Formula Z/S

The ancient art of Japanese paper folding was used to make this romantic design, complete with a pocket for a place card. Making the 3 1/4 inch high stand-up heart shape is surprisingly simple. Choose 6-inch square origami papers with a pretty pattern or different color on each side; both will be visible in the heart.

1. Lay paper on work surface with the side you want for the heart face down. Fold paper in half; unfold.

2. Bring top left corner in to center crease; repeat with top right corner.

3. Turn paper over.

4. Fold left edge in to center crease; repeat with right edge.

5. Fold top point down to meet with bottom edge. Fold top outer corners back. Fold two flaps that meet in the center under, to create the V of the heart shape. Slide place card into pocket behind heart, and stand the heart up.

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Comments (20)

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Anonymous
April 5, 2015
Can someone please post a link to instructions that worked? I've been doing origami for years, and without a visual these instructions make no sense. We'd love to use this at our wedding this fall. Thanks!
Anonymous
March 2, 2015
I finally looked up a tutorial online and found a picture tutorial. If you all search for "origami heart place card tutorial" you will find it. That's the only way I could figure it out!
Anonymous
August 28, 2012
just perfect, will work with mint cupsat rehearsal dinner next week, yes I am a just in time guy Help on hearts http://fussingovermusings.wordpress.com/2012/01/27/origami-heart-place-card-tutorial/ Been making candy boxes since kid, not help on that
Anonymous
February 28, 2012
Dear Martha, Where did you find such a lovely paper ? I live in France, is it possible to order it on the internet ? Iwould love to make this origami for my wedding !
Anonymous
February 8, 2011
I so agree with mrslipstick!!
Anonymous
May 20, 2010
step 4 SHOULD read: fold left SIDE into the middle. Fold right SIDE into the middle (so they meet in the center). Not the edge, the entire SIDE!!! Like turning the page in a book :-) There should be a visual.
Anonymous
May 20, 2010
step 4 SHOULD read: fold left SIDE into the middle. Fold right SIDE into the middle (so they meet in the center). Not the edge, the entire SIDE!!! Like turning the page in a book :-) There should be a visual.
Anonymous
April 15, 2010
success! i finally got it, although a diagram would have been helpful. does anyone know where to get the paper used for these?
Anonymous
April 14, 2010
i have been trying so hard but i still am having so much trouble making these. if anyone can provide me with more detail i would be so thankful. i need these for a bridal shower in may. thank you
Anonymous
April 7, 2010
Thank you Megalicious!!! After many failed attempts, I read you comment about the first fold and they turned out perfect!
Anonymous
April 7, 2010
Thank you Megalicious!!! After many failed attempts, I read you comment about the first fold and they turned out perfect!
Anonymous
April 7, 2010
Thank you Megalicious!!! After many failed attempts, I read you comment about the first fold and they turned out perfect!
Anonymous
July 14, 2009
I had trouble, too, until I figured out that the first fold is VERTICAL not horizontal. If you do this part wrong, none of the rest of the instructions make sense.
Anonymous
March 27, 2009
So easy, got it first time, what a great idea, love paper folding:)
Anonymous
March 11, 2009
Dear Martha, Why was there for steps shown to create this wonderful place card holder. After many attempts, I still did no manage to be successful in creating it. Please provide samples or templates to form the folds. Thank you. Warmest Regards, Esther
Anonymous
January 31, 2009
It took a few tries but studying the picture, it did work out fine.
Anonymous
January 13, 2009
I too was unable to create this, confusing to make without visual description.
Anonymous
November 29, 2008
We used these as escort cards for our wedding. They were great, and the guests loved them.
Anonymous
September 18, 2008
Origami has always been tricky when there is no visual for each step. Perhaps this could be provided to make things easier for us visual learners.