Money Easy Tree

Money Easy Tree


This money easy tree should really be written as “$ Easy Tree”. Making the origami tree is easy; making the money may or may not be easy.

This tree has a trapezoid base so it looks like it is in a box or a tree-stand. With a few decorations (such as colored hole punch circles), this money easy tree can be transformed into a Christmas tree.

Florence Temko created another tree which is similar but has the extra bonus of having a straight trunk. Her tree looks as if it is growing from the ground. You can see it here.



dollar bill money easy tree

dollar bill money  easy tree

Instructions for Money Easy Tree

Start with a crisp dollar bill with the black-side facing up.
Orient the money vertically (up and down direction).

dollar bill money easy tree
Step 1:

Fold and unfold the dollar bill in half lengthwise.

dollar bill money easy tree
Step 2:

Fold and unfold the dollar bill in half crosswise.

dollar bill money easy tree
Step 3:

Fold up the bottom-right side of the dollar bill. Start the fold from
the halfway mark along the bottom-edge and extend it to the halfway mark at the right-edge of the dollar bill.

dollar bill money easy tree
Step 4:

Fold the corner of the dollar bill towards the right as shown.

dollar bill money easy tree
Step 5:

Repeat steps 3 & 4 on the bottom-left side of the dollar bill.
Fold from halfway mark to halfway mark as shown.

dollar bill money easy tree
Step 6:

As before, fold the corner to the left.

dollar bill money easy tree
Step 7:

Repeat steps 3 & 4 on the top-right side of the dollar bill.

dollar bill money easy tree
Step 8:

Repeat one last time on the top-left side of the dollar bill.

dollar bill money easy tree
Step 9:

Fold the model in half (bottom to top).

dollar bill easy tree
Step 10:

Fold the top layer back down. The location of the fold is up to personal taste. One option is to have the fold at the O in the word ONE.

dollar bill easy tree
Step 11:

Fold the tip of the model back up, again the location of the fold may vary.

dollar bill easy tree
Step 12:

Turn the model over and the tree is done.

dollar bill easy tree
Easiest $Tree ever!

dollar bill easy tree
This is how it would look like had you started with the green-side of the dollar bill facing up.