Learn how to make Origami Puffy Hearts with this fun and easy step-by-step tutorial!
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I've always loved origami.
It's just so satisfying to create something cute out of a simple piece of paper. So I thought it would be fun to fold up something sweet for Valentine's Day.
After a little searching, I stumbled across a 3D Origami Heart and fell in love. It was just what I had in mind.
I'm going to show you how to create these DIY Origami Hearts step-by-step ... it's easy! Use them as a fun gift, cute decoration, or make a sweet bouquet, like I did.
Origami Puffy Hearts
This easy origami craft is such a fun seasonal project, and they really are simple to make!
The hearts are easy to make ... no crazy folding techniques here. And are a great way to showcase your favorite papers or even recycle old magazines.
Once you make one, you won't be able to stop. Just try!
I turned my hearts into a fun bouquet, and displayed this in a rustic wood and mason jar holder. So cute, right? This cute bouquet makes a super sweet Valentine's Day surprise.
How to Make an Origami Heart
Want to make your own Origami Puffy Hearts? Here's what you'll need:
Step-by-Step Origami Puffy Hearts
Use the photo below as your guide, as you fold the hearts.
- Fold the lower left point of the paper strip over to meet the right side, forming a triangle.
- Continue folding the paper around the triangle until about 2 inches remain. Keep your folds as crisp and straight as possible.
- Fold the excess paper over, then tuck it into the open end of the folded triangle.
- Use your scissors to round the ends of the long side.
- Press your finger into the middle of the long side, creating an indentation and puffing out the heart.
Making the Heart Bouquet
You can use these adorable hearts as is, or turn them into a bouquet. Here's how to do it:
- Wrap a skewer with washi tape. (I left some skewers plain, too.)
- Insert the skewer between the folds of paper on the bottom of the heart.
Tip: before inserting the skewer into the heart, you may want to add a drop of glue to the skewer tip. This will help hold the heart in place.
To create the bouquet, I gathered a few of the hearts together, wrapped them in newspaper, and then secured the paper with string. It's such a cute way to present this Heart Bouquet to a friend or loved one!
The rounded ends of the hearts are open, so you could even string them together to create a Valentine's Day Origami Heart Banner. I may do that next!
Here's a look at the wall where placed the bouquet. I just love how they look displayed in the mason jar holder!
My desk is just to the left, but it needs some work before it makes it's blog debut.
This is a great start toward creating a more inspiring space though.
Looking for more Valentine's Day Projects?
If you loved this fun origami tutorial, then you'll like these sweet projects, too:
You may also like this Origami Star Garland. I hung it on my Christmas Tree, but it can be used year round, too.
Let me know if you try this tutorial ... I'd love to see how your hearts turn out!
Are you planning to surprise your loved ones with something special this Valentine's Day?