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7 mins

This kind of love comes cheap!
I learned how to make this heart when I was about 10-years-old. :) I thought it was common for people to know how to fold this kind of heart, but my friends are always in awe every time I make one.

Please remember that when folding money, you should crease it with a lot of pressure and precisely as possible!

Sorry if the instructions are a little difficult to follow. I don't really know all the origami terms. ;=__= But the pictures should give you an idea of how to follow along.

Posted by Rewrite from Tallahassee, Florida, United States • Published See Rewrite's 6 projects »
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  • How to fold an origami shape. Heart Made Of Money - Step 1
    Step 1

    Start with a crisp dollar.

  • How to fold an origami shape. Heart Made Of Money - Step 2
    Step 2

    Crease the dollar up into a point, like the way you would make a paper airplane. xP

  • How to fold an origami shape. Heart Made Of Money - Step 3
    Step 3

    Crease it down.

  • How to fold an origami shape. Heart Made Of Money - Step 4
    Step 4

    Unfold and use the new guidelines and push in the sides.

  • How to fold an origami shape. Heart Made Of Money - Step 5
    Step 5

    It should become a triangle shape and look like a house.

  • How to fold an origami shape. Heart Made Of Money - Step 6
    Step 6

    Next, fold the flaps up the point.

  • How to fold an origami shape. Heart Made Of Money - Step 7
    Step 7

    Stick you finger in the new flap.

  • How to fold an origami shape. Heart Made Of Money - Step 8
    Step 8

    And squish it down to make a square.

  • How to fold an origami shape. Heart Made Of Money - Step 9
    Step 9

    Repeat on the other side.

  • How to fold an origami shape. Heart Made Of Money - Step 10
    Step 10

    Then, using this picture as a guide, fold the corners of the square toward the center, where the crease is.

  • How to fold an origami shape. Heart Made Of Money - Step 11
    Step 11

    Repeat.

  • How to fold an origami shape. Heart Made Of Money - Step 12
    Step 12

    If you have big fingers like me...;-__-

    Use a pen to squeeze in-between the new flaps and press down.

  • How to fold an origami shape. Heart Made Of Money - Step 13
    Step 13

    <---It should look like this. It may be a little difficult at first because it's so small, but after making these hearts for a while, it should become fairly easy.

  • How to fold an origami shape. Heart Made Of Money - Step 14
    Step 14

    Repeat x3.

  • How to fold an origami shape. Heart Made Of Money - Step 15
    Step 15

    Then, do the exact same on the other side. By now, you probably just want to get this over with.

  • How to fold an origami shape. Heart Made Of Money - Step 16
    Step 16

    Fold the dollar like so.

  • How to fold an origami shape. Heart Made Of Money - Step 17
    Step 17

    Them pull it over to meet the other side. This will hide the extra space.

  • How to fold an origami shape. Heart Made Of Money - Step 18
    Step 18

    Crease down.

  • How to fold an origami shape. Heart Made Of Money - Step 19
    Step 19

    Hide the extra bits of dollar by tucking it under the main shape.

  • How to fold an origami shape. Heart Made Of Money - Step 20
    Step 20

    ...

  • How to fold an origami shape. Heart Made Of Money - Step 21
    Step 21

    <--Fold the flappy part of the dollar to the other point.

  • How to fold an origami shape. Heart Made Of Money - Step 22
    Step 22

    You can stop here if you want.

  • How to fold an origami shape. Heart Made Of Money - Step 23
    Step 23

    But I fold in the points so that it looks like an evenly-rounded heart.

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Gracie P.
Gracie P.
I'm confused about about #21 I just can't seem so get it to that heart shape in the picture can you please help thanx ? Happy
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LovelyJaileen
LovelyJaileen · 8 projects
put a quarter in the middle of the heart!! thats how i learned to make it!! Happy
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Joanna
Joanna · 4 projects
Wow, this is one of the best origami tutorials I have ever seen/read. Thanks for sharing this; I'll definitely be trying this soon!
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Susan H.
Susan H. · Annville, Pennsylvania, US · 4 projects
I made a few of these and keep them in my wallet. When I go thru a fast food drive thru for coffee I love to pay with these. I make the dollar rings and do the same. A few days ago I did it and the girl screamed YES when I gave it to her.
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Destiny R.
Destiny R.
thanx sooo much its alot of fun to make :-D
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TRACY O.
TRACY O. · Hudson Bay, Saskatchewan, CA
canadian $50 s are red ...this will be perfect for grad...thanks
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Aliboo.
Aliboo. · U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, US · 7 projects
dang i need a dollar lol
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Rewrite
Rewrite · Tallahassee, Florida, US · 6 projects
It works for any kind of currency, but you have to know where to fold it. It's just a coincidence that the perfect spot to fold it is where the E's shadow is. Happy
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Katie W.
Katie W.
does this work for any currency? or just dollar bills?
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Nastassia B.
Nastassia B. · Sennfeld, Bavaria, DE · 4 projects
Love it! I mad a few ill post pics soon! Thanks for this.
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