Money Insignia Ring

Money Insignia Ring

This Money Insignia Ring was created by the Origami Resource Center and you can find diagrams for the model here.

The great part about this model is that George Washington’s face is visible at the front of the ring. You don’t even have to use a dollar bill. You can use nicely patterned origami paper with this design and it makes a really pretty ring.



dollar bill ring

dollar bill ring

Instructions for Money Insignia Ring

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Step 1:

Start with a crisp dollar bill with the green-side facing up.
Fold the money in half lengthwise but only crease the left and right edges. Leave the center uncreased.

dollar bill ring

Step 2:

Using the creases made above as a guide, fold down the top and bottom edges so they meet at the center.

dollar bill ring

Step 3:

Fold and unfold the model in half crosswise.

dollar bill ring

Step 4:

Fold the left-half and the right-half of the model up so the bottom-edges meet at the middle.

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Unfold.

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Step 5:

Fold the left-half and right-half of the model downwards so the top-edges meet at the center.

dollar bill ring

Unfold.

dollar bill ring

Step 6:

Turn the model over.

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Step 7:

Work with the left side of the model and find the crease marks.
Valley fold the left-side towards the right. The fold should pass through where the creases intersect to make an “X”

dollar bill ring

Unfold.

dollar bill ring

Step 8:

Repeat on the right side of the model. Fold the right-side towards the left positioning the fold so it passes through the existing X-shaped creases.

dollar bill ring

Turn the model over.

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Step 9:

Pinch the model at the location where the creases intersect.
The model will buckle up towards you.

dollar bill ring

At the same time, swing the left-side of the model towards the right.

dollar bill ring

Step 10:

Fold the top layer back to the left.

dollar bill ring

Step 11:

Repeat step 9 on the right-side of the model.
Pinch the model so it buckles towards you…

dollar bill ring

then fold the right side towards the left.

dollar bill ring

Step 12:

Fold the top layer back towards the right.

dollar bill ring
This is how it should look like. This will be the band part of the money insignia ring.

money insignia ring
Step 12:

Fold the dollar bill into thirds. The goal is to make the band more narrow.

money insignia ring
Step 13:

Bring the two ends together.

money insignia ring
Step 14:

Insert one end into the other to complete the ring.

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Bottom view of ring.
money insignia ring
Side view of ring.

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