More DIY wedding decorations are coming your way!  Learn how to make origami hearts with this do-it-yourself tutorial.  They’re inexpensive, easy to make, versatile and look great!  Hang the hearts as a backdrop to a cake or guest book table, dangle them from trees, use as place cards or seating cards, scatter them down the ceremony aisle instead of flower petals, hang large hearts on shepherds hooks or use them in place of a guest book.  Scatter paper, pens and instructions around the reception tables, then encourage guests to write their best wishes to you on the paper and fold them into origami hearts.  You could pin them to a cork board, fill up glass vases or string them up somewhere when they’re done.  And now, enough with the ideas.  Let’s get folding!

{step one}

You can make a variety of different sized hearts depending on what size of paper you start off with. The one in this tutorial is A6. I started with an A4 then halved it so it was A5 then halved it again to get A6. (That’s 5.8 x 4.1 inches here in the US.  A similar size could be obtained by folding a standard letter sized piece of paper in half two times.)

{step two}

Fold one corner over to meet the edge and then do the same with the other corner. Make sure you go over the folded side a few times to get crisp, sharp edges.

{step three}

Open the folded corners and then squeeze the center pieces together until they meet and press down from the top so that it looks like this.

{step four}

Take each corner of the top triangle you have just made and fold upwards so they form two smaller triangles or little flaps.

{step five}

Flip the whole thing over and fold down the tip of the triangle, leaving the two little flaps behind. Then take each little flap and at an angle fold them down and tuck the ends in to each side of the folded down tip you have just made. This will form the top of your heart.

{step six + seven}

Flip the whole thing over again so you can see the back base of your heart. With the remaining bits of paper, fold each side inward until they meet to leave a long strip coming from the base of the heart.

{step eight}

Flip the whole thing back to the front and fold the long strip inward all the way underneath the tip. Then take each remaining bottom corner, fold them inward and tuck them into the same place you did the top little flaps.

{step nine}

Voila!…One little origami heart!

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