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Along with a monetary gift for any occassion, other mini tutorials are included!
This is my version and elaboration of this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_tAKFUkRaDw tutorial by Lisa Shea from lisashea.com

Subscribe to her Youtube channel for more origami money tutorials.

Steps 1-18 Flower
Steps beyond 18 are the elaborations.

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  • How to make a flowers & rosettes. Origami Money Flower (How To) - Step 1
    Step 1

    The basics are 3 dollar bills or currency of your choice and some wire.

    Currency of a different country might be helpful if the receiver is going abroad or is a little homesick. :)

    The different colored currency is excellent for different outcomes of the flower.

  • How to make a flowers & rosettes. Origami Money Flower (How To) - Step 2
    Step 2

    (If you clicked on the link in the description, you already know the entire flower assembly. You can skip to step 19 for the elaborations.)

    Take one dollar and fold it in half. You may fold it so the backs are together as well.

  • How to make a flowers & rosettes. Origami Money Flower (How To) - Step 3
    Step 3

    Lay it back down and fold one side in half again.

  • How to make a flowers & rosettes. Origami Money Flower (How To) - Step 4
    Step 4

    Do it to both sides.

  • How to make a flowers & rosettes. Origami Money Flower (How To) - Step 5
    Step 5

    Now, fold the top down and crease. This will be the guide for the next step.

  • How to make a flowers & rosettes. Origami Money Flower (How To) - Step 6
    Step 6

    Take one edge and bring it to the center, aligning it to the center crease.

  • How to make a flowers & rosettes. Origami Money Flower (How To) - Step 7
    Step 7

    Repeat on all edges.

  • How to make a flowers & rosettes. Origami Money Flower (How To) - Step 8
    Step 8

    Take the bottom and fold it in half.

  • How to make a flowers & rosettes. Origami Money Flower (How To) - Step 9
    Step 9

    Align edge with the center and crease.

  • How to make a flowers & rosettes. Origami Money Flower (How To) - Step 10
    Step 10

    Repeat on other side.

  • How to make a flowers & rosettes. Origami Money Flower (How To) - Step 11
    Step 11

    Take the entire flower and fold it in half.

  • How to make a flowers & rosettes. Origami Money Flower (How To) - Step 12
    Step 12

    Repeat to the other two dollars.

  • How to make a flowers & rosettes. Origami Money Flower (How To) - Step 13
    Step 13

    Align the folds.

  • How to make a flowers & rosettes. Origami Money Flower (How To) - Step 14
    Step 14

    I've taken a twist tie from a bag of bread and used it here.

    Half your tie or wire over all the bills.

  • How to make a flowers & rosettes. Origami Money Flower (How To) - Step 15
    Step 15

    TWIST!!!

  • How to make a flowers & rosettes. Origami Money Flower (How To) - Step 16
    Step 16

    This step is optional but can help loads.

    Flatten the bills against the wire. The tie I used here was a little square, but the center had a rounded wire.

  • How to make a flowers & rosettes. Origami Money Flower (How To) - Step 17
    Step 17

    You can used a pencil, bone folder, or fingernail to help flatten the inner corners of the bill petals.

  • How to make a flowers & rosettes. Origami Money Flower (How To) - Step 18
    Step 18

    Voila! The flower itself is complete.

    The steps beyond this point are my elaborations.

    Add rhinestones, beads, or Swarovski crystals to the ends of the wire to create an elegant effect.

  • How to make a flowers & rosettes. Origami Money Flower (How To) - Step 19
    Step 19

    Adding a safety pin: take the sharp end above the wire and through the middle fold of the dollars.

  • How to make a flowers & rosettes. Origami Money Flower (How To) - Step 20
    Step 20

    Flip the pin around so the side with the lock is closest to the flower. This will make pinning easier.

    Uses: adornment for graduation gifts, dollar dances, cards. Attach it to stuffed animals as an additional gift.

  • How to make a flowers & rosettes. Origami Money Flower (How To) - Step 21
    Step 21

    Using different mediums other than wire: wire is easier to work with, in my opinion, but anything that will not be bulky or damaging to the bills will work.

    I used hemp cord here.

    You can add some crochet or sewing embellishments here as well.

  • How to make a flowers & rosettes. Origami Money Flower (How To) - Step 22
    Step 22

    Embellishments to the wire: add buttons, plastic beads, rhinestones, smaller origami.

    Add colors according: school, wedding, favorite, meaningful, any color.

    Here I will be showing you how to add a button.

  • How to make a flowers & rosettes. Origami Money Flower (How To) - Step 23
    Step 23

    Add one wire at a time. Push both sides through two different holes. Slide the button all the way down.

  • How to make a flowers & rosettes. Origami Money Flower (How To) - Step 24
    Step 24

    What a twist!

  • How to make a flowers & rosettes. Origami Money Flower (How To) - Step 25
    Step 25

    And there you have it.

    You can "sew" the button in, meaning, tucking in the wires as you would have sewn an actual button for a + in the center. The "sewn" look can keep the wires back and out of the way.

  • How to make a flowers & rosettes. Origami Money Flower (How To) - Step 26
    Step 26

    Here's a variation on the button.

  • How to make a flowers & rosettes. Origami Money Flower (How To) - Step 27
    Step 27

    Adding a tail: I pulled a piece of hemp cord through the side of the bills. I double knotted the end and left the long piece for my decorations.

  • How to make a flowers & rosettes. Origami Money Flower (How To) - Step 28
    Step 28

    Tail: This can be used with wire to create rays of beads, buttons, rhinestones, etc.

    Cord, string, yarn, thread: all can be used as adornments to the flower. I would suggest using some crocheting techniques to add a bit of texture.

    I used hemp cord here to make it look like a flower stem with leaves.

  • How to make a flowers & rosettes. Origami Money Flower (How To) - Step 29
    Step 29

    I added a tiny paper version of the money flower to my tail. The same steps apply.

  • How to make a flowers & rosettes. Origami Money Flower (How To) - Step 30
    Step 30

    Tail with coins of your choice and paper flower.

  • How to make a flowers & rosettes. Origami Money Flower (How To) - Step 31
    Step 31

    The look of varying bills and twisting the wire.

    I used two 1 dollar bills and one 5 dollar bill.

    Make a wreath out of these for the holidays or for graduations and ceremonies.

  • How to make a flowers & rosettes. Origami Money Flower (How To) - Step 32
    Step 32

    Adding lucky stars to the tail: start off making a "pink ribbon" fold.

    Star paper can be found at Japanese stores or any Asian store. You can use regular copy paper for this too.

  • How to make a flowers & rosettes. Origami Money Flower (How To) - Step 33
    Step 33

    Take that little end piece on the left and tuck it into the ribbon...

  • How to make a flowers & rosettes. Origami Money Flower (How To) - Step 34
    Step 34

    Like so.

  • How to make a flowers & rosettes. Origami Money Flower (How To) - Step 35
    Step 35

    The back should look like this.

    Crease the paper. If not, you'll end up with a wonky star. Wonky stars may also be due to the strength of the paper you're using and how many times you've tried making it on the same paper.

  • How to make a flowers & rosettes. Origami Money Flower (How To) - Step 36
    Step 36

    Take the tail and slip it through one side of the ribbon fold. Place the star paper where you want it to end up.

  • How to make a flowers & rosettes. Origami Money Flower (How To) - Step 37
    Step 37

    Then wrap the long piece of the paper all the way over the hexagon. The edges of the hexagon should be meeting up with the edges of the paper.

    (Do not take it out of the tail. I forgot to take a picture of it on the tail.)

  • How to make a flowers & rosettes. Origami Money Flower (How To) - Step 38
    Step 38

    Once you have wrapped the paper and you've got this little bit, tuck it into the hexagon...

  • How to make a flowers & rosettes. Origami Money Flower (How To) - Step 39
    Step 39

    like...

  • How to make a flowers & rosettes. Origami Money Flower (How To) - Step 40
    Step 40

    so. Again, make sure you've kept it tight and creased.

  • How to make a flowers & rosettes. Origami Money Flower (How To) - Step 41
    Step 41

    Take one edge of the hexagon and pinch.

  • How to make a flowers & rosettes. Origami Money Flower (How To) - Step 42
    Step 42

    Repeat on all the edges of the hexagon.

    You, hexagon, have become a star!

  • How to make a flowers & rosettes. Origami Money Flower (How To) - Step 43
    Step 43

    Now add any of the embellishments you've learned from this tutorial to your tail.

    Add 3 stars for good luck or some money!

  • How to make a flowers & rosettes. Origami Money Flower (How To) - Step 44
    Step 44

    A variation of the tail, now tied behind the flower.

    Now this is where your creativity come into play.

    Post your versions of these flowers and let us see what can be made from the basic 3 bill flower design.

    Add live flowers to them! Make a bouquet! Prom corsage! MAKE IT! DO IT! :)

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