# Simple Decorative Origami Heart / Book Mark

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## Introduction: Simple Decorative Origami Heart / Book Mark

This is an easy origami heart, great for rookies and pros :)

Since I officially suck at explaining, the pictures may help you more than my description of the step.

Also, since the bottom of the heart opens, you can also use it as a book mark.

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## Step 1: Step 1: Paper

I used printer paper for the instructable, but origami paper or any other will do.
Cut it into two connected squares.

## Step 2: Step 2: Creases

Folding one square at a time, fold diagonally (so the creases form an X) and fold backwards to create a line that runs down the center of the X.

## Step 3: Step 3: Triangles

Follow the creases and press the two squares into two triangles.

'Nuff said.

## Step 5: Step 5: Fold Flaps Toward Vertex of the Triangle

Take each little flap and fold them toward the vertex of the matching triangle.

## Step 6: Step 6

Open up the flaps and press them down to four squares.

## Step 7: Step 7

Fold back one side (either side will do) of the bigger square.

## Step 8: Step 8

Turn the origami over, and fold back the corners that are sticking out.

## Step 9: Step 9: Start the Decoration

Fold the sides of each small square toward the center line (the diagonal).

## Step 10: Step 10: Almost Done

Open up the new "pockets" (<- I really can't think of a better word for those little things....-_-...again, I suck at explaining. Sorry), and press them down.

## Step 11: Step 11: Finishing Touches (extra Help)

Fix anything that doesn't look quite right, and-------*DRUM ROLL PLEASE!* You're done!

Use it as a Valentine's card or rip it up to show your hatred toward love, or do whatever your heart desires :)

Also, I published a video on how to fold this on Youtube, check it out if you still need some help:

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## 39 Discussions

Awesome design!
It was pretty easy to make and simple.

Thank you so much! Keep at it, this was a really excellent tutorial, the first time I have ever been truly satisfied with my end-product of origami. You're a great instructor, well-paced and well-imaged. Thanks

Very nice Instructable. You are actually a pretty good explainer!

Except step 8 where I "overfolded" a little bit too much, excellent instructable. I would love to see your instructable on the tulips from the last step, those look great too.

This is very pretty! I will try making one for holiday gifts. Thanks for sharing your hard work!
sunshiine

can u help me better this is prety hard

Pretty cool product, but im not going to lie, you need to redo the instructable. No offence... but this one sucked.

Hey! At least ninjacow said at the beginning that he/she wasn't good at explaining things. i think that they did a pretty good job at explaining anyway

I agree. The pictures pretty much tell the story. You do not really need to write anything more. Good job.

I found these instructions great and easy to follow. Thanks for posting :)