Challenging Origami Dollar Heart With Star | Advance Origami

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Challenging Origami Dollar Heart With Star | Advance Origami

Introduction:

There are many ways to fold a heart from a dollar bill. One challenging way is folding it until it becomes a heart with an intricate star pattern. This heart origami may be a bit tricky to do,  but by following this step-by-step tutorial, you can have your own money heart that you can give to someone special.

This fold’s complexity is justified by its beauty. Surely, as soon as someone sees this they can see the work and patience involved. Have fun reading this guide, and we hope your dollar hear origami will turn out great!

Step 1

Make creases at the dollar bill to make the waterbomb bases

How to Fold a Dollar into a Heart (Advanced) - Step 01.1

To make this money heart, you need to form a waterbomb base on both ends. Lay a dollar bill flat in front of you and in landscape position. Fold the top corners towards the bottom edge.

How to Fold a Dollar into a Heart (Advanced) - Step 03

Crease it well and then unfold.

How to Fold a Dollar into a Heart (Advanced) - Step 02.1

This time, fold the bottom corners to the top edge.

How to Fold a Dollar into a Heart (Advanced) - Step 01.2

Unfold the dollar bill after creasing.

How to Fold a Dollar into a Heart (Advanced) - Step 02.2B

Turn the dollar bill to the other side after unfolding.

How to Fold a Dollar into a Heart (Advanced) - Step 02.3A

Next, bring the left and right edges towards the middle. Fold along the intersection made by the diagonal crease lines.

How to Fold a Dollar into a Heart (Advanced) - Step 02.3

Once you have folded the side edges, crease it well so that it forms crease mark needed to make the waterbomb base.

How to Fold a Dollar into a Heart (Advanced) - Step 03.1

Unfold the paper again. Great job, now it's time to make the waterbomb base on each side of the dollar bill.

Step 2

Make a waterbomb base on both sides of the dollar bill

How to Fold a Dollar into a Heart (Advanced) - Step 03.2

Now, flip the paper again. Now you have made the necessary crease marks; it will now be easier to fold the left and right sides to the middle and create a waterbomb base.

Lets start with the right side first! Pinch along the top and bottom edges where the arrow points.

How to Fold a Dollar into a Heart (Advanced) - Step 04.1

As you pinch, fold the right side (the triangular part) to the center.

How to Fold a Dollar into a Heart (Advanced) - Step 04.2

Because of the crease marks, the dollar bill will naturally fold into something like image above.

How to Fold a Dollar into a Heart (Advanced) - Step 04.3

Do the same for the left side. Now that you formed a waterbomb base on both sides. Fold the top and bottom corners diagonally along the dashed lines of each waterbomb base.

Step 3

Make the star of the dollar bill heart

How to Fold a Dollar into a Heart (Advanced) - Step 05

Now that you formed a waterbomb base on both side. Let's form the star design of the money heart.

See the arrow? Make a squash fold on the top right flap. First, lift that flap.

How to Fold a Dollar into a Heart (Advanced) - Step 06.1

Pry open the flap, then squash it.

How to Fold a Dollar into a Heart (Advanced) - Step 06.2

Make 2 squash folds on the topmost flap at the top right side. Crease along the dashed lines first.

How to Fold a Dollar into a Heart (Advanced) - Step 06.3

Make 2 more squash folds on each of the corners. Same procedure as before, lift each flap, pry it open, then squash.

How to Fold a Dollar into a Heart (Advanced) - Step 07

Do the same steps on the other corners as well.

How to Fold a Dollar into a Heart (Advanced) - Step 08.1

Now fold the left part of the dollar bill to the back and proceed to the next set of steps.

Step 4

Fold the bill Into a heart

How to Fold a Dollar into a Heart (Advanced) - Step 08.2

Fold the left edge along the dashed line as shown.

How to Fold a Dollar into a Heart (Advanced) - Step 08.3

Once it looks like the image above, flip the dollar bill to the other side.

How to Fold a Dollar into a Heart (Advanced) - Step 09

Fold the dollar bill downwards in half. Fold the top layer only.

How to Fold a Dollar into a Heart (Advanced) - Step 010

Tuck in that extra piece inside the heart to perfect the heart shape

How to Fold a Dollar into a Heart (Advanced) - Step 011

It now looks like a paper heart, but the sides are pointy. Fold in the left and right corners to smoothen the shape.

How to Fold a Dollar into a Heart (Advanced) - Step 012

Once the sharp side has been folded, it looks like an origami dollar heart! Flip it over to see the intricate star design!

Step 5

A cool feature of the dollar bill change of heart

How to Fold a Dollar into a Heart (Advanced) - Final

You're done! You now have a beautiful dollar bill heart! Looks amazing already, but we can level up this origami heart up a notch!

How to Fold a Dollar into a Heart (Advanced) - Step 013

Do you know this origami dollar heart is also called Money Change of Heart? Go grab a quarter!

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Place it inside the star! Pretty cool right? The coin can fit snugly in the star! Makes an awesome design!

Extra Tips

  • Don't have a dollar bill on hand? No worries! You can use any paper bill currency you have or available in your country. What's great about most paper money is that it's durable to be folded and turned into anything.
  • Money does not tear easily but it is prone to get crumpled. Practice with fake money or a rectangular piece of paper first if you're planning to give the bill/s as a gift.
  • Remember, it is highly advisable that you should not cut, burn, staple, and/or iron banknotes. Handle it with care
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  1. If you gonna try something, take the hard route! Just kidding, I’m a season origami guy and this is my first time coming across this fold

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