Introduction: How to Make a Dollar BAND Ring

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In this instructible I'm going to be showing you how to make a dollar BAND ring. A band ring is, contrary to first impressions of the name, not a ring for band geeks, but simply a ring in and of itself. (No gems!) So far all the other dollar rings I've seen have a little dollar "gem" on top, and that's cool and all but I wanted something, well, less feminine.

Plus they don't really fit big fingers.

Anyways I figured this out on my own a while back and now I want to share the love =P
This is my first instructable so I hope it's not to bad. hahaha

Step 1: What You'll Need

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What You'll Need. Pretty straight forward if you ask me, hahahaha

1) One Dollar.
2) Your hands.

If you don't have hands I really can't help you, Sorry. =P

Step 2: The 1st Fold

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Flip the bill so George's portrait is face up, start at the bottom and make a fold length-wise to just above his upper lip, the sweet spot is his mustache area between his upper lip and nose. The fold here will determine the positioning of the finished product, but we'll get more into that later =P

Step 3: Fold Number 2

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Take the first fold and fold it onto itself, it should look something like the photo above

Step 4: Fold the Top Strip

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At the top of the bill you'll see a small white border lining the top of the bill, fold it at the tiny black strip above the "federal reserve" bit, and if done right, it should perfectly cover the little black line. The reason you're doing this is because if you don't, when you finish the ring the little strip you folded would stick out at the bottom, and it looks tacky =P

Step 5: Making a Choice and Adjustment

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At this point you should have a strip of dollar about 1/2" wide, flip it over and you'll be able to see what you're ring will pretty much look like when it's done. if you want to make adjustment on how it will look in the end, (see picture 2 for example) you can make adjustments here. Pretty much the size of you first fold will move the positioning of your picture on the final product, at this point you can play around with it until you get it looking the way you want =P  Once you've made your adjustments make sure to open the top fold.

NOTE: When the ring is completed you will only be able to see ONE of the two choices, the pyramid, or the Eagle. From this point on I will be doing the pyramid but the instructions are just the same for the Eagle.

Step 6: Fitting the Ring

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Take the opposite side of your choice and wrap that around the base of your finger, (so if your choice is the pyramid, wrap the eagle, and if it's the eagle, wrap the pyramid) make sure you wrap it well but not too tight-  your finger should be able to slide out fairly easily. This is because the ring will be a little tighter when finished.

Step 7: Rolling the Ring

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Slide the roll off your finger. At this point you should be holding a little loop together with your thumb and index finger, flip the ring over so the loop is on top and the unrolled portion is underneath, take the corner of the inside roll and tuck it under the folds you made in steps two and three, continue rolling and tucking it under the flap until you have a solid ring, one end will be closed and the other open.

Step 8: Completing the Ring

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Now you should have a ring about 1" tall with a closed, tucked end, and an open, non-tucked end. Find where the ring begins (the edge of the bill)  and start folding the non-tucked side into the center of the ring, You'll get to a final "point" to be folded in and at this point just push it, along with all the rest, into the ring. don't worry about folding it in too deep because the folds you made earlier will provide natural resistance, you'll know when to stop.

Step 9: Smoothing Out the Kinks

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when you push the flaps through you'll have the basic ring shape but it will have little points around the edges and will be uneven. Use you finger and thumb to push and pull the dollar into a more uniform shape, making the width even and taking out the little points the paper naturally makes

Step 10: DONE!!

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Your Done! Go wear your bling and impress all your friends =P

PS: This CAN be done with any denomination but I used the $1 dollar cause I think it looks the coolest...aaand I have no money. Haha.

PPS: If you make a bling pic w/ $100 dollar bills on each finger, send me a pic, cause I want to see that.

PPPS: If you have ANY pics you want to show, I'd like to see those too.

FINAL THOUGHT: If you had a problem understanding my directions and have an idea on how I can make them better, please let me know =P

FINAL THOUGHT PS: ......I lost the game. Bye! =D


ThaAWESOMEducttapeguy (author)2011-05-31

Lol love it! Been on instructables for a year and a half, this is the first one I added to faves lol!

Jerseygirl903 (author)2016-03-14

always wanted to learn that since a old man gave me one 35 yrs ago.

DEEJAY642 (author)2016-01-02

why the frick would you have a $1 note!!!!! just have $1 coins, they're way better but nice instructable anyway

aakashsunkari (author)2014-03-18


I really like how you got the eagle/pyramid centered on the ring.

SJF007 (author)2014-02-18

Awesome $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

tyzei (author)2012-07-21

nice thing men

windstalker1992 (author)2011-12-19

did this with a five ound note without the final inward folding , wear it with the queen staring at people from my middle finger XD i dont even live in england XD

Frank Lampard 13 (author)2011-08-23

cant wait to try this ill look fly at school

stratohellsing (author)2011-08-21

I remember doing this stuff when i was 5th grader, that's about 16 years ago. But i'm doing it differently (can't remember how tho)

jelmer2209 (author)2011-07-28

nice, did it with a 5 and 10 euro bill =]

JayKay170 (author)jelmer22092011-07-28

Awesome! I'd love to see pictures if you're able! =D

jelmer2209 (author)JayKay1702011-07-28

Here they are, crappy ipod touch photo quality tho.

JayKay170 (author)jelmer22092011-08-01

Sweeeeet, Awesome job. they look really cool =D

guitarmonk15 (author)2011-07-28

No middle finger jokes yet? Dangggggg.......

kkurashi (author)2011-07-03

heh heh only 3 are honest... i lost the game

IAMOGER (author)2011-06-28

Here's my attempt with a Canadian $20. Thanks for the instructions

JayKay170 (author)IAMOGER2011-06-29

Thats so cool lol, your bills are really colorful haha =P

Glad you liked them. =D

Deedee1121 (author)2011-06-15

Thank you so much for the dollar bill ring instruction. I made a ring for my son for his graduation......such a unique thing to give someone you love... thank you again.!!!! :-}

JayKay170 (author)Deedee11212011-06-17

That's awesome! hope he liked it =P

Plo Koon (author)2011-06-17

It's called an image note.

Plo Koon (author)2011-06-17

Hey, wait. If somebody didn't have hands, then how did they work the mouse to get to this site?

lifetaker1000 (author)2011-06-15

...........the game ಠ_ಠ

freakyqwerty (author)2011-05-26

Looks cool… I wonder how one could be made out of a English note.

Yeah a scottish pound note! That would be pretty cool.

R U Scottish? Lol I'm Ozzie, my dad gave me a dollar from his trip to Malaysia

No it's just have a sort of collection of old notes worth a 1 in whatever country they're from such as the old dutch currency. They're not worth anything so might as well use them :L

JayKay170 (author)TerminalDragon2011-05-26

I'm sure you could, I mean this is all bout folds so I think you could do it on any bill, you would just have to tinker with it a little to make it right. I think the English note is wider then the dollar but if you did some extra folds like in steps 2 and 3 I bet you could make it work. =P If you do take a pic! I'd love to see it hahaha =D

aramos1322 (author)2011-05-29

really kool and easy to make
Thanks a bunch!

aldovisini (author)2011-05-26

Wow, just so happened i had a dollar bill lying around from my trip to America. This is great! Killerx is right, they are comfortable!

melwadone (author)2011-05-26

Pretty Fun Idea. My Wife wants to know How To Make the Credit Card Ring. She Prefers the Tiffany's Logo over the Dollar Bill Eagle any day. Yes Dear.

luperion (author)2011-05-26

aggh! the game! the game!!!!!!! lol, nice instructable!

Mr Jaderman (author)2011-05-26

Great I'ble, wearing mine now! I like your little bits of humor. =D

vader0ne (author)2011-05-26

One Question,Whats a Dollar?

JayKay170 (author)vader0ne2011-05-26

It's a form of earthling money, much like your Republic credits.. **wink wink** ;D

vader0ne (author)JayKay1702011-05-26


mike256 (author)2011-05-26

CURSES! Now I lost the game too, but so did the rest of you :D.

Nice ible

mellonello (author)2011-05-26

These look really good, now I just need to find a dollar bill . . . (I live in the UK). I wonder if there is a way of waterproofing or protecting them, or is that not really a problem?

britewood (author)mellonello2011-05-26

US bills are made from a fabric type paper... It makes them much more durable and resistant to the brutal torture we put them through. You can wash them in the washer and then dry them and they just loose the pressed look that they have. So water proofing is not necessary. they will however rip like fabric can.

JayKay170 (author)britewood2011-05-26

Yup...I've washed my hands wearing it lots of times, the folds and everything keep it intact pretty well. The only thing it really does is loosen it a little bit, which isn't that big of a deal. =P

capecodjewel (author)2011-05-26

Very cool! I got my bling on. :)

FuzzyBearGeek (author)2011-05-26

I remember back in 4th grade (1975) when a kid came to school with one of these. I told him how cool it looked and asked him to show me how he did it. He was a jerk and told me no. Thanks! :-) Diggin it. Wearing it now. *chuckle*

inderstalvnv (author)2011-05-26

very well done easy to make

MMoyce (author)2011-05-26

really cool!!!!!!!!!!!

jacepouncey (author)2011-05-25

this would be a great project if i wasnt flat broke

killerx (author)2011-05-25

The rings are realy cool. And comfortable.

tinker234 (author)2011-05-23

cool good way to store money and i dont like femmanie rings my sister broke mine and my cat did something to the remains

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