Paper Heart Bookmark

Create an easy heart-shaped paper bookmark—a great gift idea for Valentine's Day or for a loved one's special day.
Paper Heart Bookmark craft

Materials

  • Construction paper scraps
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Glue stick

Steps

Step 1 Paper Heart Bookmark craft 1. Cut out construction paper into a 2.5-inch square for the main heart shape. Use paper that is thick or sturdy enough such as cardstock or heavy construction paper.

Cut out another color of paper into a 2-inch square for the smaller heart. This paper need not be thick. You can use any type of paper including colorful gift wrap, crepe paper, or even magazine pages.
Step 2 Paper Heart Bookmark craft 2. Fold the smaller square in half.
Step 3 Paper Heart Bookmark craft 3. Draw half-a-heart along the paper's folded edge. Cut out along the outline.
Step 4a Paper Heart Bookmark craft 4. Unfold to check out a heart shape.
Step 5 Paper Heart Bookmark craft 5. Fold the bigger paper square in half.
Step 6 Paper Heart Bookmark craft 6. Place the folded heart at the center of the folded paper square. Align its straight edge with the square's folded edge. Use the small heart as a guide to drawing a bigger heart on the paper square.
Step 7 Paper Heart Bookmark craft 7. Trace the outline of the lower two-thirds of the small heart.
Step 8 Paper Heart Bookmark craft 8. Cut along the heart outline. Make a slit following the line you drew in Step 7.
Step 9 Paper Heart Bookmark craft 9. Unfold the paper to reveal a heart shape with a slit at the bottom.
Step 10 Paper Heart Bookmark craft 10. Glue the small heart at the center of the bigger heart. Align its bottom edge with the slits on the big heart.
Step 11 Paper Heart Bookmark craft 11. Use your heart bookmark by slipping the top or side edge of a page through the heart's bottom slit.
Step 12 Paper Heart Bookmark craft 12. After you've tried making one, crafting several more is a breeze. These bookmarks are great to give to your book-loving friends on Valentine's day. Write a short note at the back, if you like.

More Ideas

Pink Paper Heart Bookmark craft Add an accent such as a sequin, a small sticker, or a tiny ribbon at the top portion of the heart bookmark. These accents should be above the top corners of the slit so that they do not get caught in between the book's pages.
Brown Paper Heart Bookmark craft Create a bookmark tassel by punching a small hole near the top middle portion of the heart. Tie a length of string or yarn around the hole. Trim the tassels to the desired length.
Green Paper Heart Bookmark craft Make a fancy-edged heart bookmark by cutting the main heart shape using a pair of wavy, scallop or other paper edging craft scissors.
Red Paper Heart Bookmark craft Glue a third and smaller heart at the center of your heart bookmark to create a lovely three-layered heart bookmark.

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