You know I love to give money as a gift, folded into something, of course. So given a baby shower invite I had to find a great baby shower gift made from money. Hence we have the dollar origami baby booties.
I used to give all my baby-expecting friends these hand sewn baby bibs. I didn’t know anyone that didn’t appreciate receiving them, but I will be honest. That was something I enjoyed making when it was unique and when I thought I enjoyed sewing –I think the sleep deprived years of child-rearing had me very delusional, our home decor is proof–. So as of late I haven’t had a stash of dishcloth bibs, but I do have a stash of crisp, “gift money”. After watching and researching for a few origami baby themed models. I settled on this one. Dollar origami booties.
- 2 crisp US dollar bills (denomination of your choice)
- This video
- 2-12 inch pieces of curling ribbon (color your choice)
- Difficulty Level: Intermediate
I recommend that you cut a piece of regular origami paper to the dimensions of a US dollar bill and practice this fold. It has a couple quirky moments, like when you have to fold the front of the shoes.
This origami money won’t hold it’s shape without the ribbons for laces. It looks nothing like a shoe without it, so don’t skip this step.
If you want some other money origami gift ideas grab some bills and follow these video tutorials
- Graduation Cap Money Origami
- Dollar Origami dress –for a bridal shower
- Money Origami Heart –for a wedding