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Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Craig Sonnenfeld - Money Origami

Dollar bill origami, also known as money origami, is just as the name suggests. It's origami using dollar bills instead of paper.
Handing someone cold hard cash as a gift may seem a little crass and money origami may just be the perfect solution. For a housewarming gift, fold a fish for good luck. If someone is graduating, fold them a shirt or a bowtie! Leave a tip that leaves an impression. Delight that waitress with a dollar bill puppy ! The possibilities are endless!

Enjoy these creations by Craig Sonnenfeld aka Craigfoldsfive on flickr.

Dollar Bill Flip Flops

Dollar Bill Pig

Dollar Bill Puppy

Dollar Bill Camel

Dollar Bill Shirt and Tie

Dollar Bill Butterfly

Dollar Bill Elephant

Dollar Bill Walrus

Dollar Bill Beetle

Dollar Bill Koi


  1. loved the beetle till I seen the Koi, they are all pretty amazing!

  2. That is so very cool! Following you back from MBC. Thank you!

  3. I totally want to learn how to do this! My fav is the butterfly. Happy Thursday hun :)

  4. amazing paper crafts. following you on gfc from hop PLease follow me at

  5. I don't know if I can bring myself to do that to money. I would be too tempted to spend it.

  6. Linda here from Follow Friday. Cool, very cool.....I'd never want to unfold and use the money.

  7. Newest follower! My kids have a snow day today. I'll have them try the origami!
    Hope you can follow back!

  8. That is amazing to me! I would love to master that.

  9. Thanks for the pics. What a very talented person with a great imagination.

  10. Cool pics!

    I’m your newest follower! Following from the hop...

    When you get a chance, please stop by


  11. Those are so cool! The koi is amazing. I used to know how to make a dollar ring, lol. Fun stuff!

    Have a great weekend :)

  12. I am supposed to be cleaning and picking up my art, sewing, quilting stuff!!! Our daughter is bringing her boyfriend down to meet us... but just wanted to stop by and say hello...and I love the money origami :o) I learned how to do the folded crane when I was in 3rd grade when we were stationed in Japan I still have my origami book in Japanese that was given as a gift when we moved there.(yikes! that may be about 40 years old!!)

    ...And our son loved origami when he was growing up...even made a school project tutorial and fact site about origami.

    A few summers ago, when he was home from college, we both made that koi fish! haha...I still have them. We followed an on line tutorial and they turned out just like that one you cool that the circle designs look like the eyes! I know how to make the shirt, but not with a bow tie. how fun!
    I love those ones you shared!

    One last funny thing...I almost always make a simple money origami with one of the bills in our tip for the waiter or waitress when we go out. :o)

    Blessings & Aloha!
    sorry my friend for this long comment!

  13. These are really cute. The patience and detail work that goes into these amazes me.

    Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my site earlier - so happy it led me here!

  14. Oh these are really cute, I would take any of them, love.

  15. Wow! How creative! Thanks for sharing this man's work.