Category Archives: Frugal Craft & DIY Projects

This shows you some crafting projects that I’ve done using items that I’ve gotten dirt cheap or free from using coupons. I’ve decorated my house using items like melted crayons, toilet paper rolls, toothpaste containers, dental floss and more!

How To Make An Origami Heart Bookmark

How To Make An Origami Heart Bookmark

Here is a step-by-step tutorial on how to make an origami heart bookmark.  You can use any type of printed paper to make these!
Now I will say that true origami does not need an adhesive, but I do use some tape at the end to hold it better to be a functional bookmark.

How To Make An Origami Heart Bookmark
Materials needed to make an origami heart bookmark:

  • 5″ x 2.5″ piece of paper (I don’t recommend thicker scrapbook paper or cardstock as it will be too difficult for intricate folds on paper too thick.
  • tape

How To Make An Origami Heart Bookmark

  1.  Take your 5″ x 2.5″ piece of paper and fold it in half length ways (hot dog bun)

How To Make An Origami Heart Bookmark

2.  Fold that in half again the other way (hamburg bun)

How To Make An Origami Heart Bookmark

3.  Open up that fold and take the right side and fold up along the crease.

How To Make An Origami Heart Bookmark

4.  Do the same on the other side

How To Make An Origami Heart Bookmark

5.  Now take the the top and fold down about 1/2″.

How To Make An Origami Heart Bookmark

6.  Do that on both sides.

How To Make An Origami Heart Bookmark

7.  Fold inner corners and make a sharp crease.

How To Make An Origami Heart Bookmark

8.  Fold the outer corner in to fully create a the top of the heart shapes.

How To Make An Origami Heart Bookmark

9.  Here is where I added some tape to keep the flaps down flush to the back paper.

 

How To Make An Origami Heart Bookmark

You will still have an opening on the bottom half of the heart – which is where the corner of the book pages goes into to hold your place in the book.

How To Make An Origami Heart Bookmark

I put this on a bottom page, but you can put it on any corner.

How To Make An Origami Heart Bookmark

You can make a bunch of these in one sitting and use them as birthday party favors, or stocking stuffers, or as back to school gifts with a little note on them telling your kids you love them!  🙂

How To Make An Origami Heart Bookmark

Looking for more origami project ideas?  Check these out:

How To Make Heart Shaped Dollar Origami For Valentine’s Day

Unique Christmas Gift Ideas: Poinsettias With Money Origami Flower!

How To Make An Origami Heart Bookmark

Heart Shaped DIY Bath Confetti with Essential Oils – Easy DIY Valentine’s Day Gift Idea!

Heart Shaped DIY Bath Confetti with Essential Oils – Easy DIY Valentine’s Day Gift Idea!

Here is a super easy and fun DIY Valentine’s Day gift idea! Today I’m going to show you how to make your own heart shaped DIY Bath Confetti! It uses a really cool paper that dissolves in water. You brush on color, scent and soap to the paper, punch it out when it dries, and… Continue Reading

DIY Scented Pine Cones For The Holidays

DIY Scented Pine Cones For The Holidays

Nothing sets the stage for the holiday spirit to spread among your home like the scent of fresh pine or fir trees!  That’s why today I’m going to show you how to make easy DIY scented Pinecones for the Holidays! I personally have always had an artificial Christmas tree, so I do not have the… Continue Reading

Inexpensive and Easy Homemade Gift Ideas

Inexpensive and Easy Homemade Gift Ideas

If you are in need of an inexpensive and easy homemade gift idea, here are some fantastic ideas that I have made in the past! These are the best homemade gifts I have given and are good, inexpensive gifts for friends or coworkers!  These creative homemade gift ideas are guaranteed to be enjoyed by the recipient… Continue Reading

Easy Melt and Pour Homemade Soap Recipes for Christmas!

Easy Melt and Pour Homemade Soap Recipes for Christmas!

Here is a fantastic easy DIY gift idea:  Easy Melt and Pour Homemade Soap Recipes for Christmas with Pine & Frankincense Essential Oils It’s time to plan ahead now for your DIY Christmas gifts you plan on making. A super easy DIY gift idea is this homemade soap recipe for Christmas! You just need 4 ingredients and… Continue Reading

20+ DIY Christmas Ornament Ideas!

20+ DIY Christmas Ornament Ideas!

Here is a wonderfully diverse collection of easy DIY Christmas Ornament Ideas that you can work on – and add a personal touch to this year’s tree decor!! 1.  Cinnamon Ornaments from Rockabye Parents 2.  Graduation Tassel Oranment from Mission To Save 3.  Needle Felted Essential Oil Diffuser Ornament from Happy Deal – Happy Day 4.… Continue Reading

Picture Frame Dry Erase Board for Thanksgiving – Includes Free Printable!

Picture Frame Dry Erase Board for Thanksgiving – Includes Free Printable!

        Throughout the month of November, I like to ask my kids each night at dinner to record one thing they are thankful for.  That way we can focus more on the act of thanksgiving all month long rather than just on the holiday itself.  One easy way to do this is… Continue Reading

“Gratitude Changes Everything” – More Decorating for Fall On A Budget Ideas!

“Gratitude Changes Everything” – More Decorating for Fall On A Budget Ideas!

Decorating for fall on a budget has been such a popular post this season that I’m expanding on it just a bit with these bonus tips that I’ve put together in the last couple of weeks. Now you may remember how I transformed the pumpkin on the left from a bright (and in my opinion… Continue Reading

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