutorials on the pocket origami heart and note origami heart on our YouTube channel as well.
Tips for Beginners
Here are some tips if you’re having difficulty crafting origami hearts.
- Use a square (1:1) sheet for the easy and pocket origami hearts.
- Make sure to keep the ratio 4:1 for the note origami heart.
- Use light or medium-light craft papers for this origami project.
- Use thick craft paper if you want to make a bigger origami heart for the pocket and note ones.
- Make the initial/ base folds as neatly as possible.
- Use patterned papers for variation.
Do you enjoy origami paper crafts? Here are some of our origami craft tutorials that you may also like
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- How to Make Paper Spider
- 3 Ways of Making Origami Boxes with Paper & Lid
- 3 Ways to Make Origami Envelopes
If you visit our blog regularly, you probably already know that we really enjoy sharing origami projects. We’re hoping that you’ll enjoy the origami hearts tutorials. Which one do you want to make? Let us know in the comment section. and If you re-create one of our origami hearts, please tag us on Facebook or Instagram (use #thecraftaholicwitch).