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Dollar Bill Bow Origami

by Kayla K on November 11, 2009

I often comment (ahem, complain) to my mom that my siblings treat me like a sweet old aunt as opposed to a fun partner-in-crime.  Probably because I do things like this:

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What, I take crappy pictures with my digital camera? No, I send cash in cards for special occasions.

In fact, I folded the cash into bows, which were tied around “bouquets” of balloons and flowers.  I sent these cards to Karl and Kalissa for their musical this weekend.  I won’t make it to their musical as I will be in D.C., and planned to send flowers in my stead.  But as I looked into ordering flowers (a couple of roses, nothing fancy), and having them delivered to school (30 minutes from the nearest floral shop), it was really adding up.  And who am I kidding? High school students want cash!  Karl got balloons, and Kalissa got flowers.  Cheesy, I know.  But funny! (right? right? I think it’s cute?!)

If you are a sweet old aunt, or the nerdy older sister, and would like to fold dollar bills in your free time, I found some websites for you to visit:

There are so many ways to do this, but this site shows the method that I use, and that I think is the easiest.
Also a YouTube video using the same method.

Not that being an aunt is a weird or bad thing.  We Kramer kids have some pretty awesome aunts;  none of whom are old or fold dollar bills in their free time.  I’m referring to the stereotypical sweet old aunt who serves coffee, knits Christmas gifts, pinches pennies, bakes, and reads classic literature.

Oh, yes.  I do all of these things.  But you better believe that the knitted Christmas gifts will be AWESOME!

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1 Esther December 29, 2009 at 12:30 pm

Thanks for this origami tip! I was actually looking for something to do with dollar bills to give away and this is perfect!!

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