DIY Origami Heart Box- Secret Message (easy




Introduction: DIY Origami Heart Box- Secret Message (easy

This simple heart origami box is pretty cool- once opened it reveals a secret message!!

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Step 1: Preparation

Fold square paper in half (colour or pattern facing down) on both diagonal axis. Cease well and unfold.

Step 2: Beginning the Project

Fold all corners to the centre, crease well and unfold.

Step 3: Folding In

Turn the paper over, fold top and bottom corners 'till crease line.

Step 4: Repeat

Fold top left and bottom over existing crease line.

Step 5: Adding Text

Write message in the box shown above. When the person opens the heart later, it will show the message u will write. Fold top left and bottom right to meet in the centre

Step 6: Horizontal?

Turn the paper so it's horizontal

Step 7: Point ADBC

Fold point A to point C. Crease well and unfold. Then fold point D to point B. Crease well and unfold.

Step 8: The Tricky Bit

Make 2 diagonal folds as shown bellow

Step 9: AGAIN the Tricky Bit

Fold the right tip over to the left tip. Press paper down

Step 10: Nearly Half Way...

Fold the top and bottom tips to the centre. Crease well.

Step 11: The Left Tip

Fold the other tip to the right. Crease well.

Step 12: Half Way...

Now make a vertical fold, making the top layer over to the right edge.

Step 13: Repeating

Now turn paper 180 degrees. Repeat steps 8-12

Step 14: Forming the Heart

Fold bottom two corners in to make the bottom of the heart. Crease well. Then, make a smaller fold at the top left and top right to create the top of the heart. Measure from where you just folded about 2mm and snip from there to the centre.

Step 15: SORRY...

I'm sorry if this was hard to follow. As you can imagine it is quite tricky to explain I just thought I had to share it with you guys. If you couldn't make this, put it in the comments and I'll try my best to explain the part you got stuck on. Thank you :) my next instructables will probably be another origami or a rainbow loom creation as I have quite a few that I'd like to share. Sorry again

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11 Discussions


2 months ago

Just finished it! Worked quite well!


Reply 2 months ago

aaaaaaaa NO!!!!

Izabela Hernandez
Izabela Hernandez

Tip 12 months ago on Step 1

On #1, if u don't have a small square paper, just make one out of a rectangular paper by making a sort-of triangle on one of the sides and cut off the excess paper. (The excess paper is the trianglular peice of paper)


3 years ago

It was really easy u just have to be paitient. but i made it.


5 years ago on Introduction

Thank you for sharing this. appreciate you making this instruction page. will be making a gift for my soon-to-be-hubby by making paper stars and these hearts :)


5 years ago

Thank you everyone for your nice comments, sandystarr28 I hope your husband likes it! :)


5 years ago

ditto on the last comment! I'm going to be doing this for my husband tomorrow!


5 years ago on Introduction

Nice project, and the documentation was great! It was easy to follow and understand, and your photos are well-lit and very clear. Good job all around!

No need for the apology at the end. You should just delete that :)