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Valentine's Day - Folded Book Art - Heart inside a heart

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This Folded Book Art is a perfect gift to give for Valentine's Day!

After searching for a while i found this website that offers patterns, this was one of their promotion patterns and i just love to share this with you!

In the next steps i'll explain to you how to fold this heart into a book. (I used a picture from their website for the front image)

If you want to do a smaller project first, to test it out, please check my other tutorial here.
 
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Step 1: Collecting the materials needed

For us to be able to create folded book art we need a few things:

- We need a book. It's best to use a hardcovered book, as these books will give the best results when displaying them.
- We need a ruler in centimeters, as these patterns are displayed in centimeters
- And ofcourse we need a pencil to mark the pages.
pastormick5 months ago

great idea, thanks for posting! I just finished mine. A few thoughts...

  • in order to work for this, a book needs to be more like 300 pages. when the author of this instructable refers to 139 pages, she is referring to the actual page, where as books a generally numbered on the front and back of each page. hence, a 139 page book is only 1/2 as long as you need to do this project.
  • if you use a book with page numbers at the top, then the page number needs to be in the upper left corner when the book is in position to work on. basically the bottom of the book must be to the right, with the left of the book to the bottom.
  • if you are using a book that has more than the exact number of pages, find the middle of the book, then count backwards 70 pages [NOT FRONT/BACK, 70 ACTUAL PIECES OF PAPER]. wherever you end up, that should be your page 1 to start marking and folding. this way, your design will be centered in the middle of the book.
Magistro (author)  pastormick5 months ago

Thanks Pastormick for adding these comments! I'll make this a feature comment so people can see this!

vaderag made it!2 months ago

Thanks for this - I made it for my wife for our first wedding anniversary (which is paper!) - absolutely perfect.

It wasn't the most fun thing I've ever made, and for a while I was worried it wasnt going to come out, but I think the results were worth it :)

Thanks for the Instructable!

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Make_This5 months ago
Good directions. I covered the book with appropriate wrapping paper using spray adhesive. Then I folded over the edges. Much nicer than the original cover. Thx very much for the idea n directions.
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emikayee5 months ago
I made this for my girlfriend for valentines day, she LOVED it, thank you!
Side note, I didn't have a CM ruler, so I had to convert every single measurement over to inches, all in all this bad boy took me 7 hours to make... But totally worth it!!
JeDi RuLeS made it!5 months ago

Was really easy making it with the help from your step by step instructions........

My wife was delighted to see it. Thanks a lot.....

The only change I made was to keep the fold edge at the same place rather than 90 degree as mentioned in the instruction, but still managed to get this one.......

It looks cool.........

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Magistro (author)  JeDi RuLeS5 months ago

Looks great :)

jcannizzo5 months ago
How many pages should the book be? Does it have to be exactly 139, or does it not matter? And do you start at page one or just try to center it in the book?
Magistro (author)  jcannizzo5 months ago

It needs 139 foldable pages (sheets of paper). So the last page number should be at least 278. You can also use a book that has more pages, no problem. You should try to center it.

rrose13 jcannizzo5 months ago

the book I used was over 500 and I started about 10 pages in I don't guess it matters really it just based on how it looks

rrose135 months ago

it looks amazing but somehow it ended up upside down?

Magistro (author)  rrose135 months ago

Pastormick is right, you probably have a book which has the page numbers at the top. But you'll probably be fine with turning the book upside down when displaying it :)

possibly you used a book in which the page numbers are on the top of the page and not the bottom. in that case, the directions regarding how to place the book might be a bit confusing.

tgarstang5 months ago
amazing,I have made it for my girlfriend for valentines day,she is gonna love it,thank you so much
Magistro (author)  tgarstang5 months ago

You're welcome! I'm sure she loves it :)

MadHatter205 months ago
How did you do this bc I made the marks but can't fold without ripping or cutting.

I actually had to rip mine I think its because taller book the top of the page is father to the mark

Magistro (author)  MadHatter205 months ago

Howcome you can't fold pages? Just fold them like shown in the image.

kenralph5 months ago
this looks such good fun! thank you for sharing I'm wondering if the second half of the heart should be folded the other way, for the sake of symmetery
Magistro (author)  kenralph5 months ago

Just follow the instructions and you'll get the heart :)