Origami Dollar Flower

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

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Step 1: Fold in Half

Take bill and fold lengthwise.

Step 2: Corners

Fold end corners down to meet the bottom edge. You are bisecting a 90 degree angle.

Step 3: 3

Lift up the folded end and fold the side to match the crease line. You do the same to the other side. Bilateral symmetry applies.

Step 4: 4

This is what it looks like after completion of step 3. If lazy stop and say you made a dollar bill bustier.

Step 5: 5

Fold the tips that were sticking up in the last step back to match the front.

Step 6: 6.

Fold in half lengthwise. You must have little diagonal pockets on the outside or you folded it the wrong way.

Step 7: Last Step for the Module

On the module you must fold along the edge that has the pocket. You want all the modules to fold in the same direction. At this point you need to have 3 or four modules. The initial picture has three the final four. It is exactly the same process for assembly.

Step 8: Start Assembly

Holding one unit as shown tuck the other tip into the pocket. Repeat the process all the way around.

Step 9: 9

You will need to put your finger inside the petals and shape them.

Step 10: Finally

This is assembly with four units. Any questions drop me a line:)
Other designs are at www.cedison.wordpress.com

Step 11: Back of 3 Unit Assembly

Back of three unit assembly with 20 dollar bills. They have a lovely color, but of course they ended up getting taken apart and used.

Other designs are at www.cedison.wordpress.com

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    zascecszascecs

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    Aha, now I see that it is educational money. But you should still follow my advice... 

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    geregerezascecs

    Reply 2 years ago

    u could also use paper. Just make it the size of the dollar bill.

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    RiuChan

    8 years ago on Step 6

    I don't get step 6 The picture, is kind of hard to understand.

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    BCZF

    8 years ago on Introduction

    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.

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    beccawee

    9 years ago on Introduction

    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!

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    comodore

    10 years ago on Step 8

    I don't understand what the heck you do in step 8 and onwards...! Please post more pictures or describe more! Thank you!

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    Kaivencomodore

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    You simply tuck the triangle flaps into the back of the modular pieces.

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    Kaivencomodore

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    I'm pretty sure that is all that you have to do.  In the photos, each piece has a flap and a hole.

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    gibsonlp96

    10 years ago on Introduction

    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.

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    cedisons0meth1ng0re0ther

    Reply 11 years ago on Step 8

    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?

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    darthdarth4cedison

    Reply 10 years ago on Step 8

    on step 8 you could put another picture its kinda hard to see

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    bigstiffycedison

    Reply 11 years ago on Step 8

    it might be good to take another picture, its a tad difficult to see just how you are holding it.