How to Fold a Love Letter into an Origami Heart

How to Fold a Letter into an Origami Heart | I Try DIY

I still remember how I learned to fold letters into origami hearts like these. It was sometime in highschool. I had received a letter folded into this cute little heart. I had left it in my room while I was off to school. When I got back home, that letter was unraveled on my bed. Whoever snooped to read it, couldn’t put back the humpty dumpty of a letter back together again. Did a heart-shaped letter scream love letter? I was pretty pissed off back then, but I find it extremely funny now. Read on to learn how to make an origami heart. (Scroll down to the very end to watch a video tutorial instead!)

I Try DIY | How to Fold a Love Letter into an Origami Heart
It all starts with a love letter. Haha! Actually, just any letter will do. Make sure your paper is a rectangle. The longer or more narrow the sheet of paper, the better.

I Try DIY | How to Fold a Love Letter into an Origami Heart

Start out by folding the top right corner onto the left edge of the paper.

I Try DIY | How to Fold a Love Letter into an Origami Heart

Unfold, and repeat with the other side.

I Try DIY | How to Fold a Love Letter into an Origami Heart

You’ll end up with these pyramid like folds.

I Try DIY | How to Fold a Love Letter into an Origami Heart

Gently allow the sides to pucker and collapse inward. I usually tell workshop participants to listen to the paper and the folds, not going against what comes naturally.

I Try DIY | How to Fold a Love Letter into an Origami Heart

After creasing the folds further, you should end up with something like this.

I Try DIY | How to Fold a Love Letter into an Origami Heart

Next, take the right corner of the triangle, and fold towards the top peak.

I Try DIY | How to Fold a Love Letter into an Origami Heart

Repeat with the left corner.

I Try DIY | How to Fold a Love Letter into an Origami Heart

Fold the right flap towards the center.

I Try DIY | How to Fold a Love Letter into an Origami Heart

And repeat with the other side.

I Try DIY | How to Fold a Love Letter into an Origami Heart

This is what it should look like afterward.

I Try DIY | How to Fold a Love Letter into an Origami Heart

To continue, flip it over.

I Try DIY | How to Fold a Love Letter into an Origami Heart

Fold the bottom edge towards the bottom of the triangle part. Depending on the size of the paper, it’ll be like folding your paper into thirds.

I Try DIY | How to Fold a Love Letter into an Origami Heart

Next, fold down the first layer of the triangle peak.

I Try DIY | How to Fold a Love Letter into an Origami Heart

Next, fold the bottom right corner towards the center fold.

I Try DIY | How to Fold a Love Letter into an Origami Heart

Tuck the corner into the triangle’s pocket.

I Try DIY | How to Fold a Love Letter into an Origami Heart

Repeat on the left side. You’ll end up with two bunny ears up top.

I Try DIY | How to Fold a Love Letter into an Origami Heart

Take the right bunny ear, and fold at an angle downwards.

I Try DIY | How to Fold a Love Letter into an Origami Heart

Tuck the tip into the pocket.

I Try DIY | How to Fold a Love Letter into an Origami Heart

Repeat on the other side.

I Try DIY | How to Fold a Love Letter into an Origami Heart

All done! Try folding your Valentines into Origami Hearts this year, for an added DIY touch.

I Try DIY | How to Fold a Love Letter into an Origami Heart

Confused? Watch the video tutorial here!

Check out other I Try DIY Valentine-themed tutorials from previous years:

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