I was trying to use an origami module that I use a lot (for example here and here) for making decorations. I knew that I could make flat squares and triangles with it, so I realized hearts should be possible to make with them. I drew out the heart, to know how many pieces it would take, and folded all those pieces. The first times putting it together was a bit chaotic, but I then knew exactly what to look at when making my next heart. The first one I made was the white heart. As you can see in the top left corner, the squares aren't really next to each other. The second one I made, the red one, was part of a Christmas gift exchange. It turned out just the way I wanted it to be. Enjoy!

Step 1: Materials

To make one heart, you will need the following:

- 38 (!!!) square pieces of paper, mine were 8 cm and gave a heart of about 15 cm in height
- yarn
- scissors
- glue
- needle
<p>This would have been excellent for the Valentines Day Contest, but even I could not stop myself publishing this 2 months before. :-)</p><p>Very creative Emily! Good job. :D</p>
<p>Haha thanks, I already had a really hard time waiting to publish it, since it was a present I wanted it to arrive first :) I can't believe I still have drafts waiting to be published, but I don't want to take the risk of not having the time to make instructables during the jewelry contest! (Oh, this also could have been in the paper craft contest :) </p>
<p>No problem Emily! I can understand why you published it early, I would have done the same! :-)</p><p>Like you, I have some drafts of projects - just waiting for the right time (like when a contest is on). I believe this could have easily been a winner but I'm sure one of your other entries will reserve a spot ;-)</p><p>All the best Emily! :D</p>
<p>I really hope one of them becomes a finalist :)</p><p>Waiting is so hard!! (Or maybe I'm just really impatient :p)</p>
<p>I'm quite sure you will be a finalist! - you post some very innovative things like the heart pendant! :D</p><p>Yes, I find waiting is hard, but thats what makes it all enjoyable for me, the build up to it :D</p>
<p>Looks like you were right about the heart pendant :D</p>
<p>Yay! Congratulations Emily on being a finalist! You must be thrilled and so happy!! :-)</p>
<p>Thank you! I am indeed :D :D :D :D :D :D :D </p>
<p>Haha, I can tell! :-D :D :-D :D</p><p>Now to reply to your PMs! :-)</p>
very creative!
thank you :)
lovely work.
Thank you!
I was wondering what paper you used?
I used folding paper, but I think any kind of paper would work, although the thicker the paper the harder it would be.
great job but how long did take you to make this
That would be about one evening for the folding and about 1-2 hours for putting it together.
I wondered how you put all those pieces together when I first saw it, it's amazing! Great job! :)
I'm glad you like it!!

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Bio: Industrial Design student at Eindhoven University of Technology
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