Thursday, December 24, 2009

Folded Dollars

Each year, I like to fold any gifts of greenbacks into some interesting shape, so that it is a little more interesting than a check or a plain bill. I have done hearts, reindeer, elf boots, etc. This year I did a five pointed star and a Christmas tree.
You can see that the star looks different, depending on whether you show the back or the front. I slipped a little piece of mirror card in each to give a finishing touch to my "star ornament". I used five bills on each of these. Each point has arms that reach out and hook to the next one...I am wondering if it would be possible to sneak one more in and make a six sided snowflake.
For the Christmas tree, I used four bills and you can see that the appearance changes when you fold the triangles differently. I used the fourth bill to create the trunk of the tree.
Just google origami dollar bill or money origami and you will find a wealth of videos and instructions for making all sorts of shapes with money. Fun, fun!
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Susan at PaperCrafter's Corner said...

What a cute idea! Wish I'd seen this earlier before I just put a couple of bills into a card in a wrapped box for my nephew!

I'll have to remember this for next year.

Thanks for sharing!

Jan Castle said...

Oh Holly....send me one!!!! Of course, you can make it out of paper instead of money - LOL!!!!
Soooooooooooooooooooooo cute!
Have a blessed Christmas with your family...
as always, your friend,
Jan Castle