How to Make an Easy Origami Heart Box

A heart-shaped box, it is cute and can be used to hold some small stuff like your buttons, crochet markers or tools for other craft. Come along and learn how to make it, it’s so much fun!

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It is an open origami box without lid. Two heart boxes can be combined together and serve as a lid. We have a collection of origami box ideas, both beginner friendly and advanced boxes included. Check our list of origami boxes if you are still searching for inspirations for the items.

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If you are new to origami, start here from our beginner guide to know the basics and how to read the step-by-step instructions.

  • Folding time: 10 minutes
  • Paper: 15×15 cm
  • Difficulty: Easy, Beginner friendly

Material

Get a 15×15 cm origami paper, one side red and one side white. For a larger box, use a bigger square origami paper.

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Origami Heart Box Video

Step by Step Instructions

Step 1

Start with the white side of the paper facing up and fold it in half.

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Step 2

Unfold it.

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Step 3

Fold it in half from left to right.

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Step 4

Unfold it again.

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Step 5

Fold the paper in half diagonally from the bottom left to the top right.

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Step 6

Then unfold it again.

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Step 7

Fold it in half diagonally from the bottom right to the top left.

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Step 8

Unfolding the paper, we can see here are four intersecting creases.

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Step 9

Fold the top right corner and the bottom left corner of the paper to the center.

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Step 10

Fold two bottom edges of these two red triangles to meet the center crease.

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Step 11

Then unfold the paper completely.

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Step 12

Fold the top left corner and the bottom right corner to the center.

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Step 13

Fold the bottom part of the paper up vertically along the dotted line.

Note that this crease should form a right-angled isosceles triangle with the two creases below the midpoint of the paper.

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Step 14

Make a middle crease and unfold it.

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Step 15

Fold these two edges along the dotted line to the center, in the same manner as step 10.

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Step 16

Unfold them to 90 degrees, creating two vertical edges.

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Step 17

Push both of these diagonal creases on both sides towards the center, creating valley folds.

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Step 18

Lift the top point up to 90 degrees.

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Step 19

Then fold it down along the dotted line. Adjust its shape to make it more square.

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Step 20

Rotate it 180 degrees clockwise.

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Step 21

Press down the left part of the paper along the crease you made in step 13.

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Step 22

Fold these two sides together.

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Step 23

Fold this corner to the left to meet the inside.

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Step 24

Rotate the paper 45 degrees clockwise.

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Step 25

Push the right corner to the left, and crease it well along the existing crease.

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Step 26

Fold the top point down along the dotted line.

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Step 27

Flatten the arched edge.

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Step 28

Tuck it between the two layers located in the middle of the top of the heart. Adjust it to make the bottom flat.

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