Using three or four bills you can make a modular flower.

Step 1: Fold in half

Take bill and fold lengthwise.
I don't get step 6 The picture, is kind of hard to understand.
In step 6, its just folding step 5 in half.
Now all I need is money.
You can iron bills..Put the iron on the low setting then you'll be able to crisp them up. Bills have a high fabric (cotton?) content, so they wont burn too easily unless you leave them under to high of a heat.
I suggest <em>not</em>&nbsp;using a $100 bill. It would really suck if the flower got lost.&nbsp;
Aha, now I see that it is educational money. But you should still follow my advice...&nbsp;
This is really cool! I have to say I got much better results when I used crisp bills. It was hard to see which direction you were holding the bills in picture #8, but looking at the completed pictures helped with assembly. Great job!
I don't understand what the heck you do in step 8 and onwards...! Please post more pictures or describe more! Thank you!
You simply tuck the triangle flaps into the back of the modular pieces.
eeeee.....no<br />
I'm pretty sure that is all that you have to do.&nbsp; In the photos, each piece has a flap and a hole.
hey... umm i dont know if its just my pc or not, but there is no picture for step 5. If there is and it is just a pc problem, ill look into it, if not and there really is no picture for step 5, then adding the picture might be helpful. Thanks.
Here's a few more pics hopefully that clarifies any questions<br/><a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/christine42/2601134661/">http://www.flickr.com/photos/christine42/2601134661/</a><br/>
hey! this is kind of......REALY confusing. could you make a vid? it would help ALOT!!!!!!!
Somethingorother-Unfortunately I don't have a video camera, but if you have a specific question I could answer it or add more pics. Can you tuck it into the pocket like the pic shows?
on step 8 you could put another picture its kinda hard to see
Maybe these will help. I have a vid on flickr of the assembly, but I need to find it. Evidently I didn't tag it.<br/><br/><a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.flickr.com/search/?q=dollar%20bill%20flower&amp;w=12908097%40N00">http://www.flickr.com/search/?q=dollar%20bill%20flower&amp;w=12908097%40N00</a><br/>
it might be good to take another picture, its a tad difficult to see just how you are holding it.
Same here. I don't know what the heck's going on in that picture.
could you please put a different picture on for this part?
it is confusing only because the makers of the video go too fast and you cant really see what they are doing . Other than that it its a prime example of how an origami video should be
Robert Lang made a flower like but it is made with 3 bills. there is a vid on how to fold it, but it can be confusing at times...
This is a link to authorized directions for his flower from MAKE. His design is very different and in all honesty much better in that it can lay flat as it has a hexagonal base and it is most likely stronger. I can't comment on how easy it is to make yet as I havn't done his design yet.<br/><a rel="nofollow" href="http://blog.makezine.com/archive/2007/11/3_origami_flower_weekend.html">http://blog.makezine.com/archive/2007/11/3_origami_flower_weekend.html</a><br/>
Really lovely, I want to make a bouquet for an gift in a vase. Great for leaving tips too!
That's really cool. I might do this when I am bored in class or something, I always have a lot of 1 dollars bills on me. Nice job.
That looks amazing
Are those real 100-dollar bills?
Thanks Bumpus got it right. The first image is with actual $20 bills, but I had spent it before I took photos so I used National Geographic Instructional money to make the instructable. It is about 30% smaller and prone to tearing, but the correct proportions.
in step two, it says educational money

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