Money Easy Heart


dollar bill origami
Money Easy Heart is the easiest and fastest way you can make a heart from a dollar bill. It's not the most sophisticated design, but when you want to impress someone quick, it does the job just fine.

One of the hardships of dollar bill origami is that the paper is very thick and the creases do not hold well. If you have time, place the dollar bill heart under a heavy book overnight to help set the creases. You should never glue or staple a dollar bill because that is illegal. Note this message from the U.S. Department of the Treasury:

Defacement of currency is a violation of Title 18, Section 333 of the United States Code. Under this provision, currency defacement is generally defined as follows: Whoever mutilates, cuts, disfigures, perforates, unites or cements together, or does any other thing to any bank bill, draft, note, or other evidence of debt issued by any national banking association, Federal Reserve Bank, or Federal Reserve System, with intent to render such item(s) unfit to be reissued, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than six months, or both.


So you have been warned: fold only. Don't glue, staple, cut, rip, or punch holes in a US dollar bill!



dollar bill origami
Step 1: Fold the bottom third of a dollar bill upwards.
          You need not be exact in measuring the distance.


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Step 2: Fold the bill in half. Unfold.


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Step 3: Fold the left and right sides of the dollar bill up so the
          edges align with the central crease made in step 2.

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Step 4:
Turn over the model.

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Imagine the top section of the heart to be equally divided in two parts.


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Step 5:
Fold the four top-corners down so they are level with the imaginary half-mark line.


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Turn over.
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Done!
dollar bill origami
This is how it looks like if you started with the green-side of the dollar bill facing up.