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Simple Heart Origami Bookmark

Simple Heart Origami Bookmark

Looking for a fun, easy Valentine’s project to whip up in the next few weeks?  Here’s a super simple heart origami bookmark to make for your sweetie.  Tuck a few in a valentine for your book-loving significant other.  There are lots of tutorials online for these (and they are a pretty darn easy origami project), but I took some step-by-step photos to help you see how I made these.

Cut a piece of origami or scrapbook paper in half to make a rectangle.  I used a piece of origami paper for the ones here that was about 5 x 5 – so cut in half it was about 5 x 2.5 inches.

Fold it in half lengthwise.

Simple Heart Origami Bookmark - 1

Fold it in half width-wise, then unfold, leaving a crease to mark the center.

Simple Heart Origami Bookmark - 2

Turn the folded paper so the crease is at the bottom.  Fold one side up so that the edge of the paper lines up with the center crease.  Repeat on the other half.  You’ll have a little folded arrow shaped thingy.  (“thingy” – very professional, technical crafting terminology) I used my crochet hook to roll over and really flatten all the folds.  I’m pretty sure there are fancy official origami folding tools for this kind of stuff, but I just used what was handy in my craft room.

Simple Heart Origami Bookmark - 3

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Turn the folded arrow thingy over, so you can see a little triangle pocket on the bottom of the arrow.  Fold the top edges down about a third of the way.

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Last, fold the top corners down to make the heart shape.

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When you turn it over, you see a cute little heart.  Slip it over the corner of a book to mark your place.

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You can make these in more masculine colors if you’re sweetheart is not a lover of pink and purple.

Simple Heart Origami Bookmark - Black Stars

Or you can string them together to make a cute little Valentine’s Day banner.

Simple Heart Origami Banner

ps:  I added some of these origami stock photos to my Arts & Crafts collection on creative market, in case you are interested in licensing these images.

Simple 4th of July Decor Idea

Simple 4th of July Decor with Washi Tape

Here is a fun idea for 4th of July decor for your party or barbecue … washi tape cookie cutter star ornaments!  I found this idea for Christmas ornaments on Pinterest, which led me here … (Sidebar:  Have I mentioned lately how much I adore Pinterest?  Seriously, how did I live without it?  I love it with all the heart and kissey face emoji in the world.) Anyways, I saw these star ornaments at my local party store on sale and thought they’d be perfect to decorate for a festive Independence Day buffet table or cocktail station.

You simply take washi tape and wrap the ornament as neatly as you can, and then hang with fun baker’s twine!  I chose red, white, and blue washi tape to keep to the 4th of July theme, and it took about five minutes!  Super cute and super simple 4th of July decor.

You can also see the washi tape bunting I made in the top photo.  I love washi tape almost as much as I love Pinterest.  In fact, I follow the washi tape topic on Pinterest.

If you make any of these cute ornaments, be sure and share your project!  I love seeing other’s craftiness.

Have a cool and fun holiday weekend, friends!

Shameless plug:  You can purchase these 4th of July decor photos to use on your own blog, website, or creative project here on Creative Market.

~Jessica