How to Make a Paper Heart

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Intro: 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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JenZ7

20 days ago

I made it

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2023jlopez46

Question 5 months ago

how do you do that

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Kennybenny

Question 8 months ago on Step 2

do we unfold it afterword?

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addisonsteward

8 months ago

I like this thing maybe we should build some more stuff in class

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h19mbritton

8 months ago

i made it out of a letter for my crush at school it made a cute way to give it to him

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KristyP13

1 year ago

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

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sm14570

1 year ago

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

1 year ago

great heart and its nice we dont need a square paper

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Kalechip

2 years ago

I made it!!

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mercades

2 years ago

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

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mikioh

2 years ago

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