Do you remember passing notes in class when you were young? I remember in high school my friends and I were constantly writing notes back and forth to each other. My favorite part was being passed a note that was folded into something cool. I saved shoeboxes full of passed-notes until I went to college, when I finally threw them out.
Nowadays, people send more text messages than hand-written messages. But I think notes are still fun to exchange with friends! When I was trying to remember the different ways I folded notes in high school, I had the idea of creating a little tutorial to share. And since Valentine's Day is coming up, the heart-shaped note-fold is perfect!
Step One: Write a Valentine's Day message on regular notebook paper.
Step Two: Fold the right corner of the paper down to make a triangle shape (photo 1). Unfold and do the same with the left corner (photo 2).
Step Three: Next, your going to fold a water bomb base on the upper section of the paper (photo3).
Step Four: Fold the right point up the the top and do the same with the left point, creating a diamond (photo 4).
Step Five: Take the right edge of the paper and fold it horizontally to the center, lining it up with the diamond (photo 5). Repeat with the left edge (photo 6).
Step Six: Next fold the bottom up to meet the lower point of the diamond (photo 7).
Step Seven: Fold the top point of the diamond down, folding the diamond in half
Step Eight: Take the bottom left corner and fold it to the middle, lining it up with the lower point of the diamond (photo 9). Repeat with the right side (photo 10).
Step Nine: Tuck the corners from the last step into the pocket you made in step 7 (photo 11).
Step Ten: Next fold the right point of the diamond diagonally down (photo 12). Do the same with the left point (photo 13).
Step Eleven: Then tuck the points into the flap made in step 7 (photo 14).
Turn it over and you have your heart shape! Don't forget to write a "to:" and "from:" and then pass it to your sweetheart on Valentine's Day ♥