The very first banknotes were used by the Chinese in the 7th century, during the Tang Dynasty. Before it was used as a true currency, paper money was used as part of a deposit system in which merchants would leave large amounts of coins with a trusted associate and receive a p ...more
How to Fold a Dollar Into a Flower
Looking to add specimens to your paper garden? Make a paper lotus flower from dollar bills using origami, the traditional Japanese art of paper folding. This free origami video lesson presents complete instructions for making your own dollar-bill lotus flowers from folded pape ...more
With Valentine's Day looming in our midst, it's high time to start thinking about what you'll be cooking up and crafting for your sweetheart. But instead of spending any money on anything, just keep one thing in mind—everybody loves cold hard cash, even as a valentine gift. So ...more
It may be cheesy, but whipping out an origami flower while you're at the dinner table can really make someone's day, whether it's made out of a napkin, dollar bill, or burger wrapper. It's great for showing your waitress how much you appreciate the service, or for breaking the ...more
In this video, we learn how to assemble a flower-fold die-cut with a glue gun. First, cut out different fabrics in the flower shape. Put them all into different piles according to their sizes. After this, put hot glue into the middle of the fabric and fold the flowers in half. ...more
Despite being bombarded with so many things to do each day, we still somehow find ourselves in a mid-afternoon lull where there's nothing better to do than stare at the adventures of a piece of lint darting across our computer screen. If you need something fun to do for the n ...more
Learn how to fold a dollar bill into a cool looking T-Shirt. Great idea for a tip at a bar or restaurant. Video: .
Check out this video to learn how to fold an origami flower with a stem and leaves. The design is by Joost Langeveld.
In this origami how-to, learn the art of folding a paper lily flower. This fold will start from the frog base, so if you already know how to fold the frog base, make one and skip ahead to the lily part. You'll need a sheet of origami paper and a pencil. If you use orange paper ...more
Watch and learn how to fold this variation of an origami tulip from Kunihiko Kasahara.
We know this origami dollar bill ring has been done zillions of times, but it's always a cool trick to do to pass the time or to impress the girl you're crushing on with some "bling." This is the classic dollar bill ring. You can, of course, use plain paper as well to make a ...more
Looking to add a rare and exotic specimen to your paper garden? Something with a stem and leaves perhaps? Make a paper flowers using origami, the traditional Japanese folk art of paper folding. This free origami video lesson presents complete instructions on how to fold your o ...more
Looking to add specimens to your paper garden? Make a simple paper flower with origami, the traditional Japanese art of paper folding. This free origami video lesson presents complete instructions for making your own paper flowers from a sheet of folded paper. For more informa ...more
Brighten up someone's day with a colorful origami flower. Check out these tips on how to make one at home.
Check out this video to learn how to origami a flower with this demonstrator's interesting design. The awesome giraffes in the background are also the guy's design.
Learn how to make an origami flower and stem with tips from this video. Enjoy!
Origami napkins are a great way to pretty up and table setting! This short video tutorial shows how to fold an origami flower blossom napkin design. Decorative origami napkins are perfect for any table and any occasion. Folding napkins into 3D objects is not only beautiful on ...more
For all your origami enthusiasts, take your art of origami to greater heights by using a dollar bill to create the impossible—fireworks! In this two-part video tutorial, learn how to fold origami fireworks from a single dollar bill. It's a great origami project for the 4th of ...more
Follow this step-by-step demonstration to learn how to fold a yellow origami flower.
Check out this video to learn how to fold a (yes) funky origami flower! Enjoy!
These star flowers look complex and difficult to fold, but they're actually customized for beginners to the art of origami. Check out this tutorial to learn how to crease and fold several beautiful star-shaped flowers. Stick them in a terra cotta pot for a cute tabletop center ...more
If you're sitting in class wondering why the clock seems to have its minute hand stuck and unable to move itself to 2 PM so you can get the hell out of school, pass the time quickly by folding this fun origami dollar bill ring. Easy and cool, it's a great way to hone your orig ...more
We know that Father's Day seems ions away, but spring is approaching swiftly (we see the snow melting outside already) and the occasion will be here sooner than you think! Get ready for Father's Day by folding this simple origami shirt complete with a tie. It's made from a do ...more
Narcissus the boy was always looking at his own reflection in the pond, pondering his own beauty. Didn't work out so well for him, given that he was so enraptured with, well, himself, that he wasted away to death because he was never able to leave his own reflection. In his p ...more
This really isn't so hard to make. Check out this video to learn how to origami an orange flower.
You're going to need a little money to make this pointed origami star, but not that much, unless you Mr. Moneybags or something. To keep this cheap, you can use dollar bills — five of them, which means five dollars. You can use five dollar bills, but that would mean you'd have ...more
To make a lotus out of a single sheet of paper, use a colored, square paper sheet with a different center color (optional). With the colored side facing outwards, fold the sheet diagonally in half creating a center crease. Open up and repeat the step with the other corner to o ...more
Attention origami fanatics! In this two part video how-to, learn how to fold an orgami lily. Step-by-step instructions are given and discussed. To complete this lily, materials neede include: paper, your hands, and brains! Check out the second video for the final results! Part ...more
Check out this two-part video tutorial on how do origami. Specifically, an origami bell flower. If you follow along with these instructions and watch every step, then folding this paper origami bell flower design will be a cinch. You just have to have complete patience to keep ...more
Looking to add a rare and exotic specimen to your paper garden? Make a paper cherry blossom using origami, the traditional Japanese folk art of paper folding. Specifically, this free video origami lesson demonstrates how to make a cherry blossom taking an origami bird base as ...more
We're not quite sure what kind of flower this is - perhaps an iris? - but we do know it's really pretty! Craft a couple to make an everlasting boquet or just make one as a sweet present to give to a loved one by watching this video and getting the how-to. This origami tutoria ...more
This video covers some dollar bill origami heads that can be used for making a dog, snake, mouse, fox, gekko, croc, lizard, cat and many more. Learn the art of Money Origami and start folding dollar bills instantly. Money Origami is an easy hobby to learn and certainly a fant ...more
Looking to add a rare and exotic specimen to your paper garden? Make a 3D origami lotus flower with origami, the traditional Japanese folk art of paper folding. This free origami video lesson presents complete instructions on how to make your own lotus flowers from 6 4x7" shee ...more
What to you announces spring's arrival? For us, it has to be how all the flowerbuds in our garden seem to awaken at the same time, calling forth a beautiful opening ceremony of bright lilacs, hot pinks, and blues. Celebrate spring's many blooms by crafting these origami flowers.
This origami project is called the "upside down flower," but when you actually put it together you'll see it resembles more of a rosebud or even a lotus flower. These upside down flowers can be folded in minute sizes and stashed in a jar for a potpourri-like effect. Watch thi ...more
The tradition of bringing a colorful boquet of dead flowers to your true love is old as balls, not to mention sort of morbid. Stop sending "let these deceased flowers signify the longevity of our relationship" messages by making paper flowers that'll last a long time if not fo ...more
This video shows the viewer how to fold an origami butterfly using a dollar bill. The woman in the video demonstrates the step-by-step technique used to create the butterfly with the dollar bill. Overall there are seven required steps to take an ordinary dollar bill and fold i ...more
It doesn't take much time to fold this pretty pink origami flower. Have fun!
To play off Gertrude Stein's famous quote, a rose is a rose is a magic paper cube. And with this paper folder's guide, you'll learn how to make your very own magic rose cube from paper using the Japanese art of origami. This design by Valerie Vann, and folded by YouTuber Germa ...more
In this video learn how to fold a napkin into a lily flower horn. It will surprise all of your guests. Fold a napkin into a lily flower (Pliage fleur de lys). Click through to watch this video on gourmandia.com
In this Hosting & Entertaining video tutorial you will learn how to fold a cloth napkin into a flower. First fold the napkin in half. Then lift one corner and fold it back up to the center fold line and do the same for the other corner also. Now fold the center point back up t ...more
We learn an easy and fun way to make an origami heart out of a dollar bill. No supplies needed. Just the dollar bill and two capable hands. First fold up the bottom of the bill. Then fold it in half. Fold both sides into triangles bringing them to the middle. Turn over in. Fol ...more
Looking to add a rare and exotic specimen to your paper garden? Make a bright, colorful 3D paper flower using origami, the traditional Japanese folk art of paper folding. This free origami video lesson presents complete instructions on how to make your own paper flowers from f ...more
Origami flowers are usually quite feminine and realistic. But this origami flower imparts more of a geometric, abstract interpretation of flower petals than most. And while this origami folding tutorial is meant for creating an eight-sided origami flower, it can just as easily ...more
If you've already mastered the crane and the basic origami lucky star, then this five-pointed star is the next logical step to take. Made from a dollar bill, this origami project doesn't even require special materials to assemble. Check out the video to learn how to build thi ...more
Going to a black tie affair and don't have a bow tie? Well, this video won't help you in the least - but, while you're trying to figure out what to do, you can nervously fold an origami bow tie out of a dollar bill... Don't know how? Watch this video from Fold Something.
The biggest determent to doing origami, other than time and complexity when you get to harder pieces, is quite simply the origami paper. It doesn't cost much, but like any type of crafting it does require some monetary devotion. Get the origami paper question out of the way b ...more
In this video, we learn how to fold a ring out of a one dollar bill. First, fold the white edges in at the top and the bottom. Next, fold it in half and then spin it around 180 degrees. Next, fold it in half again, then take the white edge on the right side and fold it down un ...more
Got a couple of dollar bills lying around? Then you can make yourself your very own frisbee! Please note, though, that while this paper frisbe does fly, we don't recommend you use it to play fetch with Fido anytime soon. Check out this origami tutorial for the how-to.
We all have a favorite animal, right? While most of us like conventional animals like dogs and cute pandas, others like more exotic, safari-esque animals like giraffes. If you know a giraffe lover, check out this video to learn how to give him/her the perfect "just because" gi ...more
With a few variations, you can turn this rabbit into a fox or a cat as well. This tutorial shows you how to take a dollar bill and use a few simple origami techniques to turn the bill into a rabbit. This is a simple technique you can use to make a gift for a small child, or in ...more
Want to hone your origami folding skills but don't want to go through the monetary trouble of purchasing (sometimes pricey) origami paper? Then worry not; simply watch this easy origami tutorial to learn how to fold a basic cube using a single dollar bill (which we hope you ha ...more
Cameras can be pretty pricey, but this one only costs a buck, though it's pretty limited in its functionality. That's because it's no ordinary camera, but an origami one made using nothing but a dollar bill. Of course, you don't need to spend a Washington to fold this origami ...more
Have a love of money and crafts? With this guide, you'll learn how to make a heart-shaped money ring from a dollar bill with origami, the traditional art of Japanese paper folding. For more information, including a step-by-step overview of the folding process, as well as to ge ...more
Origami is an art form, but origami using dollar bills? It takes this art form to a whole new level! In this three-part video tutorial, learn how to fold an F-18 Hornet fighter jet plane out of a dollar bill, origami-style. To download a PDF diagram for this project click her ...more
If you're into folding origami paper flowers, then this is a must-have addition. You can't just fold the flower portion and expect it to be done! You need the stem, also. This video will show you how to make a couple different types of stems for origami flowers. See how to ma ...more
In this Arts & Crafts video tutorial you will learn how to make an 8-petal flower from folded paper with origami. Take a square sheet of paper and fold it diagonally in both directions and open it up. Then fold it in half horizontally and vertically n the opposite side. Open i ...more
What do you do with origami flowers after you've made them and they're just sitting limply on the table? Stick them into a flower stem! Watch this easy tutorial on how to origami a flower leaf base which adjusts to be able to hold flowers of all shapes and sizes. It's a cleve ...more
Dollar bill origami is fun, simple & cute. All you need is a dollar bill and some origami folding skills. Spend your spare dollar on some creativity... and you will end up with a cute origami figurine. Watch this origami money tutorial to learn how to fold a dollar bill into a ...more
Dollar bill origami is fun, simple & cute. All you need is a dollar bill and some origami folding skills. Spend your spare dollar on some creativity... and you will end up with a cute origami figurine. Watch this origami money tutorial to learn how to fold a dollar bill giraffe.