Power the clocks at your home with the sun! With a solar cell that costs around $5, you can convert a clock to solar power and avoid buying batteries or running up the electric bill. Instead, connect a rechargable battery to the solar panel with a few wires and some adhesive a ...more
How to Make a House Out of Dollar Bills
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
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
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
Money origami (or dollar bill) origami is cheap, fun, simple, and cute. It only takes a dollar bill with some folding paper skills to make some really cool stuff. Spend that spare dollar in your pocket on some good old fashioned creativity—you will end up with a cool four-leaf ...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
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
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.
Learn a DIY way of making your own wallet out of ten one dollar bills. You'll never run out of money.
These step by step instructions help you to fold your own money butterfly out of two dollar bills. Perfect for beginners. Money origami is great for presents and tips!
Giving money as a last minute gift gets a more personal touch when folded into festive shapes. Learn how to fold dollar bills into a t-shirt or Christmas tree shape by watching this video origami tutorial.
It doesn't make common sense for most people to use irons on anything other than cloth, but if you'rea (really) careful you can actually employ irons to flatten and straighten paper products, as well. Check out this easy and effective tutorial to learn how to flatten your dol ...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
In this Orikane / money origami video, we will cover some more basic tails that you can use to create an array of crazy animals, reptiles and fish from koi carp, peacocks, dogs and elephants. Learn the art of Money Origami and start folding dollar bills instantly. Money Origa ...more
In this video we will learn how to make orikane heads, often called the Water bomb. Learn the art of Money Origami and start folding dollar bills instantly. Money Origami is an easy hobby to learn and certainly a fantastic skill to have. Money Origami is relaxing, so learn to ...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
In this ten-step video tutorial, you'll learn how to quickly copy keys using a camera, printer and Dremel tool. With this ten-step process you'll learn the necessary steps to copy almost any key... even if you only have access to it for a brief period of time. The steps inclu ...more
Learn how to do a magic trick! Yes, learn some magic you can do with all that useless junk lying around your house. This young girl will show you in this video tutorial, how to perform the quarter appearing through a dollar magic trick. It isn't just an illusion, it's deceptio ...more
Junk, junk, junk or so you might think. Remember the saying, your junk can be someone else's treasure! This article is going to guide you through a successful garage sale. With the economy the way it is, more and more people are going to garage sales. They are fun to have and ...more
As augmented reality becomes more and more integrated into the mainstream, people have been wondering the future of AR is going to look like. Jay Samit has a pretty clear idea. Samit is an expert in digital media innovation. He has been called a leader in digital "disruption" ...more
Need a new wallet? Why not make one out of dollar bills? In this video, professional paper folder and co-founder of Origamido Studio, Michael LaFosse, shows WBUR's Here & Now how to fold, origami-style, an "X wallet" out of dollar bills.
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
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
This video show you how to make a suit using three one dollar bills.
This origami video shows how to make a 4 point star. This is the traditional "throwing star" or "ninja star." It can be made from two one dollar bills or a square sheet cut in half to make two rectangles.
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
This is a really easy arts and craft project that's a great way for the whole family to get together. Because this craft project calls for the use of a glue gun, kids should only do this project along with their parents. You'll use items you already have around your house, and ...more
Talk about a cheap lunch, learn how to rip a piece off a dollar, eat it, and then make the bill whole again. This video magic tutorial shows how to perform a simple trick that takes just two one dollar bills. Watch this instructional video and learn how to do the eat and resto ...more
This video presents us with some excellent simple dollar bill origami tails. Learn the art of Money Origami and start folding dollar bills instantly. Money Origami is an easy hobby to learn and certainly a fantastic skill to have. Money Origami is relaxing, so learn today. So ...more
In this dollar bill origami tutorial learn how to make an elephant from a single dollar bill. Learn the art of Money Origami and start folding dollar bills instantly. Money Origami is an easy hobby to learn and certainly a fantastic skill to have. Money Origami is relaxing, s ...more
In this money origami dollar bill origami tutorial learn how to make a peacock from money origami and a single dollar bill. Learn the art of Money Origami and start folding dollar bills instantly. Money Origami is an easy hobby to learn and certainly a fantastic skill to have ...more
In this great dollar bill origami tutorial from Orikane, you learn how to make a fantastic dollar bill origami dog inspired by Tien Nguyen. Learn the art of Money Origami and start folding dollar bills instantly. Money Origami is an easy hobby to learn and certainly a fantast ...more
Learn how to make a dollar bill money Origami short sleeve shirt in this simple video. Learn the art of Money Origami and start folding dollar bills instantly. Money Origami is an easy hobby to learn and certainly a fantastic skill to have. Money Origami is relaxing, so learn ...more
In this Orikane training video you will learn how to make an Armadillo based on the folds by J Cowling. Learn the art of Money Origami and start folding dollar bills instantly. Money Origami is an easy hobby to learn and certainly a fantastic skill to have. Money Origami is r ...more
Moneygami is exactly what you think it is - a hybrid of money and origami. Rather than folding origami with your typical origami tissue papers, you can craft yourself something truly special by using money instead. This particular moneygami tutorial explains how to fold a rin ...more
Go to the US Money Factory store to get sheet money http://www.moneyfactory.gov/ This is a a quick folding demonstration. It shows exactly how you would fold bills to make a billfold simple wallet with sheets of dollar bills. This will provide great camoflague for your money a ...more
Watch this video to learn how to perform the two bill switch magic trick. This tutorial will teach you to make two different dollar bills switch places magically.
This video origami tutorial shows how to fold up dollar bills and attach them onto a lei necklace to create a Hawaiian money lei. Watch, follow along, and never give a cheap, boring gift again. Video: . For the updated instructions on this Hawaiian money lei, check out makeupN ...more
This is an easy way to detect and prevent counterfeit US or Canadian dollar bills. Use a black or UV light to detect the proper marks on US bills over $1.
Need some wrapping paper? Want to go beyond the basic and bland Christmas wrapping paper in stores? There's one solution that's in everyone's pockets— money— cold hard cash— paper bills— money. We're talking George Washington (because Franklin might be a little extreme). Just ...more
Last week, a waiter showed me something pretty neat. A habitual customer had made a tradition of leaving behind an impressive tip—not so much in terms of dollar amount, but in the presentation. Next to the check sat an amazing pyramidal structure, folded with multiple single d ...more
Impress your friends with this bar trick. Learn how to do a neat little magic trick folding up a $5 and $20 bill. This trick will be a hit at your next gathering. Follow along and learn the step by step instructions to folding the five or twenty dollar bill to be able to see t ...more
Need to stash a couple small valuables and your super secret Moleskin journal in a place where no one will ever find them? Get yourself some glue, a few cutting tools and a fairly thick book, and you'll have all of the utensils you need to make yourself a nifty book safe that ...more
In this video, we learn how to buy a can of soda. First, you want to find a soda machine that accepts dollar bills or change. After this, you want to find the soda that you want to purchase and see how much it costs. Next, you want to insert your money into the machine and pre ...more
In this video we will show you some essential basic folds. They are very simple to do. Learn the art of Money Origami and start folding dollar bills instantly. Money Origami is an easy hobby to learn and certainly a fantastic skill to have. Money Origami is relaxing, so learn ...more
Just got piad? Turn your check into dollar bills by endorsing it at the bank. Don't know how? Watch this. You Will Need: • A bank • A check made payable to you • A pen • Your bank account number Step 1: Take the check to the bank Take your check to your banking instituti ...more
The purpose of exterior caulking is to apply a bead of flexible sealant to fill or cover cracks, seams and gaps where drafts or moisture might get into your house or conversely, where heated or air-conditioned air might leak out. Caulking helps keep your house weather-tight, l ...more
Hundreds of Louisiana teachers converged on the state Capitol on Wednesday to try to give state lawmakers and Republican Gov. Bob Jindal a lesson in education reform. They were protesting Jindal's proposed changes to teacher evaluations, tenure and retirement plans, as well a ...more
All around your house there small cracks and spaces that are letting air out of the house. You can stop the air leaks through an inexpensive way saving money from being wasted, it's called caulk. You have to select the right one for what you need, there are many different type ...more
Hello! My name is Nicole Valentine and on behalf of Expert Village, I'm here to talk to you about how to coordinate birthday games for a birthday party. Now we're going to talk about how to appropriately shop for games for a birthday party. Let's be honest. The average person ...more
Learn how to do a card trick! Yes, learn some magic you can do with all of those playing card decks lying around your house. This young girl will show you in this video tutorial, how to perform the "million dollar" magic card trick. It isn't just an illusion, it's deception, i ...more
For too long the family refrigerator has had to endure a boring existence. Merely a place to store food and the occasional family photo, its place as an enduring destination for family entertainment has been overlooked for too long! The Homemade Game Guru hosts this video tut ...more
Have you ever felt cold in your older home, even with the heat cranked? Ever feel drafts that seem to come from nowhere? And conversely, in the summer, is your home an oven? Many older houses are improperly insulated, if there is any insulation at all. This can have a large im ...more
Spread the word: It's easy to reduce energy consumption! By sharing these tips, you'll help friends and family use less energy and save money. You Will Need * An energy-saving checklist * The willingness to help others Step 1: Get the facts Download a full checklist of energy ...more
This how to video shows you some easy ways to make your home energy efficient. Save money on your energy bills with this great tutorial.
Get to know Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard: Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard was born in Bolye Heights, Los Angeles, County, California on June 12, 1941. She earned her B.A from California State University at Los Angeles in 1965. She is married to Edward T. Allard, II ...more
As an actor, finding a roommate is important. Chances are, you will not be making much money right away and will need to save on the rent and bills. Also, having a roommate means you will have a built-in friend when you first move, as well as an (often) already furnished house ...more
Amazingly, a lot of people I know haven't even heard of SOPA or PIPA. Now, every English-reading person with an internet connection will finally have those two four-letter acronyms emblazoned in their minds. For the entire day today, Wikipedia's English-language site will be i ...more
Smartphones are crazy awesome. You can do your banking, track your children, find directions, and even pretend to have a mustache. The only thing that these personal supercomputers are missing is physical interaction with the environment. I wanted to be able to call my house ...more
You know you've had a long day when you head home with a headache, back pain, and eyes so sore they feel like they might roll out of your head. Turns out your medicine cabinet isn't the only place you can find help—instead of popping painkillers, just open up your wallet for i ...more