Craft Corner: Valentine’s Jar of Origami Hearts

I’m so excited to tell you all that I will be a Bostik Blogger for another year! This means I’ll be sharing a different craft with you each month and this month theme is Valentine’s!

I have to say this brought back memories of my teen self, sitting at home of an evening making origami lucky stars which I’d pop into jars – and this is where my Valentines craft has stemmed from this month. I think it would make a great little home-made gift for loved ones!

Valentine’s Jar of Origami Hearts

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To create this craft you will need the following:

  • Different coloured paper or thin card
  • Glass Jar (mine was a leftover one from a Jam sample but you can buy them from Hobbycraft)
  • Embellishments for decorating
  • Ribbon
  • Pen
  • Ruler
  • Scissors

1. Using a pen and ruler, draw out 1.5cm strips on various pieces of paper or coloured card and cut out.

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2. Now we need to make the base of the heart shape. To do this, simply fold down the top corner of a strip of card to make a triangle shape. (as shown in figure 1 below)

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3. Next, fold the strip around the edges of the triangle, making sure they are tight. Stop when you think the triangle shape is thick enough and cut off any excess leaving a little to tuck in. (see figures 2 and 3 above)

4. Now tuck in the excess into one of the folds (see figure 4 above) and you should now have a sturdy triangle shape.

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5. Using scissors, round off the corners, making a heart shape.

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6. Lastly, hold the heart shape between your fingers and using your nail, press into the centre to puff out the heart.

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7. Now your heart shape is done – repeat until you have enough to fill your jar.

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8. Once your jar is filled, tie some ribbon around the top to decorate.

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9. You can also use embellishments to brighten up the jar.

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Your Valentines Jar of Origami Hearts is now complete.

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*I’m a Bostik Craft Blogger and we were sent a box of crafts from Bostik in order to create these items.

16 Comments

  1. This is such a cute and simple idea and it looks great. We’ll be giving it a go! #KCACOLS

  2. Gorgeous idea for Valentine’s! The end result looks fantastic #KCACOLS

  3. oh Maria these are just the cutest! and they sound fairly easy – ish! #KCACOLS

  4. these are so cute! I know how to make origami stars but never tried making hearts #KCACOLS

  5. Awwww so cute! I thought you were going to just cut hearts out, the little 3D ones are lovely.

  6. Adorable results! I would do that just to have a fun keepsake on my desk.

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  8. That is so cute. I love it. Definitely gonna do this. #kcacols

  9. These are so cute! What a great valentine craft, thank you for sharing it with #KCACOLS and we do hope you join in again next time. Kate x

  10. Oh these are sooo lovely! They’d make a great motor skills activity for kids. Thank you for sharing it with #KCACOLS and we do hope you join in again next time

  11. Aww these are so cute! I’m a bit of a useless crafter but these look easy x #kcacols

  12. Ahh such a cute craft activity! I bet my Mum would love this as a gift from Dexter.

    #KCACOLS

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