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I'm sure that you have probably seen this somewhere on the internet, but I felt that Instructables needed one. Well anyways, its a pretty cool way to give someone money. It only takes about 5 or so minutes to make, and its awesome.

Here is a video: Not very exiting, but it gets the job done.

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Step 1: Finding a dollar

I know this may be hard for some people (especially me), but you need to find a spare dollar that you can fold up. Try to find one that is pretty crisp and new.

Step 2: Turning a diamond thingy into a square.

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You're bill should look something like this now.

Step 3: More triangles to make

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Step 4: Making triangles into squares.

Step 5: Folding the edges of the squares in

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Step 6: Kinda what we did in step 4

Step 7: Cleaning things up.

Step 8: The Quarter Trick

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mgappy5 months ago
That's so awesome. Here's mine with a Seychelles 10 rupees note and 25 cents. Looks a little crude though.
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9fish made it!6 months ago

I made it! The instruction is easy with detail. Thank you!

With a small tool, it makes origami with nice creases.

noobthegreat9 months ago

it was easy and cool!


I made it out of paper with the dimensions of a dollar

bpatricio10 months ago

awesome ....!!!

victorg654610 months ago

this was so easy and looks awesome!

fodiddle10 months ago

love it

firecrossbow10 months ago
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fireice289 made it!10 months ago

Nice i folded down the tip in the back to make it sit up straight

Drac0 made it!1 year ago

Thanks for the tutorial. I used this for tooth fairy money for my daughter's first lost tooth. I'm sure she's going to like it.

mrsjsmith made it!1 year ago

Tipped my waiter last night with it :) Thanks for the easy to follow instructions!

LegoBrickMaster7 (author)  mrsjsmith1 year ago

Nicely done!

noname420 made it!1 year ago

Thank you so much.
Was looking for dollar bill origami and just happen to see it was Clicked the link, loved the picture so I gave it a try. This is mine. I changed the back a little bit for the 5 dollar bill so Mr. Lincoln was facing out. Thank you again, wasn't to hard and is so beautiful.

LegoBrickMaster7 (author)  noname4201 year ago

Nice work!

dopman made it!5 years ago
 Great Instructable!

As you sure know, we are using euros € here in Europe. So that means that we do have very little dollar bills here. I still wanted to do this so I took a 10€ bill and started doing it. Your steps where a bit hard to understand for me but when I looked at the following picture I did understand. The 10cent did fit perfectly in to the heart too!

LegoBrickMaster7 (author)  dopman5 years ago
Thanks for posting a picture! It looks great with different currency!
Just a note (hah!), for currencies like New Zealand (& Australia too I think) it is incredibly hard to get it to hold its shape like a US/UK note or paper as they are printed on polymer, not paper.
I agree.
a_amberger made it!2 years ago
Thanks for the instructions. I took the liberty of improving on your design so that the heart lays flat. The side "ears" of the heart are folded inwards (or inverted), and the top flap is folded forwards behind the coin. Hope you like it...
LegoBrickMaster7 (author)  a_amberger2 years ago
Very impressive!
shoppe made it!3 years ago
Canadian 20s and quarters.
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LegoBrickMaster7 (author)  shoppe3 years ago
Great work!
andreitaa made it!3 years ago
Here's mine with a 100 Taiwanese Dollar :)
LegoBrickMaster7 (author)  andreitaa3 years ago
Great job! It looks amazing!
DrBlind made it!4 years ago
Nice work, here's mine:
It looks great!
peardrop made it!1 month ago
Nice! Indonesian Rupiah with New Zealand Dollar :)

every year our school does a book drive. we also have an origami stand when we do it, but sometimes we need more inspiration for the stand. this is a FANTABULOUS (my fave word) example!

(except, 'o course, we would charge them more since the origami is made from bills and coins~~ )

SO awesome! nicely done, and when I make it, (or, at least, when I make an attempt to) I'll share a pic!!

that is the awesomest thing i have ever seen

its fantabulous

Loved it. Will make it soon with a different currency. cheers :)

Sandeepkubbe8 months ago
Thanks so much !, I'm gonna impress my girlfriend:-)
firecrossbow10 months ago
Nice tutorial easy to follow!!!!
cmarie151 year ago
Super easy to follow!! Thanks so much!! The "tooth fairy" made a stop tonight for my daughter and I'm sure she's going to love this under her pillow!!

Love this idea!

lilcub281 year ago
Pic 6 in these steps is unclear, I'm not exactly sure what it is I'm supposed to do. It would have been more helpful if you would have explained some instead of just saying "There it goes".... :(
LegoBrickMaster7 (author)  lilcub281 year ago
That little triangle just gets folded under, next to the spine on the back of the heart. If the pictures are unclear you can watch the video, and it should clear things up.

Good luck! You're almost there!
lilcub281 year ago
I suggest using a toothpick for this part of the steps...
just made it in bout 5 mins. wife loved it. thanks
hhuebner2 years ago
Awesome and easy to follow..
Zizalaviva2 years ago
Didn't quite get the coin tucking in the heart part at the end. For some reason I didn't have a flappy thing to hold it in. But hey, at least you could tell my attempt is a heart. Great instructable!
Cashcroft792 years ago
Great instructions! I'm a server and it would make my day to get an awesome tip like this. I used the back fold on mine to create a stand so the heart popped up off the table :)
jlhjla2 years ago
Very easy-to-follow directions...I made one to leave under the pillow for my son who just lost a tooth, and his reaction was, "Wow, the Tooth Fairy is AWESOME!" Thanks, son, I'll be sure to tell her you said that. :)
LegoBrickMaster7 (author)  jlhjla2 years ago
Haha, that's AWESOME!
slym2 years ago
Best steps ever! So clear and easy after following your steps. Thanks!
wiccanbear3 years ago
awesome and easy to follow! i just made one out of a twenty to put in my step daughters b day card :D she's gona love it! lol. thansk so much!
janemermaid3 years ago
Bummer that we don't have pound notes in the UK anymore...I did find a Guernsey pound note and that came out really well. £5 notes worked ok, but are a bit fat....I'll keep practising on that one....My friend made one from a cigarette paper....damn showoff!
I just did a couple test folds with an Aussie $20... Folds like a CHARM. Don't be intimidated by the polymer. It IS a little poufier. I'd like to finish it, but it's rent money. ;)
Maybe next month. :)
barnabyrks4 years ago
I made one of these for the tooth fairy to leave under my 6 year old son's pillow tonight. He just lost his 2nd tooth. He's got 18 more teeth to lose and my younger son still has 20 to go, so I'll be an origami pro in a few years! (hopefully)
That is TOO cool. That will be a great memory for them!
Cool, lol, making one for my gf. Thanks
smccoy13 years ago
Great Job! Thanks for the Instructable. I just found this site and love it.
007003 years ago
Really well done and very easy to follow. I'm definitely putting these in the offering plate at church, can't wait to see their faces!
Thinking of hiding ten of these around the house with clues to the location of the next one on the inside for my niece's tenth birthday.
tom suzuki5 years ago
AWWWWWWWWWEEEEEEEEESOMMMMMEEEEE Thanks for the instructable. helped me make my own. Why did u choose to make one out of a 2$ bill, not a 1$ one? But still, a nice instructable, thanks again.
LegoBrickMaster7 (author)  tom suzuki5 years ago
Two dollar bills are amazing, and underused.
When I was a little kid, my mom would go to the bank and get lots of 2 dollar bills for my allowance. After a while she switched to bigger denominations as I got older, and slowly the memories of those bills faded...

Until I stumbled onto your instructable. So now, not only do I have a bunch of awesome hearts lying around my desk (and they are awesome in so many ways), I also have a bunch of wonderful memories of my childhood rushing back into my head. So, thanks, you basically made my month.

[Cyber bro-hug]
LegoBrickMaster7 (author)  thedurka6664 years ago
Aww, thanks!

[Cyber bro-hug}

NRIK5 years ago
Thanks this was really easy and smooth thanks for showing.
joeydee5 years ago
Thank you so much, this is really cool.  I used a Mexican 100 peso bill, because it is red and pink, I thought it looked nice.  The size is a little different but it didn't seem to make much of a difference.  Thanks again.

Chewy26345 years ago
WOW, incredible instructable man. i wish other people could make as good and descriptive as yours! I just finished mine and its FREAKIN AWESOME!!!
Thank you!
J-Manoo75 years ago
Who is the band playing in the  video? I also loved your heart.
Thank you
LegoBrickMaster7 (author)  weebmistress5 years ago
The band is Primus. The song is Southbound Pachyderm.
XxTECHxX5 years ago
Great ible man i like it alot i used the same 2 dollar bill and quarter it looks awsome man my girl will come home from work and get a heart... awsome man!!!!
fighterG5 years ago
folding this for my Girlfriend
rikiardo935 years ago
nice man, i like it very much!
KC-Dimples5 years ago
  Wow! I made one while watching all your steps on the video, and it's SO COOL! I enjoy dollar bill origamis :3
emp_cyttie5 years ago
thanks for the stimulous of mind!
whopoder5 years ago
OMG awesome!
Awesome, very good step by step instructions.
origamiguy5 years ago
that's a good looking heart!  I think next video you make slow down, you go too fast and after each step try to hold it closer to the camera so we can see what you did.  I had to pause it 5x until I got the hang of it.  Now I am making a bunch for Valentine's Day cards.
LegoBrickMaster7 (author)  origamiguy5 years ago
Thanks for the advice.
i didnt read the instructable lol just used the video
KottonKandy5 years ago
Wow. Simply amazing! I loved the looks on my familys faces when I showed them this.
mmcpherson45 years ago
verry cool!! thanks dude!