Dollar Bill Heart Origami

By Noreen Doll.

A dollar bill heart origami is a fun way to give a gift of money, as it can be made with a bill of any amount.

Folded Dollar Bill Heart by Crafty Journal

Make a fun dollar bill heart to give to your grandkids. They will love getting it!

Folded Dollar Bill Heart by Crafty Journal

It can be any denomination, and would make a great Valentine gift.

It is easy enough that you could teach older kids how to do it, too.

I found this great idea here.

Here’s how to make one.

Start with a nice crisp one dollar bill.

Fold it in half with George Washington on the outside and sharply crease the center line.


Unfold and fold both edges in to the center line and crease sharply again.


Turn the dollar bill over.

Fold both edges to the center.


Unfold the ends from under the bill, leaving the center folds.


Fold the corner down till the white edge meets the fold line as shown. Crease sharply.


Pull open the triangle and push the center in and crease the edges again.


It should look like this.


Repeat with the other corner.


Turn the dollar bill over again.


Fold the bottom left corner of the center part in till it meets the first fold line.


Repeat with the other side, and the center part should come to a point at the bottom.


Now fold the bottom right corner up till the bottom edge meets the very center fold.


Repeat with the left corner.


Pull the top part of the center flap down


and crease all the folds as shown.


Turn in the white part of the edges at the corner and crease.


Fold down the corner into a triangle.  Crease well.


Repeat with the other corner.


Turn it over and your dollar bill heart origami is finished.


You can make it look like this


if you first fold George Washington to the inside when starting to make a dollar bill heart origami.

If these origami folds seem beyond your skill, try this simpler version of an easy dollar bill heart.


Easy Dollar Bill Heart

Or this super easy dollar bill heart.

Crafty Journal - Super Easy Dollar Bill Heart

Super Easy Dollar Bill Heart

© Noreen Doll

Crafty Journal

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  1. How Fun!!! I’m going to use this to make a cash birthday present this week!
    Thanks – what a great tutorial – also pinning it!

  2. Cool…I’m going to pin this to try with my son in a few years.

  3. This is fun!

  4. This is super cute… I am going to make these for and with my kids!
    They will be so excited!

    hugs x

  5. This is the first time I’ve seen this done with a dollar bill. Leave it to you to come up with something interesting!! Linda

  6. This is awesome. Just put it on my FB page with a link here and tweeted too!

  7. Fun Idea … Excellent instructions/Photos …very clear and easy to understand! Thanks!

  8. Now that is just too neat. I’ve never tried origami but I may have to try the heart.
    I’m stopping by from Friday Fascinations hop and I subscribed to your blog via email.
    I’m looking forward to reading more of your posts, you’ve got some great stuff here.
    Have a great weekend!

    With Smiles,

  9. This is really cute. it’s great for Valentine’s day and Chinese New Year too!

  10. Very Cute! Love the idea of using money. Going to give it a go! THanks.

  11. Cool! Love origami and this looks great :)

  12. Thank You!!

    Blessings, Debbie

  13. How fun! I’ve never though of doing that with a dollar bill!

  14. Our 11 year old is the origami queen! I’m totally sharing this with her :) Thanks so much for sharing at Super Saturday Show & Tell today… I’m so glad you came to party with me!! Please come back again next week :) xoxo~ Ruthie

  15. Cyndi Valerino says:

    I am so going to make some of these for my grandSon! Thank you

  16. This is genius! I am definitely doing this to put in the family and little friends Valentines!

  17. Featuring at Bacon Time soon. Thanks for linking up :)

  18. What a cute idea! Love the step-by-step instructions :)

  19. What a neat way to give money as a gift! I’m pinning this to use sometime!!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  20. You have the most fun ideas! Thanks for sharing how to make this origami at A Humble Creation. love the idea for cash gifting.

  21. Thanks so much for sharing this at Loving Valentine’s Day party. My daughter absolutely LOVES origami (her favorite is making bow ties with our tip money and leaving these for the servers). She LOVES your great tutorial

    Happy Monday!

  22. What a super fun idea! What kids would not love this! Thanks for sharing at Monday Funday! 😉

  23. Great idea! I will give this a try. So glad to have seen this on the Make It Yourself Monday blog hop.

  24. I’m going to show this to my son. He LOVES making origami. Thanks for sharing at Pinworthy Projects.

  25. Great Valentine gift to give to my grandsons

  26. super cute. I am featuring this at

  27. This is a fantastic idea to make money a little more special as a present. Thanks for sharing on Thursdays Treasures.

  28. What a neat idea to give at Valentines Day to my grandchildren. Thank you for the good tutoral.

    We may have met by chance…but we become friends by choice.

  29. Great tutorial. My kids know how to make these, but they’ve never shown me how! =0)
    Is there any other way (besides email) to follow your awesome blog? I’d love to follow.

  30. I LOVE this. My boys will agree :) Pinning!

  31. I love this! thanks for the how-to! found you on BeColorful

  32. How perfect for a cash gift. Love it.

  33. I think my kids would love this for Valentine’s Day!

  34. I’ve always wondered how you people made these! I wish someone would give me one made out of $100!

    Thanks for linking up at last weekends link party The Weekend re-Treat! Hope to see you again this weekend. The party starts late tonight :)

  35. This is soo awesome. happy valentine’s day


  36. Thank you, Noreen for submitting yet another fun project to the Crafty Showcase! Congrats on being in the Feature Friday post, too! xoxo susie

  37. The dollar bill hearts are great! I love that you have two different varieties–fun for adults and kids alike!

  38. Visiting from the Shelter Tree — very cool gift idea!!

  39. Thank you for sharing this excellent tutorial. You sure made it easy for us to duplicate it. I’d love to tuck one in an unsuspecting person’s coat pocket. I appreciate your sharing!

  40. I will give it to my girlfriend

  41. I’m the Editorial Assistant for Fun Family Crafts and I wanted to let you know that we have featured your origami project! You can see it here:

    If you have other kid friendly crafts, we’d love it if you would submit them. If you would like to display a featured button on your site, you can grab one from the right side bar of your post above. Thanks for a wonderful project idea!

  42. I am doing this for our grandsons for Christmas – they are very hard to buy for . I am doing one $20 two $10 two $5 and one $1 in the heart and then I got three of the plastic containers of corn starch and poured the contents out into jars, washed the containers out and put the hearts in it – put ribbon around it and a bow and a tag that says “Papa and I love you with all of our heart” – I think they will be confused at first with getting corn starch – but will like the inside money.

  43. This is a great idea and a super nice gift. I used to love doing origami as a kid. Thanks for reminding me about this great craft and for sharing on our Tips & Tricks Linky!

  44. My students were always showing me fun origami using money, but I never gave them a try. The hearts are so cute for Valentine’s Day.

    Thanks for Sharing Your Cup!

  45. Cute idea! Thanks for sharing at My Flagstaff Home!


  46. Love this…can you make mine with a $100 bill? Actually, my girls would love these for Valentine’s Day! Thanks so much for sharing at Share The Wealth Sunday!

  47. Hi there
    Just stopped by to let you know that I featured this on my Saturday Spotlight post this week!
    Saturday Spotlight
    Thanks again for linking up! Hope you have a great weekend!

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