Make awesome decor using dollar bills! In this tutorial, we are going to make a money ornament. What’s great about this origami ornament is that you may hang it wherever you want once finished.
If you don’t have dollar bills with you at the moment or don’t want to use money, then that’s fine. You may use any piece of paper with the same proportions as a dollar bill. Now, let’s start folding!
This is an easy fold to make although it’s tougher than some folds. Nevertheless, this guide will show you an effective and simple way of creating the ornament. Enjoy!
Make the base of the dollar bill ornament
Lay a dollar bill flat in front you on a table. It should be in landscape.
The second step is to fold the dollar bill downwards in half. Then, make a vertical crease mark in the middle by folding and unfolding it it half.
Diagonally fold along the crease marks. See next step to see how the diagonal fold should look like.
Make a diagonal fold by folding the right edge towards the bottom.
Then, do the same for the left edge. As you can see, the dollar bill now resembles a simple house. Great job, crease the diagonal folds made well then unfold.
Inverse fold the base of the money ornament
For this set of steps, you will use the crease lines to fold a house again but this time there will be a roof. Lift the top dollar bill slightly while pushing the right side inward.
Push the right side to the middle.
Keep pushing it inwards. This will make a reverse inside fold.
The dollar bill origami should now look like this.
Make another inside reverse fold at the left side.
Shape the unit into a diamond
Like flipping a page from a book, flip the right side to the left side.
Then do the same at the back. Flip it like a book.
Diagonally fold the bottom left corner upwards. Make sure to fold the top layer ONLY.
Repeat the previous step on the bottom right corner to form a diamond shape.
Flip the dollar bill to the other side. Diagonally fold the bottom left corner upwards.
Diagonally fold the right bottom corners upwards as well.
Combine two units to make an ornament
Like flipping a page from a book, flip the left side to the right side. Do the same for the back side as well.
As illustrated in the image above, take note of the pocket and the tabs. Make another piece of this dollar bill model.
To make the ornament, insert one of the model piece in between the pocket and tabs of the other mode
Keep tucking it inside one another.
Your Money Ornament is done!
- Make sure to sanitize the dollar bill first before folding it.
- Make sure to crease properly - apply enough pressure.
- Have fun, be attentive, and check out some of our other cool dollar bill origamis!