Money Boots

Money Boots

dollar bill origami money boots

These tiny origami money boots are so cute! The model is often attributed to Cray Randall because he was the first to make the boot out of money. The design is actually a traditional one as shown here – it was originally a napkin fold. Imagine having boots beside your dinner plate! If you fold dollar bill boots and leave it for a waitress/waiter, you would still be putting boots on the dinner table!

It’s fun to make a pair of boots, so let’s get started because you’ve got twice the amount of work to do.



Instructions for Origami Money Boots

dollar bill origami money boots
Step 1:

Fold a dollar bill in half lengthwise (top to bottom).

dollar bill origami money boots
Step 2:

Fold the right side towards the left.
Make the fold uneven so the left side protrudes a little beyond the right side.

dollar bill origami money boots
Unfold.

dollar bill origami money boots
Step 3:

Fold down the right and left sides of the model.
Position the folds so the top-edges align with the crease made in step 2.

dollar bill origami money boots

Step 4:

Fold down the left and right sides of the model again. This bisects the angle making the model more narrow.

dollar bill origami money boots

Step 5:

Work with the right side only (this will be the foot of the boot). Fold up the bottom-corner so the right side becomes more narrow.

dollar bill origami money boots

Step 6:

Repeat one more time: fold the bottom-right side so the model becomes even more narrow.

dollar bill origami money boots

Step 7:

Work with the left side of the model (this will be the leg portion of the boot). Fold the paper towards the right. The flap will be perpendicular. Note that the crease follows the raw-edge of the dollar bill.

dollar bill origami money boots

Step 8:

Bring the left-flap underneath and allow the narrow, right-flap to be on top.

dollar bill origami money boots

Step 9:

Fold the model in half (right to left).

dollar bill origami money boots
Turn the model over.

dollar bill origami money boots

Step 10:

Wrap the narrow, bottom-flap from behind up to the front. Tuck it under a layer of paper.

dollar bill origami
In transition.

dollar bill origami money boots
Close up view.

dollar bill origami money boots

dollar bill origami money boots
Close up view.

dollar bill origami money boots

Step 11:

Rotate the model so the boot stands upright. Insert your finger into the leg part of the boot to open it up. Squish the ankle part of the boot to flatten it.
If you want, you can curl the toe up a little.

dollar bill origami money boots
To make a pair of money origami boots, you can repeat the same procedure with a second dollar bill – these would be identical boots.

Alternatively, you can make left and right boots. To do this, fold the second dollar bill as a mirror image. In step 2, the right side of the dollar bill should be a little longer than the left side. Continue to fold as shown above keeping the shorter segment of the dollar bill as the foot part of the boot.

dollar bill origami money boots
This is how the boots would look like if you start with the green-side of the money facing up. Note how the boots are mirror images of each other.

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