Introduction: Dollar Bill Ring Bling

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How to create a ring out of a dollar bill, or any other US money, for that matter.

This is a continuation of my money origami series, started here. As with the previous one, massive credit goes to Clay, who put up the idea originally, along with much other money art.

Step 1: Cold Hard Cash

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Start with the side that reads "ONE" facing towards you on a flat surface. Like all money origami, a crisp bill will work best.

Flip the bill over, and fold the "white" edges on the top and bottom inward. Crease those folds, and return the bill to its original side.

Step 2: A Half Then a Quarter

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Fold the bill in half. (You can flip this over to do it, or not. It doesn't matter.). Then fold the bill in half again.

Step 3: Making a Diamond

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Fold the end of the bill up from the bottom. That "1" will be the center of the ring, and ideally you're trying to center to be even on both sides. The "white" of the bill gets folded under the "1."

Press everything down and crease.

Step 4: Ring Around the Finger (optional)

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Just to get the shape of the ring, you can bend the folded bill around your finger a few times. It's not necessary to do this, however.

When you're done. place the bill back on a flat surface.

Step 5: Creating the Circle

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This is one of those steps which is much easier to show than to describe. As seen below, fold the bill upward to create a 45 degree angle. The distance between this angle and the "1" will be the circumference of the ring.

Continue moving that fold under the ring, and back to the other side.

Step 6: Completing the Ring

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Bring both ends of the bill together to form...a ring. Take the long end, and fold under the "1", tucking the folded end of the "1" under the long end.

Continue bringing the long end underneath the ring, and back around to the top.

Tuck the remaining flap underneath the "1", and press down all creases.

Step 7: Bling Bling!

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And viola! You have a dollar ring.

*NB: If the ring is too small, as it will be for most men's fingers, there's a simple way to fix this not discussed in the original author's directions. You can skip the part of Step 5, where one wraps the bill around itself. Instead, just make the 45 degree angle fold (the first picture), and proceed to step 6.


CrackersW (author)2017-03-23

I used some tape to hold it in place and folded in a different direction. Still, works! A great instructable

emilolip (author)2013-03-09

Very cool! I used a little glue to keep it strong, but other wise a good instructable!

ninjasfly (author)2011-09-18

i charge my classmates $1 for making it and they provide the dollar!!!!

emilolip (author)ninjasfly2013-03-09

me too!

Jessie Marie (author)2013-01-02


knexaddict (author)2012-04-25

All credit goes to origami rob on tube >.<

Jsquared24 (author)2011-10-12

If only if this worked with australian notes :(

X41 (author)2011-07-12

awesome instuctable
but it is 90°, not 45° ;D

NinjaToast (author)2011-01-31

Sweet, My pinkie is no longer naked!!

super happy fun (author)2011-01-27

i really dont get this part!!

davethedunce (author)2010-10-03

Awesome instructable

Moypalicious (author)2007-10-21

i actually made this lol thanks!!

Foyet (author)Moypalicious2010-06-28

its cool i made one and i wear it too lol but then i spent it... :^(

The Porsche Fan (author)2010-03-20

 I found step six to be pretty confusing

101lenny101 (author)2010-03-19

 Just wanted to let you know, that's a 90 degree angle. Great Instructable though!

Andershegelund (author)2010-03-18


KC-Dimples (author)2010-03-14

You are my newly found hero! xD
I've been making dollar rings for a while, but i couldn't figure out how to make the 1 in the center of the ring... Then again I never put much thought into it. But thanks! :D

PetervG (author)2007-03-05

This sucks, always money tricks with US.

jeffreyf (author)PetervG2007-03-05

If you'd like to send me some Canadian notes I'd be happy to figure out a modification :)

mashedpotato13 (author)jeffreyf2009-08-13

I will do it if you only exchange some money

ntgrater (author)PetervG2007-03-23

i actually made one with some money from the bahamas

the duck tape queen (author)2009-08-06

I tried making this but it was really hard because to me or anyone else for that matter all the pictures show the money upsidedown

bubbles983 (author)2009-05-17

THANKS! ive always wanted to know how to make one!

TXTCLA55 (author)2009-04-30

Nice! It doesn't work well with canadian 5 dollar bills :( and I really don't want to wear a 20! Over all very impressive ible though! 5 stars!

Reper522 (author)2009-03-31

Thanks! i got it to work and now i know how to make it for others...thanks again

gymnastmoose (author)2008-11-25

Thank goodness, something much more reasonable than the most expensive chess set on here....

nicky0206 (author)2008-09-12

Awsome bling bling dude!

bikerkid (author)2008-07-20

I made one out of a canadian 20 dollar bill.

sk8er4lyfe (author)2008-07-19

I love this Instructable!!!

pandaboy292 (author)2008-06-24

can you make the kind with a dime in it?

icedog515 (author)2008-04-24

very cool. a different crappy version of this is a new fad at my skool -

casey321b (author)2008-04-15

I made it too. but i think he skipped a step because mine keeps falling apart and I did everything he said...

llondon (author)2008-04-14

Ha! made one for every finger, awesome +1 even though this isn't the first place I learned to do this.

HardCoreHacker (author)2008-02-17

you are
You took my Idea

pocketwatch (author)2007-11-15

Man hands are huge!

originalwynne (author)2007-10-26

i didnt quite get step 6 so i improvised and it worked out really well :D nice instructable! 5/5!

office rogue (author)2007-06-12

Dude This is an awesome instructable!!!! it is so kool i made 1 out of a 20, it was the only one i had with me, and it looks sweet. i wear it around sometimes. Thanks 4 the sweeet instructabe!

HOMEPIE64 (author)2007-05-22

i need help since you obviously(i think) semi-talented if not talented at money oragomi can you make a video explaining how to make the glasses becuase i plainly don't get the tubes and some of the folds.

Phenomenal (author)2007-03-25

I couldn't quite figure out that last step, a video might help.

ntgrater (author)2007-03-23

i made these rings in $1 $5 $10 $20 $50 and $100 increments

i posted them here

jeffreyf (author)ntgrater2007-03-23

OMG. That's totally awesome!

mikesty (author)2007-03-05

Pretty rad. I've done this before but I totally forgot - thanks for reminding me. It turns out the only crisp bill I had in my drawer was... a $2 bill! Glad the instructions worked for the $2 as well :) I found a benji in there that's pretty crisp as well. How about a hand full of rings of different denominations? AFAIK there would be seven. That's a lot. I suppose the 3 digits from the 100 would not fit very well (maybe on the thumb?).

jeffreyf (author)mikesty2007-03-06

Post a picture!

Cryptickley (author)2007-03-06

:D Sweet! I am going to make it and wear it.

homemade (author)2007-03-05

cool, figure one w/ george's head as the diamond or do one w/ a benjamin.

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