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: Fold a Magic Rose Cube—A Flower in a Box Origami Puzzle

To play off Gertrude Stein's famous quote, a rose is a rose is a magic paper cube. And with this paper folder's guide, you'll learn how to make your very own magic rose cube from paper using the Japanese art of origami. This design by Valerie Vann, and folded by YouTuber German Fernandez, is great for Valentine's Day or any other day where a paper puzzle rose is needed. Just be prepared... it's a not just a puzzle origami rose, it's a puzzle folding it.

How To: Make a Three Dollar Origami Flower

Despite being bombarded with so many things to do each day, we still somehow find ourselves in a mid-afternoon lull where there's nothing better to do than stare at the adventures of a piece of lint darting across our computer screen.

How To: Make a small paper triambic icosahedron with origami

With this guide, you'll learn how to make a small paper triambic isohedron from 30 folded sheets of square paper 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 colorful paper icosahedrons, watch this free origami lesson.

How To: Fold an origami cherry blossom ball

Want to create a neat looking decorative item using just paper? Origami is the answer. The Origami Cherry Blossom paper ball created in this video by Tomoko Fuse requires papers, dexterity and a toothpick if the presenter is to be believed. The first steps consist of creating precreases on the paper. This step makes the subsequent folds easier to make as the fold lines also double up as markers. The second step consists of creating a complex shape. The same design is then repeated 30 times. F...

How To: Origami an Omega Star

Merry Christmas From Kevinsorigami! This origami model makes a great Christmas Star though it looks like a sea urchin. Origami is the timeless art of Japanese paper folding. Watch this origami how to video to learn how to fold the Christmas omega star. Origami is a fun craft and your models make nice, homemade gifts. Practice makes perfect.

How To: Origami a dollar bill box

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 box with a dollar bill.

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: Fold an origami TIE Fighter from Star Wars

A TIE Fighter might not ever see the light of day outside of the television. Not a real starfighter, anyway. But you can model our very own Star Wars TIE Fighter with some simple paper. It might take a while, but folding this origami Star Wars TIE Fighter will be worth every second. Use the origami diagram, from Star Wars Origami. You can find two different versions there.

How To: Fold an advanced origami Kawasaki rose

This is a video tutorial on how to make an origami rose by Mr. Kawasaki. This is a very complex rose to fold. This project is recommended for intermediate or advanced folding enthusiasts. This video also shows a little trick to help it stay together while doing some of the hard steps using paperclips. Doing this will still make it origami because you take them off. Watch this video origami lesson and learn how to fold an origami Kawasaki rose.

How To: Origami a petunia

Fold a petunia flower, an easy model to fold. Origami! Fun pastime & skilled craft. Watch this origami how to video to learn how to fold the petunia flower. With origami, practice makes perfect. So practice those origami folds and you will have a beautiful flower.

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: Fold Beautiful Origami Hearts Using Real Dollar Bills or Any Other Paper Money

With Valentine's Day looming in our midst, it's high time to start thinking about what you'll be cooking up and crafting for your sweetheart. But instead of spending any money on anything, just keep one thing in mind—everybody loves cold hard cash, even as a valentine gift. So, instead of spending your dough, fold it into a beautiful origami heart to give your loved one. Better yet—make a whole bouquet of folded dollar bill hearts. What could be sweeter than a bunch of heart flowers made of m...

How To: Fold Origami Bat-Winged Hearts for Valentine's Day

Hearts are fairly easy to cut out of paper, but origami hearts take a little more work, and that means more appreciation from their recipient. Even better, flying origami hearts. What better way to tell your loved one you care on Valentine's Day than with some bat-winged hearts? It'll send them into cardiac arrest just knowing how much effort you put into making your love known.

How To: Make an origami shirt out of a dollar bill

Is your love of money surpassed only by your love of miniature dress shirts? Boy, are you in luck. This video tutorial presents complete, step-by-step instructions on how to make a shirt from a folded dollar bill. For more information, and to get started making your own money shirts, watch this free arts-and-crafts how-to.

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