Author: Ethan

How to Make a Dollar Bill Origami Tulip

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Gift the wonderful gift of a money tulip with these folding instructions.

In this guide, we will go over each step of folding a dollar bill into a money origami tulip.

This is a beginner-level project that can be made in 5-10 minutes.

You may also like these other money origami guides:

Let's get started!

For this guide, I used a one-dollar bill for the tulip and a green sheet of square origami paper for the stem.

dollar bill origami tulip start

For this tulip, we will start on the front of a one-dollar bill.

STEP 1: Fold the bill in half from left to right

dollar bill origami tulip step 1

Once you have folded the bill in half to make the crease, unfold it again.

STEP 2: Fold the bottom edges to meet the crease

dollar bill origami tulip step 2

Make sure to run your finger along very fold to ensure a good crease is made.

Flip this bill over before moving to the next step.

STEP 3: Fold the bottom flaps up

dollar bill origami tulip step 3

Flip this bill over before moving to the next step.

STEP 4: Fold the flaps to the other side and tuck the edges behind

dollar bill origami tulip step 4

STEP 5: Fold the bottom edges up at an angle

dollar bill origami tulip step 5

This is not how it is going to stay, the purpose of this fold is just for the creases.

STEP 6: Unfold the bill almost all the way

dollar bill origami tulip step 6

STEP 7: Use the creases to reverse fold the tulip

dollar bill origami tulip step 7

Fold one side down without creasing and then flip the bill over for the next step.

For steps 7-9 we are just using the crease lines that are already on the bill.

STEP 8: Fold that side down on the front

dollar bill origami tulip step 8

This is where you can shape one side of the tulip and crease it down flat.

STEP 9: Repeat the process for the other side of the bill

dollar bill origami tulip step 9

Shape this side as evenly as you can with the other before creasing it flat.

Now we will fold the stem and leaf with the regular origami paper.

STEP 10: Fold this paper in half from point to point

dollar bill origami tulip step 10

Unfold this after you have completed the fold.

STEP 11: Fold both bottom edges to the center crease

dollar bill origami tulip step 11

STEP 12: Fold both top edges to the center crease

dollar bill origami tulip step 12

STEP 13: Fold the bottom edges to the center again

dollar bill origami tulip step 13

STEP 14: Fold the paper in half from bottom to top

dollar bill origami tulip step 14

STEP 15: Now fold it in half from left to right

dollar bill origami tulip step 15

STEP 16: Pull the inner stem away to give it shape

dollar bill origami tulip 16

Now you can tape the stem in the tulip and you are done!

dollar bill origami tulip complete

Learn how to make more flowers like this with by visiting our money origami flowers collection

Check out our easy origami tulip guide to learn how to make this out of all paper instead!

Happy Folding!

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