Love Compass

Love Compass Personalized Papercraft

Use this love compass romantic papercraft to reveal your personalized words of affection. Personalize the name on the cover and text on the inside cover as well as the directional wording or image by filling in the form fields of the PDF Template. You have the option of making the needle point to a specific direction or words of your choice.

Some phrase examples:

Use for a romantic treasure hunt or, if you're in a long distance relationship, mail to your loved one.

Assemble your own love compass 3D papercraft using the easy to follow instructions below.

Get the free Adobe® Reader® PDF viewer to open and print this file properly on your computer. The free Foxit MobilePDF app for iOS or Android is required to fill PDF forms if using a tablet or phone.

The template should be printed on heavy card stock US Letter or A4 Paper sizes.

PDFLove Compass Template



Compass Papercraft Text Step 1

Download the personalized template PDF above.

Click and highlight the wording in the PDF form fields to personalize with the name of your sweetheart and your own message.

Paper Compass Print Step 1

Click the print button or File, Print and select Current page (page 2 only) before printing.

Set paper quality/type to best on card stock paper before printing and load printer tray with card stock paper.

Compass score Step 3

Use the paper clip to score the fold lines on the back. The fold line guides are the blue dashed lines.

Line up the paper clip on the fold line guide, then place the ruler next to it to keep straight. Push down and slide clip along guide lines. Repeat for each fold line.

Compass Cutting Step 4

Once all fold lines are scored, use the craft knife to cut out each piece. When cutting, keep the cut path on the line so that you do not see white around the edges. A ruler can be used for long straight lines.

You can also use scissors.

Compass Scissor Step 5

Scissors can make it easier to cut the rounded shapes.

Compass Rounding Step 6

Place the long tab piece over a rounded pen as shown. Do not curl the ends, only between the fold lines.

While holding your thumb between the paper and the pen, slowly pull the paper away from you over the pen to slightly curl the paper.

Compass Fold Tabs Step 7

Fold each of the tabs along the score line.

Fold the two flat ends.

Compass Tape Round Step 8

With the tabs facing up, curl into a circular shape.

Place a piece of double sided tape or glue on the grey rectangle. Attach the flat ends together.

Place a very small piece double sided tape or glue on each tab.

Compass Bottom Step 9

Starting from the flat edge, attach the bottom piece to the side, one tab at a time.

Make sure the bottom is flush and follows the circular shape when attaching the tabs.

Compass Box Step 10

Fold along the score lines to create a box as shown.

Place a piece of double sided tape or glue on the grey rectangle and press to secure.

Compass Center Cut Step 11

Using the craft knife, cut the dark blue line within the center of the compass as shown.

Compass Insert Step 12

Insert the thin tab from the box of step 10 through the the center cut line.

Compass Pen Curl Step 13

Curve with the pen as shown, fold over the tip of the tab with the grey rectangle up.

Compass Tape Bottom Step 14

Place 2 pieces of double sided tape or glue on the bottom of the box.

Compass Direction Step 15

Insert face-side-up into compass bottom as shown starting from the flat edge.

Push down along the center to secure the tape or glue. Don't press too hard.

Compass Needle Step 16

Place a very small piece of double sided tape or glue on the tip of the tab indicated by the grey rectangle.

Attach the needle as shown while pressing down lightly.

Compass Top Tape Step 17

Place pieces of double sided tape or glue along the back side of the name cover as shown.

Compass Tape Hinge Step 18

Attach the inside cover (with your personalized message) onto the tape/glue as shown.

Place a piece of double sided tape on the rectangle at the bottom as shown.

Compass Lid Step 16

Put cover on by attaching rectangle tab to flat side of compass body, as shown.

Compass Final Step 20

Close the cover of the love compass. The tab should line up with the cutout and the cover will fit securely inside the bottom.

Presentation Ideas

  • Use for a treasure hunt as either a clue along the way or the treasure.

  • Give before going on a road trip together.

  • Mail to your sweetheart if you have a long distance relationship or away from each other for some time.


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