Tight Wad in Utah: DIY Origami Money Flower!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

DIY Origami Money Flower!

Some of you that know me, know that I LOVE origami.  If there's a piece of paper around, I'm never bored. :)  Anyway I was thinking about Valentine's day and decided to see if I could make a flower with money instead of paper.  When cold hard cash is the perfect present for that someone here's a way to make it less "cold" and "hard". :):)

Here's how to do it:  
-First make the stem (here are the instructions from Nick jr.  I just had to tweak it a bit to use a bill)

fold the bill in half

Take one end and fold it down:

fold up flap:

tuck in extra flap and fold in half:  (hopefully the pictures are more helpful then my instructions :)

fold up the bottom to make the leaf:

DONE!  Now follow these easy instructions from Nick Jr. to make the blossom.  
You may have to play around with the size of paper that you use for it.  I used a square that could fit on a CD:

When your done cut off the tip so that you can push the stem through:

Put this baby in a card and you have a nice valentine, or gift...with or without using money as the stem.  :)
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Veronica said...

I love my "origami Audrey"!
Nicely done!

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Audrey @ Tight Wad in Utah said...

Thank you Kay!! That's awesome!!

Audrey @ Tight Wad in Utah said...

Thanks V! Do the instructions seem clear enough??

Veronica said...

Oh, yeah...even I can do it! ;)

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