Learn How to Make a Symmetrical Dollar Origami Heart in 3 Steps

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Learn How to Make a Symmetrical Dollar Origami Heart in 3 Steps

Introduction:

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.

Step 1

Crease the dollar bill and fold it in half

How to Fold a Dollar into a Heart - Step 01

Lay a crisp dollar bill in front of you on a table.

How to Fold a Dollar into a Heart - Step 02

Fold the dollar bill in half by bringing the right edge towards the left.

How to Fold a Dollar into a Heart - Step 03

Next, unfold the dollar bill. You will then have a nice vertical crease mark.

How to Fold a Dollar into a Heart - Step 04

Fold the bottom edge towards the top edge. Great, now it's time for the next set of steps.

Step 2

Connect the sides of the dollar bill together

How to Fold a Dollar into a Heart - Step 05.1

Diagonally fold the right and left parts of the dollar bill upwards. Start with the right side and start folding diagonally to the center.

How to fold a Dollar Origami Heart - Step 05a

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.

How to Fold a Dollar into a Heart - Step 05.2

The dollar bill is aligned when it looks like the top image. Flip the piece over once you have aligned it.

How to Fold a Dollar into a Heart - Step 06

It's starting to look like a heart! Time to shape the top part to look like an actual heart.

Step 3

Shape the dollar bill heart

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As you can see, both sides have different lengths. Fold down the top edges in such a way that the alignment is preserved.

How-to-Fold-a-Dollar-into-a-Heart-Step 09

Shape the heart by folding the corners inward. Once folded, flip them over. Start with the left part.

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Then move to the right part of the heart origami.

How to Fold a Dollar into a Heart - Final

Shape the heart by folding the corners inward. Once folded, flip them over. Your aligned dollar heart is done!

Extra Tips

  • 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
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