There are many ways to fold a dollar into a heart. What’s special about this heart origami is that the pyramid on the “Great Seal of United States” is aligned with the 1$ dollar. A similar folding method as the Origami Heart Dollar, this origami is slightly different because it requires you to shuffle the dollar bill to form an aligned design.
Have fun. And don’t be shy to share this fold once you’ve mastered it.
*For this tutorial, the dollar bill’s back is shown in the illustrations. That way, you can see how the pyramid on the “Great Seal of United States” is aligned.
Crease the dollar bill and fold it in half
Lay a crisp dollar bill in front of you on a table.
Fold the dollar bill in half by bringing the right edge towards the left.
Next, unfold the dollar bill. You will then have a nice vertical crease mark.
Fold the bottom edge towards the top edge. Great, now it's time for the next set of steps.
Connect the sides of the dollar bill together
Diagonally fold the right and left parts of the dollar bill upwards. Start with the right side and start folding diagonally to the center.
Continue with the left side. Fold diagonally upwards to the center, like the right side.
Once folded, you can see that the dollar bill's seal is not aligned with one another. Shuffle the dollar bill’s left and right sides to align the seal.
The dollar bill is aligned when it looks like the top image. Flip the piece over once you have aligned it.
It's starting to look like a heart! Time to shape the top part to look like an actual heart.
Shape the dollar bill heart
As you can see, both sides have different lengths. Fold down the top edges in such a way that the alignment is preserved.
Shape the heart by folding the corners inward. Once folded, flip them over. Start with the left part.
Then move to the right part of the heart origami.
Shape the heart by folding the corners inward. Once folded, flip them over. Your aligned dollar heart is done!
- Make sure to apply enough pressure when making creases and folds. A dollar bill is quite thick.
- 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