It’s true that as a soon to be empty nester I have friends who’s kids are older and they seem to be getting married. We got a glut of wedding invites at the holiday break. I made money hearts for several, but wanted to give a different idea. Hence the money origami house. (Try to remember that most of the wedding announcements I get are for people between 19 and 25, it’s just the sub culture I live in). Which brings me to my next rant –homes are like a Harley. But first quick directions for the folding
What you need to make a Dollar Origami House
- Any US currency bill (crisper the better)
- The above video (of course)
- about 5 minutes of your time
- And a book to flatten the origami at the end.
If you prefer a photo step by step scroll down to after my story
Homes are Like a Harley
One time I worked at an office where the manager was a part of the biker culture. Her husband was a huge fan of Harleys. She always said that it was impossible to sell a Harley. It’s not because there aren’t buyers. It’s that the current owner has had to replace every part of the bike at some point. Harley’s become very personal since you have poured so much time and interest into their Harley it becomes priceless.
Well homes are the same way. You purchase a house all excited for the fun of decorating and enjoying making it your own. Then you find yourself replacing water heaters, broken book shelves, holes punched in walls by kids and repairing sprinklers. We have lived in our home for over 15 years. And we haven mainly done maintenance items and such. At this point I almost feel that no one could pay me enough for the house. –OK that’s a total lie. If I was paid 50% over current market value with enough to spare for a different place I would pick up and leave, but odds of that are low.
So I give origami houses
So probably giving money folded into a house is the best way for me to prep for moving one day, even when I only get close to market value. And it can be used by the soon-to-be-married couple a little cash for their first home improvement (I mean maintenance) together.
Money Origami House Step-by-Step Photo Directions
If you like this this money origami house perhaps you want to make a few of our other dollar origami tutorials.
- Money Origami Turkey
- Dollar Origami Dress –Anotherher good wedding gift idea
- Money Origami Shirt
- Dollar Origami Fish