Introduction: Dollar Bill Ring Bling

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

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

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

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)

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

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

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!

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 made it! (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 made it! (author)2013-03-09

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

ninjasfly made it! (author)2011-09-18

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

emilolip made it! (author)emilolip2013-03-09

me too!

Jessie Marie made it! (author)2013-01-02


knexaddict made it! (author)2012-04-25

All credit goes to origami rob on tube >.<

Jsquared24 made it! (author)2011-10-12

If only if this worked with australian notes :(

X41 made it! (author)2011-07-12

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

NinjaToast made it! (author)2011-01-31

Sweet, My pinkie is no longer naked!!

super happy fun made it! (author)2011-01-27

i really dont get this part!!

davethedunce made it! (author)2010-10-03

Awesome instructable

Moypalicious made it! (author)2007-10-21

i actually made this lol thanks!!

Foyet made it! (author)Foyet2010-06-28

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

The Porsche Fan made it! (author)2010-03-20

 I found step six to be pretty confusing

101lenny101 made it! (author)2010-03-19

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

Andershegelund made it! (author)2010-03-18


KC-Dimples made it! (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 made it! (author)2007-03-05

This sucks, always money tricks with US.

jeffreyf made it! (author)jeffreyf2007-03-05

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

mashedpotato13 made it! (author)mashedpotato132009-08-13

I will do it if you only exchange some money

ntgrater made it! (author)ntgrater2007-03-23

i actually made one with some money from the bahamas

the duck tape queen made it! (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 made it! (author)2009-05-17

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

TXTCLA55 made it! (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 made it! (author)2009-03-31

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

gymnastmoose made it! (author)2008-11-25

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

nicky0206 made it! (author)2008-09-12

Awsome bling bling dude!

bikerkid made it! (author)2008-07-20

I made one out of a canadian 20 dollar bill.

sk8er4lyfe made it! (author)2008-07-19

I love this Instructable!!!

pandaboy292 made it! (author)2008-06-24

can you make the kind with a dime in it?

icedog515 made it! (author)2008-04-24

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

casey321b made it! (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 made it! (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.

xZCodmaNZx made it! (author)2008-04-06
HardCoreHacker made it! (author)2008-02-17

you are
You took my Idea

pocketwatch made it! (author)2007-11-15

Man hands are huge!

originalwynne made it! (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 made it! (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 made it! (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 made it! (author)2007-03-25

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

ntgrater made it! (author)2007-03-23

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

i posted them here

jeffreyf made it! (author)jeffreyf2007-03-23

OMG. That's totally awesome!

mikesty made it! (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 made it! (author)jeffreyf2007-03-06

Post a picture!

Cryptickley made it! (author)2007-03-06

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

homemade made it! (author)2007-03-05

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

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