Money Heart Bookmark

Money Heart Bookmark

dollar bill origami Money Heart Bookmark
You might consider adding this Money Heart Bookmark the next time you give someone a book as a gift. It is easy to fold and it gives a personal touch; a little something extra to give the book more value.




Instructions for Money Heart Bookmark

dollar bill origami Money Heart Bookmark

Step 1:

Start with a crisp dollar bill with the green-side facing up.
Fold and unfold into quarters lengthwise.

dollar bill origami Money Heart Bookmark

Step 2:

Fold up the bottom-left corner to get a diagonal crease.
Unfold.

dollar bill origami Money Heart Bookmark

Step 3:

Fold down the top-left corner to get another diagonal crease.
Unfold. You should get an X-shaped crease.
Turn the dollar bill over.

dollar bill origami Money Heart Bookmark

Step 4:

Fold in the left-edge of the dollar bill.
Make the fold so it intersects the X-crease made above.
Unfold and then turn the dollar bill over again.

dollar bill origami Money Heart Bookmark

Step 5:

Pinch the dollar bill near the vertical crease.
At the same time, fold the left edge of the dollar bill towards the right.

dollar bill origami Money Heart Bookmark

In progress. Once the the fold is complete, you will have a triangular flap on the left side of the model. This form is called a waterbomb base .

dollar bill origami Money Heart Bookmark

Step 6:

Fold the tip of the waterbomb base (the triangle) to the base of the triangle.

dollar bill origami Money Heart Bookmark

Unfold. This crease will be useful later.

dollar bill origami Money Bookmark

Step 7:

Lift up one of the flaps of the waterbomb base.

dollar bill origami Money Bookmark

Step 8:

Fold up the bottom 1/4 of the dollar bill.
Use the crease made in step 1 as a guide.
Make sure that the fold goes under the waterbomb base; you will need to lift the layer on the left so you can tuck the fold under.

dollar bill origami Money Bookmark

Step 9:

Pull down two flaps from the waterbomb base.

dollar bill origami Heart Bookmark

Step 10:

Repeat step 8 on the top of the bill: fold down the top-edge of the dollar bill. Remember to lift the waterbomb base so the fold goes under.

dollar bill origami Heart Bookmark

Step 11:

Fold back up one of the waterbomb flaps.
This should give you something that looks like an $ arrow

dollar bill origami Heart Bookmark

Step 12:

Fold the top layer of the waterbomb towards the left.
Use the crease made in step 6 as a guide.

dollar bill origami Heart Bookmark

In progress.

dollar bill origami Bookmark

Step 13:

Make valley folds so the paper lies flat.

dollar bill origami Bookmark

In progress.

dollar bill origami Bookmark

Step 14:

Fold back (mountain fold) the corners of the dollar bill as shown. You will get a heart shape.

dollar bill origami Money Heart Bookmark

Step 15:

Swivel the right side of the model to the left.

dollar bill origami Money Heart Bookmark

Step 16:

Rotate and the Money Heart Bookmark is complete!
Below is an image of how the Money Heart Bookmark would look like had you started with the black-side of the bill facing up.

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