Learn how to make a bookmark from a dollar bill with this tutorial! For this dollar bill instruction, we are going to make a bookmark origami with a heart design. Once finished, you may use it to track the progress of your favorite book or give it to someone special to show how much you care for them.
Difficulty Level: Intermediate
The first thing to do is to to crease the dollar bill thrice. Do so by folding and unfolding along the dashed lines.
Fold the top left corner diagonally to the bottom edge of the dollar bill. Crease the dollar bill well and unfold.
Repeat step 2 on the opposite side of the crease mark. Then, flip the dollar bill over.
Once you have made the X crease mark, make a vertical crease mark on the X center. Then, flip it over to the other side.
Once you have made the necessary creases on the left side of the dollar bill, form a “waterbomb base” by lifting the left edge of the dollar to the right side (around the middle are). Because of the creases made, the dollar bill should fold naturally into a triangle.
The “waterbomb base” should look like this once folded halfway.
Bring the left corner to the edge of the “waterbomb base”.
Crease the fold well and then unfold.
Like flipping a page of a book, lift the bottom corner of the “watermbomb base” to the top corner. Make sure to lift the top flap ONLY.
Bring upwards the bottom edge of the dollar bill inside while lifting the top layer of the “waterbomb base”.
Pull down the 2 flaps of the “waterbomb base”.
Repeat step 8 on the top part of the dollar bill. Bring downwards the top edge of the dollar bill inside while lifting the top layer of the “waterbomb base”.
Bring the top flap of the “waterbomb base” upwards.
Lift the top layer of the dollar bill to the left side along the dashed line.
It should now look like this halfway.
Fold diagonally along the dashed lines as shown.
Halfway folding, it should look like this.
To shape the heart, fold along the corners as shown in the illustration above.
Swing the right side backwards to the other side.
Rotate it so it stands vertically.
Your Heart bookmark origami is done!
Try creating this bookmark with different kinds of paper.