3D Origami Heart Tutorial

What's love if I need an occasion to celebrate it. Isn't it? Like me, many believe in the celebrating love every single day. Once I had secretly placed munchies in my hubby's office bag and then called him up the next day, asking him to check the pocket. That laughter and happiness was absolutely priceless. 

And it's even more personalized if you have made something with your own hands, struggling to keep the pieces in place, wondering which one goes where, calculating how many more pieces you need, with fingers laced in glue and bits of paper, you create something purely out of love. 

I made this a couple of years back. Had to improvise a lot and it was extremely painful to keep everything intact. But the admiration I received was worth all the struggle.

If you are looking forward to make something special, here's  a step by step instructions to make this 3D origami heart.

The below picture shows how to fold triangles - Golden venture Folding

From a single A4 size paper, 32 such pieces can be made.

I used around 200 such pieces. All created from A4 size printed paper, which I had colored red using crayons. Yeah it's a lot of work. If you have colored paper handy, use that. I feel, the steps would be more easier to follow if you have some experience in creating 3D Origami, but there's no reason why you can't start making one today :)

From step 1 to 5, keep on adding  pieces, increasing one piece with each level as shown. 

In step 6, leave the center while keep adding pieces on either side. So in total you will be adding 6 pieces.
After this level, you need to add 6 pieces at every level, till it forms a shape as shown in picture.

Step 10 is quite tricky, insert the open ends on right side marked 1,2,3 into the pockets on left side marked 1,2,3. If your pieces are coming out, stick them with a glue. 

After that press the module in shape.

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For more - check out my FB page The Art of folding a Paper


  1. Wow...thanks for this...I wish someday I become less lazy and actually try out some of these amazing things :)

  2. Wow! This is awesome! This needs so much of patience (200 pieces!!!!!!!) and precision too! You are too good at all the creative works!

  3. wowowow that is awesomeeeeeeeeeeeeee


  4. A masterpiece :) I won't even dream of trying to make something like it, butter fingers :)

  5. That's amazing Raj! I hope you got a well-deserved hug and kiss for that! It seems like you put A LOT of love and patience into that! ;) <3

  6. OMG this looks amazing. Have to hand it to you for your patience and diligence. It looks beautiful.

  7. wow! this is so beautiful and one requires so much patience to try it.

  8. Holy moly - fantastic origami - I would like to try this - but it looks so complicated. Great work!

  9. Awesome Rajlakshmi... It's a beautiful one...wondering if I'd have your patience to make this.


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