Creative Ways To Fold Money For A Gift
Creative Ways to fold money for a gift are making dollar bill rings and money gift boxes. A dollar bill dress makes a unique gift for your loved ones.
Money is the most practical gift you could ever give to your loved ones, especially if you are unsure what they might expect as a gift this time. Money does not have an expiry date and can be used anywhere regardless of the origin making it a perfect gift.
Plus giving money as a gift saves you a lot of time and thought which would be spent thinking about the perfect gift and obtaining it. You might want to add some bends and fold to turn the bland dollar bills into exciting gifts.
Making origami out of dollar bills, or 10 or 100-dollar ones might add thoughtfulness to your gift and make it look a more personal and attractive gift. We have collected a number of ways to fold money into exciting shapes, there is at least one for every occasion.
However, you might be liable for paying taxes up to 40% while giving money as gifts, but there are exemptions to save you the trouble. Be sure to check out the Rules On Gifting Money before you go all bananas with your gifting spree.
Easy Ways To Fold Money For Gifts
Let us start things off with easy tips and tricks to fold money into creative shapes and gifts. Easy money origami is both a fun and creative gift idea.
1. Dollar Bill Heart
A dollar bill heart is a perfect gift to give to your loved ones.
How to fold a heart out of money?
Folding any dollar bill into a beautiful heart is very easy and can be done in a few simple steps. You would want to take a crisp bill straight out of the bank for your heart art.
Start by folding money such that it makes four equal parts. Next, fold the outermost two folds inwards and take the two bottom points and bring them together at the center of the note. Fold the inner part from the top inwards and adjust the ends, turn your bill to the other side and now you have a perfect heart.
Still confused? Here is a step-by-step video tutorial to make a heart made up of money.
2. Dollar Bill Butterfly
Dollar Bill Butterfly will make a perfect gift for young ones.
Making a beautiful butterfly with dollar bills is easier than you think. You will just need two crisp bills, you can take any bills depending on your budget, a thread, transparent is better, and scissors.
Start by folding one bill in its width making a small spring-like structure. Fold the second bill's edge inside and fold it on its length making a spring-like structure like the previous bill. The longer spring will be the upper part of your butterfly and the shorter one will be the bottom part.
Now fold both the bills in half and tie them together by arranging the longer one in the top part and the shorter one in the bottom part. Still confused? You can look at the video below for step by step guide.
3. Dollar Bill Crane
Another fun DIY gift idea for younger ones is making a crane out of a dollar bill.
Kids love getting money as gifts which they can spend on their favorite toy or ice cream but they love cranes that too made out of crisp bills of either a dollar, ten, or 100 more.
Although making a crane out of US dollars or any other money is a little bit complex but you can easily make a beautiful one with the tutorial video given below. You just need a new bill and a few minutes to accomplish the task.
Origami Money Flower With One Bill
Turning dollar bills into beautiful flowers are much easier than you think. One dollar-bill flower can be used as gifts or decoration ornaments.
1. Dollar Bill Flowers
Dollar bill flowers can be an exciting gift for your loved ones especially if they are younger.
Although the process of making dollar bill flowers can be daunting at a glance, it is really easy once you start going. There are several types of flowers to make ranging from simple and elegant to complex and beautiful.
To make a simple flower, start by folding the money through its length into small folds, the goal here is to make at least 6 creases throughout the bill.
The second step involves forming the shape of an accordion and tying a thread in the middle of the bill. Now fold the bill in half and use double-sided tape to stick the edges together to make a beautiful flower. Here is a video tutorial for making a sophisticated flower.
2. Dollar Bills Rose
In order to make an elegant rose you need at least four bills. Dollar bills of any value can be taken to prepare the roses.
How to fold money into a rose? The first step is to stick one bill to another in its length to make a super long bill ( pro tip; use paper tape so that it does not damage the bill for later use).
Now you need to stick a sturdy metal wire at one end of the bill. Fold the bill in its width and start rolling the bill around the metal wire, make small roles in the beginning, and slowly increase the size. Fold the bill every once in a while to add depth to the rose.
You can follow the simple video tutorial to make a rose from dollar bills given below if you are getting confused.
3. Four Leaf Clover
Four Leaf Clover is believed to be a sign of good luck, an important thought while presenting a gift to someone.
A sign of good luck made out of two crisp paper bills will definitely make the day of the recipient, here is how you make a dollar bill four-leaf clover using only two notes. Pro-tip; start with the crispiest banknote in your possession that will help make the flower much sleeker and edges will align better.
Making a four-leaf clover starts with getting yourself two crisp notes of any denomination. Start by folding the notes in half to form a firm crease in the middle. The following steps require several folding and unfolding which can be better understood by watching the video tutorial embedded below.
Dollar Bill Origami Star
Stars can be made in different styles and looks using just a few dollar bills. Modular stars are made using multiple bills and joining them together.
1. Origami Star With A Dollar Bill
A beautiful origami star can be prepared with just a single dollar bill. Origami money star does not require any glue or threads to stick together.
In order to make a beautiful flower from a dollar bill, you might want to take the newest note in your possession. Start the process of making the flowers by folding the bill in half lengthwise and once again folding it in half.
Now you need to unfold the bill once and take the corner most part of the bill and try to take it to its nearest crease. Do not forget to press the note firmly with your hands after completing every step to make a visible crease and the shape needs to stay in place without any glue or tape.
You can follow the video to easily understand the entire process of making a beautiful flower with just a single dollar bill.
2. Modular Star With Five Dollar Bills
The best thing about making a modular star with multiple bills is you can make the star as big as you want. A modular star with five bills makes the perfect size and sense.
You can start the process of creating modular stars by taking five crisp notes of any denomination. The first step towards making the modular star is folding the note length-wise and unfolding it. Similarly, fold the bill width-wise and unfold it.
The following steps can be performed by looking at the video shown below. Your goal is to form each arm of the star with individual banknotes at first and then stick them all together to make the final star.
3. Ninja Star With Dollar Bills
Are you thinking of giving money as a gift to a huge fan of Ninjas? Make a cool ninja star with the bills and see the charm on their face.
Making a ninja star with banknotes will require two notes of any denomination. If you take crispy enough notes that the star can be very sturdy and even sharp as well, regardless it will not be thrown about after all it is made of real money.
Start the process of making an origami ninja star with a dollar bill by taking one of the banknotes and folding it in half lengthwise and unfolding it. Now again fold the dollar bill into half width-wise creating an intersecting crease.
You can follow the step-by-step guide from the video below, your goal is to create two identical pieces of ninja stars and merge them at the end to form the final ninja star.
Funny Ways To Give Money At Christmas
Fun ways to give money during Christmas includes making Christmas tree and Origami Wreath. A dollar bill shirt is also a cool way to gift money.
1. Christmas Tree
The Christmas tree is a festive origami design to prepare while gifting money this holiday season.
Different styles of Christmas trees can be made with a dollar bill, single-tier and double-tier trees are the most common origami designs. We will learn to prepare a single-tier tree here.
Start by taking a crisp dollar bill of any denomination. Fold the bill in half lengthwise and make a firm crease and unfold the money. Now you want to bring two sides of the note widthwise to the crease previously formed in the middle. Repeat the process to form a longer fold in the side.
In the second step, you need to fold the money widthwise in the middle. If you are finding the instructions confusing and complicated, the below-embedded video will make things much easier for you.
2. Origami Wreath
A modular origami wreath can be made using eight bills of any denomination. First, we need to prepare each module and combine them at the end.
Start by taking one of the eight crisp bills you prepared. The first step involves folding the left side of the bill to the right side to form a crease in the middle, unfold once the crease is formed. Now fold the upper edges to the central line followed by folding the excess side inwards.
Now open the bill and fold it in the middle keeping the excess side tucked in, once you fold the bill lengthwise fold the edges to form an X crease with the previously made crease. Now fold the bill left to right and your first module is complete, repeat the process with all eight bills.
The last leg of making an origami wreath with dollar bills involves joining all eight modules together. You can follow the simple steps shown in the video below to complete your wreath.
3. Dollar Bill Shirt And Tie
Creative ways to give money to a teenager for Christmas include folding the money into a shirt and tie origami. The dollar bill shirt looks beautiful and cool.
You can prepare a beautiful shirt and tie from just a dollar bill, the denomination of the banknote depends entirely upon yourself. Pro Tip; try not to hand out huge amounts of cash to teenagers as they need to learn about finances at this point in their age.
The process starts with you obtaining a new dollar bill, the old and folded ones do not make beautiful origami and might end up looking not as you expected. First, you need to fold the money in half lengthwise, then open the fold and make a quarter of the folds from both sides again lengthwise.
We will start by making the tie first and work our way to preparing the shirt with half sleeves and collar. You can follow the simple steps shown in the view below as following written instructions on origami might get overwhelming quite rapidly.