\$tars (dollar bill origami stars)
6 Steps
Follow these easy steps to make some \$tars of your own. You don't need to be an origami prodigy or anything, this is a simple way to creatively give the gift of money. It's also a cool way to try and save money because if it's folded up it may just be too pretty to take apart.

\$tars can be made in either a 5 point or 6 point configuration and can use any denomination of bill.

If giving as a gift, an Origami Triangle Box (http://www.instructables.com/id/Origami-Triangle-Box/) or Origami Gift Box (http://www.instructables.com/id/Origami-Gift-Box/) would make the perfect vessel to present your gift in.

Hopefully the pictures explain well enough how to fold and connect the units but if you get stuck my commentary will be below the pictures.  If you don't need to read it then don't, explaining origami is weird and will probably just get in the way if you understand the pictures already.
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## Step 1:

What you need:
-5 to 6 bills, the the crisper, less ghetto, and highest denomination the better
kjemielity says: Jan 26, 2012. 6:39 PM
cool! i made the shuriken from your other instructable,and you're right,it's too cool to spend.great savings tip
sherrycayheyhey (author) says: Jan 26, 2012. 7:09 PM
Haha, glad you liked it and glad it helped you save, for a little while at least haha
Tinkerteem says: Jan 7, 2012. 8:13 AM
THROW ME THAT SHURIKEN!!! :P
sherrycayheyhey (author) says: Jan 7, 2012. 5:01 PM
Lol! Though they do throw well, the intention of these is not for throwing.

This on the other hand....
Tinkerteem says: Jan 20, 2012. 7:33 AM
bravo!! i wanna be ninja's shuriken target now
cmurph says: Jan 9, 2012. 6:40 AM
you should make a tutorial on how to make that ninja star
sherrycayheyhey (author) says: Jan 11, 2012. 5:08 PM
Ex Machina says: Jan 9, 2012. 2:39 PM
Hey -- this is GREAT. I like making "money trees" for young relatives (cousins, nephews, etc.), and these will really add some style to my next project!
sherrycayheyhey (author) says: Jan 9, 2012. 4:07 PM
In my experience these are always a hit with the younger crowd.

Are your "money trees" the flat kind that looks like a tree made of triangles or the 3D kind that looks like branches that you tie money onto?
Ex Machina says: Jan 10, 2012. 12:07 PM
Never saw the triangle tree version! The last one I made had a heavy glass base (star-shaped tea light holder) and a cluster of (spray-painted) bound branches as the tree. With some colorful clutter up top and a bunch of Sacajawea dollars hanging down.
sherrycayheyhey (author) says: Jan 10, 2012. 1:44 PM
AWWWWW that's so cool! Any pictures of it?
Ex Machina says: Jan 19, 2012. 7:40 PM
Somewhere.....somewhere.....probably at the bottom of a giant box of stuff! If I run across it, I'll put it up, but.....I'll probably avoid holding my breath on that one!

What I did to get the coins to hang neatly was I made circular loops (slightly larger than the coin) out of very thin wire, twisted the ends together for about an inch and a half, and then trimmed and curved the twisted part in a J-shape, like a Christmas ornament hanger. Then, I dipped the loops into that really stinky tool-handle dipping stuff and hung them up to dry. I think I just taped them to the edge of the table. So, when they were dry, I set the coins in the middle and twisted the loop shut. Now to find the time and combine the two styles! :D
cmurph says: Jan 9, 2012. 6:25 AM
i had a hard time getting the last point in
sherrycayheyhey (author) says: Jan 9, 2012. 10:12 AM
Yeah, as will most modular origami, the last few parts are always the most difficult. You were able to get it though, right?
cmurph says: Jan 9, 2012. 1:28 PM
Yep.
svartgeit says: Jan 7, 2012. 1:21 PM
You really shoul've given credit to this instructable:

http://www.instructables.com/id/Five--Star/

I do not see how this is not a copy of that one. I guess you have 2 designs but please credit people for their work.
sherrycayheyhey (author) says: Jan 7, 2012. 3:40 PM
No, I shouldn't have because I didn't learn it or even know about that Instructable before posting \$tars. I learned how to make a money star from a few of the participants in a summer program I ran and I can assure you that it is not a copy of that one since I didn't know about that entry until after I posted mine.

I had searched if a star like this had been posted since I prefer to share projects that I haven't seen on here but nothing came up when I searched. I checked out the other person's Instructable and there are enough differences between the two to warrant both to exist. This is definitely not the first time to have multiple Instructables on essentially the same end product and I think it's a good thing because everyone learns differently and one may explain how to do it better than the other for that individual.
fungus amungus says: Jan 7, 2012. 8:40 PM
Agreed. There's room for more and money origami, including stars, has been around long than that other Instructable anyway.
sherrycayheyhey (author) says: Jan 7, 2012. 9:34 PM
Thank you and great point, I'm sure money stars have been made for a very long time. I think svartgeit needs to stop making assumptions and start making Instructables!
Penolopy Bulnick says: Jan 6, 2012. 7:47 PM
I agree! You come up with amazing designs!
sherrycayheyhey (author) says: Jan 7, 2012. 3:57 PM
Thank you much.
mikeasaurus says: Jan 6, 2012. 7:20 PM
You're a pro at geometrically blowing my mind. Did you know that?
sherrycayheyhey (author) says: Jan 7, 2012. 3:56 PM
Haha! I didn't intend to have my projects take the geometric route but my favorite things to make just happen to involve the clean lines of them I guess. Glad that you enjoy them and thanks for commenting.
laxap says: Jan 7, 2012. 5:07 AM
+1
MaryT8M says: Jan 7, 2012. 5:21 AM
3 of the many things I love.....MONEY, stars, and origami. This is VERY cool! Thank you
sherrycayheyhey (author) says: Jan 7, 2012. 3:54 PM
Haha, isn't it great when multiple loves can be combined into one? I like your comment a lot, thanks for stopping by.
simplifiedbuilding says: Jan 7, 2012. 2:01 PM
Sweet.. here's a picture of the one we made

http://www.flickr.com/photos/pollocks/6655261165/in/photostream
sherrycayheyhey (author) says: Jan 7, 2012. 3:51 PM
Very nice! Thank you so much for sharing, I really do get so excited when people make something from an Instructable that I posted.

monsterlego says: Jan 7, 2012. 2:43 PM
WOAH