Introduction: Dollar Bill Origami Heart

Picture of Dollar Bill Origami Heart

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.

Step 1: Finding a Dollar

Picture of 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.

Picture of Turning a Diamond Thingy Into a Square.

You're bill should look something like this now.

Step 3: More Triangles to Make

Picture of More Triangles to Make

Step 4: Making Triangles Into Squares.

Picture of Making Triangles Into Squares.

Step 5: Folding the Edges of the Squares In

Picture of Folding the Edges of the Squares In

Step 6: Kinda What We Did in Step 4

Picture of Kinda What We Did in Step 4

Step 7: Cleaning Things Up.

Picture of Cleaning Things Up.

Step 8: The Quarter Trick

Picture of The Quarter Trick


mgappy (author)2014-10-29

That's so awesome. Here's mine with a Seychelles 10 rupees note and 25 cents. Looks a little crude though.

9fish made it! (author)2014-09-14

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

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

noobthegreat (author)2014-06-06

it was easy and cool!

Wr3ckLessProductions (author)2014-06-04

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

bpatricio (author)2014-05-29

awesome ....!!!

victorg6546 (author)2014-05-26

this was so easy and looks awesome!

fodiddle (author)2014-05-25

love it

firecrossbow (author)2014-05-20


fireice289 made it! (author)2014-05-20

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

Drac0 made it! (author)2014-03-03

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! (author)2014-02-12

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

Nicely done!

noname420 made it! (author)2014-02-14

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.

Nice work!

dopman made it! (author)2010-03-16

 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)dopman2010-03-19

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.

DUO0037 (author)adamazing2013-09-15

I agree.

a_amberger made it! (author)2012-10-22

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...

Very impressive!

shoppe made it! (author)2011-12-16

Canadian 20s and quarters.

LegoBrickMaster7 (author)shoppe2011-12-16

Great work!

andreitaa made it! (author)2011-11-04

Here's mine with a 100 Taiwanese Dollar :)

Great job! It looks amazing!

DrBlind made it! (author)2011-01-13

Nice work, here's mine:

jeffreyshi (author)DrBlind2011-04-19

It looks great!

Shany120 (author)DrBlind2011-04-14


OrigamiPerson made it! (author)2017-04-10

It's so cool!I really like it!Thanks for teaching me that!

Jwilkerson3 made it! (author)2016-12-05


Andrea Cam made it! (author)2016-09-29

Mt very first oragami heart! And it only cost a dollar (;

SaraS169 made it! (author)2016-09-20

Here´s mine with a 5 euros bill! Thanks

BryanR63 (author)2016-04-24

This is so easy but when I first looked at it I thought it would be tooooooo hard but I ended up trying and did it thanks to the amazing steps by - LegoBrickMaster7

opratts made it! (author)2016-04-17

nice and easy

QueenM3 (author)2016-02-23

perfect step by step instructions with perfect pictures and notes...way easy to follow.

Thank you,


DoubleBubble48 made it! (author)2016-02-10


sciguyhale made it! (author)2015-11-19


kimmiekay3 made it! (author)2015-10-29

I made this $5 heart with quarter just for fun way to give my daughter her allowance. The instructions are fantastic and very easy to follow!

jessicac64 made it! (author)2015-10-19


Awesome Bro (author)2015-10-01

A bit hard but after you're done its satisfactory.

JubinM (author)2015-09-25

dwalker29 (author)2015-09-07

I just made one and gave it to my boyfriend to carry in his wallet! Thank you for taking the time to show how it is made!

GwendolynM made it! (author)2015-08-21

I made it with a $5 because my $1s weren't stiff. I think I'll probably leave these as tips =D so pretty

smiley-_-face made it! (author)2015-08-07

This is so cool! With the big piece that was folded back, I made a little stand for it!

CDAR1999 (author)2015-05-24

Did it! With an old 5 Bolivares bill and a Two Pence coin of a pound.

killerdillard (author)2015-03-31

My kids tooth fairy money. Thanks

peardrop made it! (author)2015-02-14

Nice! Indonesian Rupiah with New Zealand Dollar :)

teddingtonian ???✌️ (author)2015-01-19

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!!

teddingtonian ???✌️ (author)2015-01-19

that is the awesomest thing i have ever seen

its fantabulous

syedhamzahasan (author)2014-07-26

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

Sandeepkubbe (author)2014-07-09

Thanks so much !, I'm gonna impress my girlfriend:-)

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