Fold a Bill Into an Origami Heart

Make the gift of cash even more thoughtful in a few simple steps.

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The gift of cash — always welcome, but if you’re anything like me, can make a gift giver feel like they need to try a little harder. That’s when learning to fold bills into origami hearts becomes a valuable life skill that’ll make your gift stand out. It’s easy and will take less than a minute once you get the hang of it. 

Gift the Gift of Cash With an Origami Heart

Gift the Gift of Cash With an Origami Heart

Gift the Gift of Cash With an Origami Heart

Photo by: Emily Fazio

Emily Fazio

Make First Fold

How to Fold an Origami Heart from a Dollar Bill
Emily Fazio
How to Fold an Origami Heart from a Dollar Bill
Emily Fazio

How to Fold an Origami Heart from a Dollar Bill

Step-by-step instructions on how to fold a dollar bill into an origami heart.

How to Fold an Origami Heart from a Dollar Bill

Step-by-step instructions on how to fold a dollar bill into an origami heart.

Lay your bill flat, and fold it in half to the left to create a crease down the center. A fresh, uncirculated bill looks best.

Fold Both Sides

How to Fold an Origami Heart from a Dollar Bill

How to Fold an Origami Heart from a Dollar Bill

Step-by-step instructions on how to fold a dollar bill into an origami heart.

Photo by: Emily Fazio

Emily Fazio

Unfold, and guide both left and right edges inward to line up with the center crease.

Flip Over

How to Fold an Origami Heart from a Dollar Bill

How to Fold an Origami Heart from a Dollar Bill

Step-by-step instructions on how to fold a dollar bill into an origami heart.

Photo by: Emily Fazio

Emily Fazio

Flip the folded square over.

Fold Corners Upwards

How to Fold an Origami Heart from a Dollar Bill

How to Fold an Origami Heart from a Dollar Bill

Step-by-step instructions on how to fold a dollar bill into an origami heart.

Photo by: Emily Fazio

Emily Fazio

Fold the two lower corners upwards at 45-degree angles until they meet. Crease into position.

Fold Down Top

How to Fold an Origami Heart from a Dollar Bill

How to Fold an Origami Heart from a Dollar Bill

Step-by-step instructions on how to fold a dollar bill into an origami heart.

Photo by: Emily Fazio

Emily Fazio

Fold the top of the bill down, creasing so it touches but does not overlap the previous folds.

Form Triangular Creases

How to Fold an Origami Heart from a Dollar Bill

How to Fold an Origami Heart from a Dollar Bill

Step-by-step instructions on how to fold a dollar bill into an origami heart.

Photo by: Emily Fazio

Emily Fazio

Use your finger to separate the layers of the fold you made in the previous step. Form new triangular creases on both sides.

Finish Heart Shape

How to Fold an Origami Heart from a Dollar Bill
Emily Fazio
How to Fold an Origami Heart from a Dollar Bill
Emily Fazio

How to Fold an Origami Heart from a Dollar Bill

Step-by-step instructions on how to fold a dollar bill into an origami heart.

How to Fold an Origami Heart from a Dollar Bill

Step-by-step instructions on how to fold a dollar bill into an origami heart.

Fold down and crease the inner flaps to finish the heart shape.

How to Fold an Origami Heart from a Dollar Bill

How to Fold an Origami Heart from a Dollar Bill

Step-by-step instructions on how to fold a dollar bill into an origami heart.

Photo by: Emily Fazio

Emily Fazio

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