How to Make a Money Origami Graduation Cap

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How to Make a Money Origami Graduation Cap

Introduction:

 

An awesome gift you can give to someone on their graduation is this money graduation cap and diploma. Using two pieces of a dollar bill, you can give your special someone a thoughtful congratulatory present. You will also be needing a ribbon or any piece of string to make the matching diploma for the cap.

Diffivulty Level: Intermediate – Hard

How to Make a Money Origami Graduation Cap - Step 01

First let’s makw the graduation cap. Grab a piece of dollar bill and fold it in  lengthwise in half. Crease the fold well and then unfold.

How to Make a Money Origami Graduation Cap - Step 02

Flip the dollar bill over.

How to Make a Money Origami Graduation Cap - Step 03.1

Make a crease line by diagonally folding along the dashed line.

How to Make a Money Origami Graduation Cap - Step 03.2

Crease it well and then unfold,

How to Make a Money Origami Graduation Cap - Step 04.1

Make another crease line on the opposite of the diagonal crease line.

How to Make a Money Origami Graduation Cap - Step 04.2

Once folded, crease it well and then unfold.

How to Make a Money Origami Graduation Cap - Step 05

Repeat steps 3-4 on the right part of the dollar bill. It should have the same “X” Crease lines as the left side.

How to Make a Money Origami Graduation Cap - Step 06

Fold the dollar bill crosswise in half. Crease the paper well then unfold.

How to Make a Money Origami Graduation Cap - Step 07.1

Fold the dollar bill inwards along the dashed lines. Use the crease lines as guide to fold the dollar bill easily.

How to Make a Money Origami Graduation Cap - Step 07.2

This is how it looks like when you collapse of the dollar bill to the center. It should fold along the creases made. Keep collapsing inwards until it looks like the next step

How to Make a Money Origami Graduation Cap - Step 08

Flatten it like the left image below. Make a diagonal fold on the top left part of the dollar bill and then unfold.

How to Make a Money Origami Graduation Cap - Step 09

Bring the left top flap downwards along the dashed line.

How to Make a Money Origami Graduation Cap - Step 010

Diagonally fold the bottom left flap upwards. Crease it well then unfold.

How to Make a Money Origami Graduation Cap - Step 011.1

Lift the bottom left flap upwards to the middle.

How to Make a Money Origami Graduation Cap - Step 011.2

It should now look like the left image once lifted. Pry the layers of the left flap open and then squash it down.

How to Make a Money Origami Graduation Cap - Step 012

Once squashed, it should now look like the illustration above. Flip the top part of the left side to the bottom part along the dashed line.

How to Make a Money Origami Graduation Cap - Step 013

Fold along the dashed line as illustrated on the image above. Make sure to fold the top flap only and use the yellow dots as a guide on where you should fold the bottom flap.

How to Make a Money Origami Graduation Cap - Step 014

Bring this section to the top part of the dollar.

How to Make a Money Origami Graduation Cap - Step 015

Flip the bottom part upwards on the top side of the dollar bill.

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Repeat step 13 on the top part. Connect the yellow dots together.

How to Make a Money Origami Graduation Cap - Step 017

Bring the top layer layer part downwards.

How to Make a Money Origami Graduation Cap - Step 018

Bring the left part side to the back. It should look like the next image.

How to Make a Money Origami Graduation Cap - Step 019

Repeat step 11.2 on this side dollar bill. Lif the top flap to the middle, pry open the layers and then squash.

How to Make a Money Origami Graduation Cap - Step 020

Mountain fold the left edge of the top layer. Crease it well and then unfold.

How to Make a Money Origami Graduation Cap - Step 021

Repeat step 13 to 15 on this part of the dollar bill.

Follw step 16 to 17 on this part of the dollar bill. It should now look like the next image once folded.

Fold the left yellow dot to the right yellow dot. Make sure to fold the top layer only.

Pry open the layers and then shape it by putting your finger inside the layers.  Flip it over other side.

How to Make a Money Origami Graduation Cap - Step 024.1

Repeat the last  two steps on this side.

How to Make a Money Origami Graduation Cap - Step 024.2

The dollar origami should now look like this. Merge the two rounds together by sliding the right side over the left side.

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Once merged, it should look like the image above. Your origami mortarboard is done!. Set the graduation cap for now.

How to Make a Money Origami Graduation Cap - Step 026

Get a new piece of a dollar bill to make a diploma.

How to Make a Money Origami Graduation Cap - Step 027

Roll the dollar bill upward.

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Keep rolling till you reach the top edge.

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Tie it with a ribbon after.

How to Make a Money Origami Graduation Cap - Final

Your origami graduation cap and diploma is done!

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5 COMMENTS

  1. Nice Grad Gift Idea!

  2. super cool for graduation!

  3. I will also made it.

  4. Cool

  5. unghh the instructions are okay, its my folding skills that aren’t (╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻

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