How to Fold Money Origami Baby Booties

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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.

The ribbon is necessary to hold the bootie together, so don’t assumeyou can skip it.

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.

You’ll need:

  • 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.

money origami baby booties on black table
Would it be too odd to give only one bootie, if the dollar denomination was bigger? Or what it was a $1 and a $50 would that be odd?

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

collage image of dollar origami baby booties from various angles on a black surface.

Annette Barney

Annette Barney

I live in the mountains of Utah. Yes, I am also a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints I love hot pink, XC skiing, running, hot chocolate, yoga, romance novels,traveling for fun, volunteering and, of course, origami. I am a woman, a mom, a wife and a daughter of God. I believe that everything tastes better with a little bacon or a little chocolate but not both.