Origami: How to fold Heart-Shaped and Four-Leaf Clover-Shaped Bookmarks



I’ll show you how to make heart-shaped and four-leaf clover-shaped bookmarks

that you can use for books or magazines.

It looks so cute to see the top part of the heart sticking out a little from the book.


It might be a good idea to make your original one,

changing the sizes or patterns freely.

You will feel happy every time you start reading the book,

since you can see the cute heart.



How to fold a heart-shaped bookmark 1   Angel-heart bookmark


1. Fold it in half twice and make two creases, along the dotted lines.

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2. Fold both sides to the middle.

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3. Turn it over.

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4. Fold both bottom corners up.

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5. Turn it over.

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6. Fold it at 1/3 from the top down and smash the bag part,

as picture No.7 shows.

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7. Fold both corners down.

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8. Turn it over.

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9. Fold the top corners down.

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10. And it’s done!

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How to fold a heart-shaped bookmark 2   Double-heart bookmark


1. Get a sheet of half-cut paper ready.  Fold it in half.

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2. Fold both sides behind, 1/8th distance from the edges.

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3. Fold all corners to the middle.

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4. Fold both sides to the middle, putting the white corner parts inside.

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5. Fold both corners behind, as if you open and smash it.

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6. Fold each corner along the dotted lines.

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7. Fold each tip along the dotted lines.

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8. Turn it over and change the direction.

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9. Fold it in half, folding hearts like staircases, turning them.

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10. And it’s done!

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How to fold a heart-shaped bookmark 3   One point-heart bookmark


1. Fold it in half twice and make two creases.

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2. Turn it over.

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3. Fold it to the middle.

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4. Turn it over.

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5. Fold both corners to the middle.

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6. Turn it over.

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7. Fold the bottom tip to the top line.

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8. Turn it over.

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9. Open the bag part and fold them as picture No.10 shows.

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10. Fold the corners.

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11. Fold the triangles in half.

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12. Fold both sides to the middle.

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13. Change the direction to upside down and turn it over.

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14. And it’s done!

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15. If you make four and connect them together,

it will be a four-leave-clover shaped bookmark too.

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Put a book between the heart and the wings for the Angel-heart bookmark.

You can also use “double-heart bookmark”, putting it inside of the gift.

When you want to decorate the gift, please use it as a ribbon.


One point-heart bookmark can be a “four-leave-clover bookmark” too.

You can use it as a message card as well

if you fold the white part up and make a crease.


You can make use of them as you like.


【Translated by  Kana Toda PIERCE】