Hi there. Here’s Part 2 of my Origami Hearts tutorial. I was going to place them into 1 post but it seemed quite long. This tutorial shows how to make the Basic Heart. Check out Part 1 to create the small hearts here.
The 2nd basic Origami heart requires a square piece of paper preferably with the same colour on both sides of the paper, you will see why it’s better than having one coloured side paper. For the tutorial purposes, I have used one sided colour paper.
- Place the square piece of paper on the table and turn it 45 degrees to the right so that the square is in a diamond shape
- Fold the left corner of the diamond shape into the middle, then repeat with the right corner. Your paper should be the same as the photo
- Then take the corner that is in the middle and fold it to the end of the paper. Repeat the same action on the right hand side of the diamond.
- Turn the paper over, then take the left hand side of the newly created shape and fold into the centre. Repeat this on the right hand side to create a thinner diamond shape.
- Then turn the paper over and fold in half. Take the middle corner point on the left side of the paper and gently open to the left. The side should meet the edge of the paper. Repeat this on the right hand side, opening to the right side.
- Flip over the paper and repeat Step 5 again. You should have this shape at this step. Open up the paper and take the bottom corner that is touching the table and fold it into the middle. Then take both corners and fold it into the centre to create the bottom point of the heart. Turn the paper over and repeat the same step with the bottom corners.
- You should have a neatly folded heart which you can either write a message inside the middle of the heart (continue steps below) or you can glue the bottom tips together so it doesn’t open up.
If you would like to write a message then:
- Open the heart up, you should see the diamond shape inside the heart. Fold this down on both top and bottom sides to create room to write.
- Then write the message inside, and close the heart
In the end, you should have a heart that looks like this. As you can see, I have white tips on the top of my heart. This was the reason why it’s best to have the same colour on both sides of the paper.
Let me know if you have any problems or questions. Might try and do a video tutorial when I have the time. Hope you have fun making these hearts! If you tried this tutorial, remember to take a photo of your creation and share it on instagram with @sweetgeeklife so I see how well you have done! ^_^