Paper-Heart Place Cards
Photography: Formula Z/S
Source: Martha Stewart Weddings, Winter 2003
The ancient art of Japanese paper folding was used to make this romantic design, complete with a pocket for a place card. Making the 3 1/4-inch high stand-up heart shape is surprisingly simple. Choose 6-inch square origami papers with a pretty pattern or different color on each side; both will be visible in the heart.
6-inch square origami papers
Lay paper on work surface with the side you want for the heart face down. Fold paper in half; unfold.
Bring top left corner in to center crease; repeat with top right corner.
Turn paper over.
Fold left edge in to center crease; repeat with right edge.
Fold top point down to meet with bottom edge. Fold top outer corners back. Fold two flaps that meet in the center under, to create the V of the heart shape. Slide place card into pocket behind heart, and stand the heart up.