Introduction: Origami Dollar Guitar


Money is a beautiful thing, and better yet -- it can be used for origami! With a dollar bill I'll show you how to make this unique guitar. It is a little hard to make once you get in depth with it, but it is a great present to give to your friends when you don't want to buy them something.

Step 1: Folds First

Take your dollar bill and fold it in half lengthwise, then unfold it and fold the long edges in to the center crease. Flip it over.

Step 2: Repetition, Repetition

Fold the bill in half width-wise, then unfold it and fold the bill to the crease in the middle. Return the bill to its normal position and fold it to the 1/4 crease. Unfold and fold the bottom edge up to the 1/8 crease. Flip the bill over.

Step 3: More Repetition

Fold the top flap down to the bottom edge and unfold. Now fold the bottom edge up to the middle crease, being sure to let the paper behind swing out.

Step 4: The Neck

Fold the top part over to the right or left and let the paper that binds it with the piece behind come out as a triangle. Flatten the triangle and fold the top half back in position with this new modification. Repeat this on the other half. Now fold the long edges of this stem to the center once, and then do it again (Twice).

Step 5: Refine

That leftover part behind the stem needs to go. Fold it back and sink it in the guitar. I sort of crimped it in.

Step 6: Back Bending

Take the front flaps and pull them up over the stem/neck. Fold the body up in fourths, then unfold and flip over. Fold the bottom edge up to the nearest crease, then unfold and find a way to get it inside the body. I unfolded the body and stuck the edge in there, but there are certainly more ways to do it.

Step 7: Crimp

Crimp the middle of the body, using the creases from your division in step 6, and fold the corners of the crimped edge up (Try deciphering THAT without the pictures). The next part is equally difficult to explain without pictures. Sort of squash fold these corners down to get a nice notch, and repeat on the other side.

Step 8: Last Touches

Fold the remaining corners in a little bit, then flip over. Your guitar is complete! Now you can shove that thing in a card and send it away to that friend off yours that you don't really care about. Enjoy this money fold, and as to why your hat is missing, you probably ate it.