How to Make a Paper Heart

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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!

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85 Comments

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emma-faircloth2004
emma-faircloth2004

9 months ago on Step 22

i used this in a passive aggressive note as a snap back at a girl who left a note about her parking on my friends car.

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Sturma
Sturma

10 months ago

I used this to confess my love to my best friend great paper heart thing but she still rejected me

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vernip
vernip

1 year ago on Step 7

How do I do this I can’t do it

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Intelligent_Human
Intelligent_Human

Reply 1 year ago

Once the crease is like what it says you grab the top, pull it down and the paper does the rest.

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h.pgamer68
h.pgamer68

Reply 1 year ago

same

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Ableschable299
Ableschable299

1 year ago on Step 21

WOW! Thanks marisela218, My mom is going to love this, but it is all thanks to you, your going to make my mom's day!

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Ableschable299
Ableschable299

Tip 1 year ago on Step 21

Maybe you should use the heart for a Mother's Day gift, Because that's what I'm doing!

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h.pgamer68
h.pgamer68

1 year ago

how do you do number 7

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2023jlopez46
2023jlopez46

Question 4 years ago

how do you do that

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Sketchybooky12345
Sketchybooky12345

Answer 1 year ago

You just follow the steps

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agaliendo4602
agaliendo4602

1 year ago

How you post your, heart, on here I'm struggling?

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Sketchybooky12345
Sketchybooky12345

Reply 1 year ago

You just click add images and click camera them boom

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Rimau
Rimau

1 year ago

I made three and gave them to my boyfriend

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audrey.635401
audrey.635401

1 year ago

i need help on step 5 i am so stuck

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azmarie.hi
azmarie.hi

1 year ago on Step 4

how do u get it to look like that on number 4

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audrey.635401
audrey.635401

Reply 1 year ago

hi my name is audrey and making it is so easy

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alex.vera
alex.vera

Question 1 year ago on Step 7

how the heck do you do this step im confused

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ashleysalazar068
ashleysalazar068

Question 3 years ago on Step 18

Step 18 is kinda confusing and I am stuck on that step

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❤️ Love_and_R ❤️
❤️ Love_and_R ❤️

Answer 3 years ago

Fold the edges up to make triangles like so (pic 1)
And then in the slots put the edges in (pic 2)

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