Introduction: How to Make a Paper Heart

This instructable will show you how to make a paper shaped heart, using an 8.5" x 11" sheet of paper.

Step 1: Your Sheet of Paper

Start with an 8.5" x 11" sheet of paper. Any color will do.

Step 2: Fold Top Right Hand Corner

Fold top right hand corner, so that its edge aligns with the paper.

Step 3: Fold Top Left Hand Corner

Repeat previous step with left corner.

Step 4: Looks Like This

Your paper should look like this.

Step 5: Fold the Paper Back

Fold the paper back, at center crease.

Step 6: Creases Should Look Like This

Paper should have the following creases.

Step 7: Fold at the Center Crease

Fold at the center crease, pressing inward.

Step 8: Fold the Right Hand Corner Upward

Fold the right hand corner upward, aligning it with the top point (creating a diamond shape).

Step 9: Fold the Left Hand Corner Upward

Repeat previous step with the left hand corner, completing the diamond.

Step 10: Fold the Right Hand Side of the Paper

Fold the right hand side of the paper, aligning the edge with the bottom point of the diamond.

Step 11: Fold the Left

Fold the left hand side.

Step 12: Flip

Flip the paper over.

Step 13: Flip Back

Flip back approx. an inch and a half (1.5") of paper.

Step 14: Flip Down

Flip down the triangular section at the top, making sure it folds all the way, at the original crease.

Step 15: Fold the Bottom Right Hand Corner

Fold the bottom right hand corner, creating a triangle that aligns at the bottom center of the paper.

Step 16: Insert Triangle

Make sure you insert the triangle from the previous step in between the slot created by the larger triangle.

Step 17: Repeat

Repeat the previous two steps with the left bottom corner.

Step 18: Fold the Top Right Point

Fold the top right point toward the center right, to form the top shape of the heart.

Step 19: Insert the Remaining Paper

Insert the remaining paper inside the slot created by the larger triangle, to hold the top in place.

Step 20: Fold the Left

Fold the left hand side.

Step 21: Insert

Insert the remaining portion of the previous triangle into the slot created by the larger triangle.

Step 22: Done!

Flip the paper over, and will you look at that???

You have created a paper heart!

Comments

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Likeabun made it!(author)2017-06-20

I wrote my boyfriend a letter but only had binder paper but folding it like this made it cute! Glad it works with regular 8x11 in paper. Surprisingly easy to do!

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KristyP13 made it!(author)2017-05-13

I thought it would be hard but it was fairly easy.

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Sparkle585 made it!(author)2017-02-15

So CUTE!!

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sm14570 made it!(author)2017-01-18

A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! I love this style of folding a rectangle piece of paper into a heart!

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KessieH made it!(author)2016-12-13

great heart and its nice we dont need a square paper

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MadelieneE made it!(author)2016-12-08

Mine ended up kind of lopsided because I've never been too good with oragami, but this is a wonderful and easy tutorial. Thank you to whoever posted it!

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anjithaammu made it!(author)2016-11-09

Awesome ?

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elijahrussell70 made it!(author)2016-11-04

Heart

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MandiB10 made it!(author)2016-10-17

I made it!

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JellybeanTheDIYmaster made it!(author)2016-08-22

I made it

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sierra101love made it!(author)2016-07-26

tyu8

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AnnaS22 made it!(author)2016-07-11

I made it

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Kalechip made it!(author)2016-04-06

I made it!!

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Mercedes+Fabela made it!(author)2016-03-30

I made it!!!!!

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mercades made it!(author)2016-03-29

I'm stuck on step 7 help!!!!!!

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kealil made it!(author)2016-03-28

made a note for my wife's lunch. Perfect delivery method!

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mikioh made it!(author)2016-03-17

good tutorial and easy <3 my gf will love it i hope :$

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Aarnav+Nagariya made it!(author)2015-12-22

MAST VERY GooooooooD

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awesomenessoverload made it!(author)2015-12-22

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And all you need is paper!

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jojobara made it!(author)2015-12-21

wow

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Jaden+is+awesome made it!(author)2015-12-19

that.is.so.AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Lovely_Liv made it!(author)2015-12-09

this is so cool! i made this for my best friend and she loved it!!!

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gagananand066 made it!(author)2015-11-27

yehhh i made it!!

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switchbird made it!(author)2015-09-02

Awesome!

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TimerT made it!(author)2015-05-18

It's fantastic. Now I have something to give to my gfriend on valentines day. She will definitely like it!

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candylady138 made it!(author)2015-04-09

was fun

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Honza.Sebesta.Hormo made it!(author)2015-04-07

So I made this for my GF and she was amazed by it! Thank you for this instructable it is amazing. :)

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sorry,l am chinese.l can not speak English well.But l know the heart is nice!

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jmihal made it!(author)2015-02-15

Nicely done.

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hkhan32 made it!(author)2015-02-12

it was not much easy but i did it

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chris+higgins made it!(author)2015-02-11

some steps hard to understand but I got there in the end 5star for the work

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izabellac made it!(author)2014-10-23

thx it help so much

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megacoolpaul made it!(author)2014-10-13

I'm gonna give it to my girlfriend! ❤

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masoumeh.baghaei made it!(author)2014-08-11

i made it...coooooooooool

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VryissisTheVixen made it!(author)2014-06-20

I made it! Nice one,i will show this to my friend

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star_above_the_clouds made it!(author)2012-04-14

Easiest origami ever! Thanks! (:

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jszostakiewicz made it!(author)2011-11-19

howwwwwww

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krazyartzz03 made it!(author)2012-02-15

its not working i hate this it supid o_0

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ywern made it!(author)2011-12-11

Its so cool !! Thanks !!!

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YoshiLover made it!(author)2011-12-07

Blahhh I Cnt Figure This Out. /:

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bmontiel made it!(author)2011-08-07

thanxs i know how to make a paper heart now

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msoun made it!(author)2011-07-19

there is a different way for doing this.

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melanopia made it!(author)2011-06-19

i dont seem to figure this out =(

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crios42 made it!(author)2011-06-16

Very nice. We had no trouble following your instructions. Thanks!

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sharley1 made it!(author)2011-05-29

I made this out of a five pound note, its a nice touch for someones birthday :)

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sgreen5 made it!(author)2011-05-22

Thankx !-But iMiness came out Weird.lOl :))

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kstricklin made it!(author)2011-04-06

Very Fun Thanks!

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LoveYewh made it!(author)2011-02-11

Lmaoo Dhis Is Hard Aht 1st Dhen Wen Youu Get Dha Hanq Of It Is Mahd Easy ,,,,,

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dombeef made it!(author)2011-02-20

It Is Hard Ot Undrestand Yuo Wen Youuu Don Use Spel Chek And Al Yor Words Aer All Capitals ,,,,,,

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HALOPLAYER101 made it!(author)2010-12-15

I`ve already made 5 of them!

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