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Folding Envelope Hearts

Friends will be aflutter over these little envelopes that turn into valentines.

folding heart envelopes multistep

Photography: Shanna Sullivan

Source: Martha Stewart


Super simple to make, these paper valentines make an extra-sweet surprise when slipped into a special hiding spot (like a lunchbox packed with love.)


  • Paper

  • Scissors

  • Stickers

  • Pencil


  1. Cut a fat heart from paper that has a white side and a patterned side — wrapping paper works well.

    folding heart envelopes step 1
  2. Lay the heart with the patterned side down. Fold in sides as shown.

    folding heart envelopes step 2
  3. Fold the top down just above the middle.

    folding heart envelopes step 3
  4. Turn envelope so flap is at the top, and seal with a sticker.

    folding heart envelopes step 4

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