Money Origami, Flower Edition: 10 Different Ways to Fold a Dollar Bill into a Blossoming Bloom

The very first banknotes were used by the Chinese in the 7th century, during the Tang Dynasty. Before it was used as a true currency, paper money was used as part of a deposit system in which merchants would leave large amounts of coins with a trusted associate and receive a paper receipt for the transaction. The reason was simple—the copper coins used as currency at the time were heavy.

How To: Origami a paper envelope without glue or tape

In this Arts & Crafts video tutorial you will learn how to Origami a paper envelope without glue or tape. Take a piece of paper and fold it in half hamburger style. Fold the open edge of the top sheet of paper back on itself so it reaches the closed edge. Repeat this step again. Give it a good crease, open it up and fold the open edge back to the middle crease and fold it back along the middle crease. This becomes the bar of the bar envelope. Now fold the other open edge of the paper so that ...

How To: Make an Origami Lotus Flower Out of Dollar Bills

Looking to add specimens to your paper garden? Make a paper lotus flower from dollar bills using origami, the traditional Japanese art of paper folding. This free origami video lesson presents complete instructions for making your own dollar-bill lotus flowers from folded paper. Now, let's get our monigami on!

How To: Make an origami birthday pop-up card

Enchant that special birthday boy or girl with a unique origami birthday pop-up card by following this well produced instructional video. 1. All you need is a two sided square piece of colorful wrapping paper to create your origami birthday pop-up card. As long as your paper is square, the finished card can be any size you wish. 2. Make a series of simple sharp folds on both sides, carefully following the video instructions. Pay particular attention to the final intricate folds which create t...

How To: Fold an origami skeletal octahedron

Looking for an advanced craft project? With this guide, you'll learn how to make a 3D skeletal octahedron with origami, the traditional Japanese folk art of paper folding. For more information, including a step-by-step overview of the folding process, as well as to get started making your own colorful octahedrons, watch this free origami lesson.

How To: Origami a case for chopsticks Japanese style

These instructional animated slides teach you how to easily fold a paper case for chopsticks Japanese style. Learn how to use the Japanese art of origami to make your own chopsticks case. Use the start, stop, forward and back buttons to easily follow along. You can also speed up the instructional origami video if it is going too slow. Very cool Japanese origami how-to video! Origami a case for chopsticks Japanese style.

How To: Make your own origami magic ball

Tutorial of how to quickly make and Origami Magic Ball! Get a piece of 20x40cm paper. Fold along side in 32 equal parts, by repeatedly folding the paper in half - using genderless folds. Fold the short side in 8 equal parts- using valley folds. Turn the sheet over and start diagonal folds - using valley folds into 32 parts. Roll paper out flat, and fold it zigzag following previously made genderless folds. At corner of paper, create a "water bomb" by pressing together previously made folds fo...

How To: Origami a dollar bill peacock

Dollar bill origami is fun, simple & cute. All you need is a dollar bill and some origami folding skills. Spend your spare dollar on some creativity... and you will end up with a cute origami figurine. Watch this origami money tutorial to learn how to fold a dollar bill into a peacock.

How To: Fold a very detailed origami rose from Prison Break

Love roses and complicated craft projects? Make a beautiful decorative paper rose using origami, the traditional Japanese folk art of paper folding. This 26-minute free origami video lesson presents complete instructions on how to make your own roses from folded paper. For more information, and to get started making paper flowers yourself, take a look!

How To: Fold a fun origami treasure chest

Hone your origami folding skills - as well as craft a pirate-chic treasure chest that can actually store your precious plunder - by checking out this origami video. Your finger dexterity will be challenged by the curved fold, an advanced origami fold that leaves the leagues of angular folds behind in the dust.

How To: Origami a dollar bill rhinoceros

Dollar bill origami is fun, simple & cute. All you need is a dollar bill and some origami folding skills. Spend your spare dollar on some creativity... and you will end up with a cute origami figurine. Watch this origami money tutorial to learn how to fold a Rhinoceros out of Dollar Bill.

How To: Origami a 3D panda bear

Fed up with traditional origami? Well, learn how to fold some three-dimensional origami! This origami video tutorial will teach you how to origami a 3D panda. Traditional Japanese origami is the art of paper folding, but 3D origami is a little more complex, a little more challenging... a little more interesting. See how to model and fold a 3D panda bear with these origami instructions.

How To: Make origami llamas

This is a video tutorial in the Arts & Crafts category where you are going to learn how to make origami llamas. Take a square sheet of paper and fold it in half. Open the fold and then fold each half further in halves. The sheet is now divided in to 4 parts. Next fold the outer flaps inwards so that they meet at the center. Flip the folded sheet and fold it in half to make it a square size. Next you fold the top back over itself in a triangular shape. Open up the last fold and watch the video...

How To: Make a crane from a folded sheet of computer paper

Down on your luck? Drowning in printer paper? This video tutorial presents a complete, step-by-step overview of how to make a lucky paper crane or swan using origami, the traditional Japanese folk art of paper folding. For more information, and to get started making your own paper birds, watch this arts-and-crafts guide.

How To: Origami a beautiful little sunflower

Watch this origami video to fold an origami sunflower, complete with paper stem. This is a pretty difficult flower to fold. You will need many pieces of origami paper to complete this sunflower design. Fold several of these impressive origami sunflowers to make a bouquet.

How To: Origami a moon Japanese style

These instructional animated slides teach you how to easily fold a paper moon Japanese style. Learn how to use the Japanese art of origami to make your own paper moon. Use the start, stop, forward and back buttons to easily follow along. You can also speed up the instructional origami video if it is going too slow. Very cool Japanese origami how-to video! Origami a moon Japanese style.

How To: Make an origami flower basket or pot

Need a place to store your myriad origami flowers? With this guide, you'll learn how to make a paper flower basket using origami, the traditional art of Japanese paper folding. For more information, including a step-by-step overview of the folding process, as well as to get started making your own folded-paper flower baskets, watch this free origami lesson.

How To: Fold a very easy dollar bill ring

If you're sitting in class wondering why the clock seems to have its minute hand stuck and unable to move itself to 2 PM so you can get the hell out of school, pass the time quickly by folding this fun origami dollar bill ring. Easy and cool, it's a great way to hone your origami skills as well.

How To: Fold an origami jewelry box

Looking for a unique and inexpensive place to store your small possessions? In this two part tutorial, learn how to fold an origami jewelry box. All you need is paper and your fingers. This is a very cool origami project that is fun and easy to learn.

How To: Fold Wet Origami

Sounds like an anomaly, right? When I was a kid folding frogs, my mother gave me origami paper that was most certainly dry. But the works below by Vietnamese-American artist Giang Dinh were folded with one *wet* piece of paper. It's a technique called "Wet-Folding", invented by the great Japanese origami master Akira Yushizawa (pictured right).

How To: Make a hexagonal origami gift box

Want to make a next-level origami gift box? This video tutorial presents a complete, step-by-step overview of how to make a hexagonal sonobe paper gift box using origami, the traditional Japanese folk art of paper folding. For more information, and to get started making your own paper cubes, watch this arts-and-crafts guide.

How To: Origami a pair of paper slippers

These instructional animated slides teach you how to easily fold a pair of paper slippers. Learn how to use the Japanese art of origami to make your own paper slippers. Use the start, stop, forward and back buttons to easily follow along. You can also speed up the instructional origami video if it is going too slow. Very cool Japanese origami how-to video! Origami a pair of paper slippers.

News: Make a 471 piece origami swan

For the (anal) artist among us. This tutorial requires only 15 sheets of paper and scissors. Technically, because of the cutting of the paper, this swan is kirigami, not origami. That said, assembling 471 paper triangles into this beautiful swan is the work of angels.

How To: Fold a star from a drinking straw

This video will teach you hot to fold a star from a drinking straw. These stars are great as gifts! They can be stored in a glass or see-through jar. Each star represents a little bit of your feelings. Countless stars represent enormous love!

How To: Origami a flamingo

Origami Flamingo by Joost Langeveld. Origami! Fun pastime & skilled craft. Watch this an origami flamingo. the With origami, practice makes perfect. So practice those origami folds and you will have a beautiful flamingo.

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