Making a Paper 3D Heart

Pop Heart Decoration - finished heart
This is a page about pop heart decoration. These neat 3D paper hearts can be attached to a Valentine's day card or gift for a beautiful handmade touch. They also make great decorations for your home or office. While they may look complicated, they are quite easy to make.

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February 8, 2018

Pop Heart Decoration - finished heartDecorate your home this Valentine's Day with a touch of thriftiness. Find a tissue or Japanese paper or even a plain colored paper that you like and you can enjoy the season full of hearts around you.


  • 1 piece white paper
  • 5 pieces red art paper
  • scissors
  • glue
  • paperclips (optional)
  • toothpick
  • pen for marking
Pop Heart Decoration - supplies


  1. Start with the white paper. Fold it and from that fold start cutting a half heart shape. Now, you have a whole heart when you open it.
  2. Pop Heart Decoration - fold white paper in half
    Pop Heart Decoration - cut out a half heart design along the fold
    Pop Heart Decoration - open up

  3. Next, get a piece of red art paper and fold it twice in equal size.
  4. Pop Heart Decoration - fold a piece of red paper twice
  5. Cut along the middle fold of the piece of art paper.
  6. Pop Heart Decoration - cut along the middle fold
  7. Now, start cutting the red paper into half heart shapes with the help of the white one. Use the white cut out as your pattern. Set them all aside. (you might need approximately 12 hearts)
  8. Pop Heart Decoration - using the white heart as a template cut out 12 half hearts from the red paper
  9. Fold the pattern. The fold should be in the center.
  10. Pop Heart Decoration - fold the white paper pattern in the center as shown

  11. Make another fold where the tip of the heart ends at the center fold. Do the same with the top portion.
  12. Pop Heart Decoration - fold the tip up and over and do the same with the curved top portion
  13. Then, mark the folds. On the left, you have top and bottom folds marked. The right side has the middle fold marked and the curved portion on top. (See photo for exact details.)
  14. Pop Heart Decoration - mark the folds
  15. Now, open the heart. Using a toothpick, put a drop of glue into the middle following the marks on your pattern.
  16. Pop Heart Decoration - red heart on top of white marked pattern
    Pop Heart Decoration - open the red heart a bit
    Pop Heart Decoration - use a toothpick to put a spot of glue inside the folded red heart at each mark

  17. Carefully close it. Next, on the front face of the heart put a drop of glue on the left and right sides not including the middle mark.
  18. Pop Heart Decoration - close the heart and add a drop of glue on the outer edge at the top and bottom but not middle mark, also put two dots on the folded edge
  19. Cover with another piece of half heart. Secure with paper clips for better results.
  20. Pop Heart Decoration - cover with another half heart and secure with paper clips for better adhesion
  21. On the next layer, repeat steps 9 and 10, alternately upto the last layer.
  22. Pop Heart Decoration - repeat steps 9 and 10 with remaining hearts
  23. Wait until the glue completely dries up. When it's ready, carefully pull the layers and stick together both ends and it's done!
  24. Pop Heart Decoration - when completely dry open up the heart decoration
    Pop Heart Decoration - glue together for a 3-D decoration

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