Turn a paper heart into a cute DIY envelope in four easy steps.
Today’s paper craft is super fun and easy. I’m going to show you how to turn a paper heart into an envelope! It only takes a few minutes, but it’s a really clever way to deliver a love note to someone. Next time you need a gift tag or quick DIY paper envelope, try making one that’s heart shaped.
Step 1: Grab a piece of colorful paper and cut out a big heart shape. I’m using a 12″x12″ piece of scrapbook paper, but a regular 8.5″x11″ piece of paper will work too. Your finished envelope will just be a bit smaller. Turn the heart upside down.
Step 2: Evenly fold the two outer edges of the heart in like this:
Step 3: Fold the curved bottom part up, like this:
Step 4: Fold the top tip of the envelop down, like this:
Now you can unfold the envelope and write a message inside the center square area or cut a separate piece of paper slightly smaller than the folded up rectangle shape and slip it inside the heart envelope.
Isn’t that just so much fun?!
To review, here are the four steps:
Cute and easy! I love this idea for Valentine’s Day, but don’t you think love notes should be a year round thing? I do!
Comments & Reviews
But how do you cut a perfectly heart?
Mine is always crooked.
Are using a template?
You definitely could use a template. Or fold the paper in half lengthwise, then cut half a heart shape so that when you unfold it, the two sides are symmetrical.
Good question! I just wasted paper. I inserted a heart shape in WORD and printed, then cut but it was not shaped right.
look at the shape of my heart and find one that looks like that. it doesn’t have to be exact.