How to Fold an Origami Heart

Origami heart has a long history that goes back centuries. Using the traditional Japanese craft technique, we can turn a flat origami paper into a lovely heart, which can be used as a decoration or a bookmark.

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You can use it as a gift for friends or loved ones on special days. Let’s learn how to transfer colorful paper to your love symbol and languages. In addition, this origami heart can be used as a book marker.

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origami red heart | origami ok

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: 5 minutes
  • Paper: 15×15 cm
  • Difficulty: Easy, Beginner friendly

Material

Get a 15*15 cm origami paper, with one red and one white side. 15*15 paper will make a heart around 7.5 in width and 6.5 in height.

Origami Heart Video

You can refer to the video and follow along to finish or follow our step-by-step picture tutorial.

Traditional Origami Heart Step-by-Step Instructions

Step 1

Place the white side of the paper face up and fold in half.

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Step 2

Unfold to get a crease in the center.

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Step 3

Fold from left to right in half.

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Step 4

Unfold it to get a horizontal crease.

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Step 5

Fold the bottom edge to meet the crease in center.

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Step 6

Flip the paper over.

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Step 7

Fold both left and right bottom points diagonally to the vertical center crease.

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Step 8

Flip the paper over.

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Step 9

Fold the top points diagonally to meet the center point.

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Step 10 (Attention)

Slightly lift the two white triangles up, fold the top flap downwards, the red part only, without folding the white triangles on the sides. Bring the top point to meet the bottom one.

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Step 11

Fold the white triangles inwards along bottom edges.

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Step 12

Fold the top corners diagonally to the corners of the white triangles.

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Step 13

Here, we have two red squares. Fold diagonally to form small triangles symmetry to those ones formed in the previous step.

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Step 14

Fold the top point down around 1/3, making the heart more round and cute.

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Finished

Wow, this origami heart is finished. It should be 7.5 cm wide and 6.5 cm high. There will be a small gap along the two layers and consequently you can use it as a bookmark.

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Now we have finished our lovely origami heart. We suggest you making a lovely origami book or gift using this origami heart to express love.

Example one: make two easy origami penguins with an origami heart in center as a wedding gift for friend.

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If you want to find some origami ideas expressing love and caring, explore our collection of origami heart.

  1. Origami Heart Box – using it as a container for rings and gifts.
  2. Origami Puff Heart – puffing heart has a cutter looking and you can use as an extra attachment of the gift. This puff heart is much easier than this version.
  3. Origami heart ring – do you know that you can make heart on a ring and wear it on hand.

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