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Origami Heart Bookmark You Can Make in Minutes!

Make an origami bookmark the easy way! This easy origami heart looks just like a conversation heart, and fits on the corner of a book page. Kids and adults will love this idea!

Skills Required: None. If you follow the instructions, you’ll just be folding paper and you don’t need any crafting skills to do that. Very fun and low stress.

Origami corner bookmark shaped like a heart

Hi! This is Leslie from Pink Stripey Socks. Nothing says Valentine’s Day like conversation heart candies. They’re colorful and always have such sweet or funny sayings.

Today I’ll show you a super easy way to fold and decorate an origami bookmark to look just like an adorable and iconic Valentine’s Day candy! These DIY bookmarks are too cute not to make.

Easy Origami Heart

Folding an origami heart is very easy! When it comes to paper folding, this is one of the most simple origami shapes you can do. My niece is five years old and she can do it with help – and she’s well on her way to be able to doing it by herself.

If you are an adult with limited crafting skills, this easy origami heart is going to be right up your alley.

DIY origami bookmarks

Type of Paper to Use

If you aren’t aware, there is origami paper available for projects like this, and it’s relatively inexpensive! The paper is somewhat thin, and typically comes in squares that are 6″ x 6″. The weight of your average origami paper is about 70gsm, just like a lot of printer paper.

That means if you want to print out a pattern and use it for this project, you can! Having said that – printing uses a lot of ink, and you can never just fold a few. So if you want to keep the costs down for this project, I suggest going for it and buying the origami paper.

For an origami bookmark such as this one, I like to use paper that is a bit thicker. The paper will be handled frequently and moved on and off of pages. There is 80gsm paper available, and that is what I would use for this origami corner bookmark project.

Origami paper, scissors, red sharpie, and tape

Make an Origami Bookmark

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Origami paper in various colors
  • Scissors
  • Red Permanent Marker
  • Clear Tape
A collection of easy origami heart bookmarks

Let’s make an origami bookmark (or ten)! Trust me – once you get started with these, the whole house is going to be filled with them. They’re cute for Valentine’s Day or as party favors. Here’s how they’re done.

Sheet of paper cut into two pieces with a pair of scissors

Step 1: Fold your paper in half and then cut it along the fold. Now you have two smaller, rectangular sheets of paper.

Piece of paper folded in half lengthwise

Step 2: Fold one of your rectangular sheets of paper in half lengthwise. The top portion of my paper is open.

Paper folded in half and then in half again

Step 3: Now fold your paper in half again.

Opened up piece of origami paper with a fold in the middle

Step 4: Open up your paper and you should see a fold in the middle.

Origami paper folded up on one side against the fold line

Step 5: Fold up one side of your paper against the folded line.

Folding the bottom of an origami heart

Step 6: Repeat step 5 with the other side. Your origami corner bookmark is starting to take shape!

Taping the back of the folded paper

Step 7: Now flip your origami corner bookmark over. Use a small piece of tape to hold both halves together.

Top of the paper folded down on each side

Step 8. Fold down the top portions to start forming the top of the heart.

Folding down the corners on either side of the top of the heart

Step 9. Fold down the corners on either side of the top of the heart.

Origami bookmark in the shape of a heart

Step 10: Flip the paper over and you should see a origami bookmark in the shape of a heart!

A collection of easy origami heart bookmarks

You can leave your origami bookmark as is, or increase the cuteness by decorating with a cute conversation heart saying!

Conversation heart bookmarks

You’ll find out that we love bookmarks around here! When you’re done trying this bookmark craft, check out out paint chip bookmarks, our cat bookmarks, or our confetti bookmarks. Happy making, friends!

Yield: 1 heart

Origami Heart Bookmark

Easy origami heart bookmarks

Learn how to make an origami heart bookmark in a matter of minutes! This is so easy, you'll want to make hundreds of them.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Active Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost $.25

Materials

  • Origami Paper
  • Clear Tape
  • Sharpie (optional)

Tools

  • Scissors
  • Red Permanent Marker

Instructions

  1. Fold the paper in half and then cut it along the fold. You will have two smaller, rectangular sheets of paper.Sheet of paper cut into two pieces with a pair of scissors
  2. Fold one of the rectangular sheets of paper in half lengthwise (the top portion of the paper is open).Piece of paper folded in half lengthwise
  3. Now fold the paper in half again.Paper folded in half and then in half again
  4. Open up the paper; you should see a fold in the middle.Opened up piece of origami paper with a fold in the middle
  5. Fold up one side of the paper against the folded line.Origami paper folded up on one side against the fold line
  6. Repeat step 5 with the other side.Folding the bottom of an origami heart
  7. Flip the paper over. Use a small piece of tape to hold both halves together.Taping the back of the folded paper
  8. Fold down the top portions to start forming the top of the heart.Top of the paper folded down on each side
  9. Fold down the corners on either side of the top of the heart.Folding down the corners on either side of the top of the heart
  10. Flip the paper over and the heart is complete.Origami bookmark in the shape of a heart

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