Money Gifts

Crafty Ways To Give Money as Gifts

Create awesome money gifts out of dollar bills!

How can I give money as a gift?

There are many ways to give money as a gift.  One way is through folding the dollar bill in multiple ways. By folding it like origami, you can mold money in any shape or form. Be it an animal, a common shape, an insect, clothes, or anything that you can imagine, you can mold them and give them to people as a gift. Each money gift origami tutorial has step-by-step instructions to make this activity a lot easier for you. They are all illustrated by hand to be simple yet detailed enough for beginners and kids to understand. Grab your dollar bill (or a rectangular piece of paper) and let’s start crafting!

How do you make a  Money Gift?

Gather the materials that you need:

First things first, get a dollar bill or any currency bill of your choosing. Dollar bills are known for their durability because they are composed of linen and wool. It is great for beginners as it does not tear or rip easily. Also, giving them as gifts would last “longer” than regular paper.

If you want to make your dollar origami presentable, you may tie it with a ribbon or put a letter or a gift tag along with your monetary gift. That way, the receiver will appreciate it more.

Note: You may use any paper if you don’t have or don’t want to use a dollar bill. Just make sure to use a paper that has the same proportions as a dollar bill.

To make these money gifts, learn the 3 basic folds that you used in making origami.

Valley Fold

The most common fold is the valley fold, this is when you simply fold a part of the paper forward along the designated fold line(dashed lines). Once folded, then folded. the paper forms a “V”.

Mountain Fold

The opposite of the valley fold, you need to fold a part of the paper from behind instead of folding it forward.

Squash fold

To use this technique,  pry open the 2 layers of the paper slightly, then press and flatten the paper to make the fold.

Here are some easy dollar origami ideas that you can make into awesome gifts:

A great graduations gift:

A gift to give someone in need of  emotional support

A present to wish someone good luck

A special gift to your special someone

A gift that you can wear

A cute gift great as a birthday present or a tip

We hope you have fun transforming a dollar bill into a wonderful gift that will please anyone.


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