Origami Heart Bookmark Tutorial

  • 01 of 03

    Origami Heart Bookmark Instructions

    Origami Heart Bookmark Instructions
    Chrissy Pk

    Learn how to make a cute origami heart bookmark, which makes a great gift for Valentine's Day! If you love your book, give it a pretty heart bookmark! 

    Show your book some love with this pretty origami heart bookmark! Give one to your Valentine this year, you can even write a love note on the inside. 

    Book featured in the photo:  "Complete book of Origami Animals" By David Woodroffe

    Start with paper that is thin but sturdy and preferably with the same colour on both sides.

    I used paper that was 15 x 15 cm with two colours for the tutorial.

    If you are looking for more Valentine's Day craft ideas, check out these Super Easy Origami Hearts, the famous Kawasaki Rose (for more advanced paper folders) or how about an Origami Heart Shaped Box?

    Making a present, you'll need a box to give it in, learn how to make a traditional origami Masu Box with this straight forward photo tutorial. This box can be dressed up with ribbon, and makes a chic gift wrapping option.

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  • 02 of 03

    Origami Heart Bookmark Instructions - Step 1

    Origami Heart Bookmark Instructions
    Chrissy Pk

    1. Start by making the Thin origami heart. (It's pretty easy!) 

    Done that? Now we can continue :)

    2. Fold the front flap under as shown.

    3. This is what you should have.

    4. Fold the right side of the front flap aligning with the vertical crease in the middle.

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  • 03 of 03

    Origami Heart Bookmark Instructions - Step 2

    Origami Heart Bookmark Instructions
    Chrissy Pk

    5. Fold the left side the same way.

    I found it easier to fold this way instead of folding them under straight away.

    6. Open the front flap.

    7. Reverse the last two folds underneath.

    8. The bookmark is finished! You could use a bit of glue to secure the flaps, but it's fine the way it is.

    I like the back of the heart being longer than the front, but you could also do the same to the back.

    To make a super cute origami heart bookmark, use paper that's 7.5 x 7.5 cm!

    I also made a video tutorial of the thin heart, watch that here.

    Did you make a heart bookmark? Tag #paperkawaii on instagram so that I can see it!

    For more tutorials and also video tutorials, I run a youtube channel called Paper Kawaii, also check out some of my websites below if you like :)