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Whether you are looking for a way to tướng amuse yourself or a creative way to tướng gift money, knowing how to tướng fold money into flowers is a nice skill to tướng have. You can display the finished flowers in vases or bouquets, or you can add them to tướng money leis. You can even make a bunch of money flowers, and fill a bowl with them as a creative display. Whichever method you choose, you are bound to tướng wow your family and friends.

  1. They can be any denomination you want, but they need to tướng be crisp. If your bills are wrinkled or very old, you won't be able to tướng see the creases that you will be making.

  2. Watermark wikiHow to tướng Fold Money Into a Flower

    Take 1 of your bills and orient it horizontally, with the portrait facing right-way-up. Fold the bill in half widthwise by bringing the narrow ends together. Run your fingernail along the folded edge to tướng make a crease, then unfold the bill.[1]

    • This crease will now be referred to tướng as the "vertical crease."
    • If your bill does not have a portrait on it, choose 1 side to tướng be the front.

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  3. Watermark wikiHow to tướng Fold Money Into a Flower

    Bring 1 of the narrow side edges towards the center of the bill, stopping about a third of the way. Run your fingernail along the fold to tướng sharpen the crease, then repeat this step for the other narrow side edge. Do not unfold the bill.[2]

    • You can fold the edges closer to tướng the center to tướng make shorter petals, and further from the center to tướng make longer petals.
  4. Watermark wikiHow to tướng Fold Money Into a Flower

    Fold the bill in half lengthwise by bringing the top and bottom long edges together. Run your fingernail along the crease to tướng sharpen it, then unfold the bill. Keep the narrow side edges folded, however.[3]

    • This crease will now be referred to tướng as the "horizontal crease."
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    Fold each of the top and bottom corners down ví that they touch the crease running across the center of the bill. Sharpen the folded edges by running your fingernail across them.[4]

  6. Watermark wikiHow to tướng Fold Money Into a Flower

    Bring the long, top edge of the bill down towards the crease running across the center of the bill. Sharpen the fold with your fingernail, then repeat the process for the long, bottom edge.[5]

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    Bring the 2 long edges together, then run rẩy your fingernail along the folded edge to tướng sharpen it. Make sure that all of the folded edges and corners are sandwiched inside the bill. This completes your first petal.[6]

  8. Make sure that the bills are all facing in the same direction. For example, if you are using American money, you would want to tướng have the president's face on the front of each petal.[7]

  9. Watermark wikiHow to tướng Fold Money Into a Flower

    Keeping the petals folded, stack them 1 on top of the other. Make sure that the folded edges are all aligned, and the pointed ends match up.[8]

  10. Watermark wikiHow to tướng Fold Money Into a Flower

    Cut a 12 in (30 cm) piece of floral wire. Find the center, then wrap it 2 to tướng 3 times around the middle of the stacked petals. Twist the ends of the wire together to tướng khuông a stem, making sure that it is next to tướng the folded edge of the stacked petals.[9]

    • You should still see the crease from the very first step on the stacked petals. Use that as a placement guide for the wire.
    • If you can't find floral wire, you can use thin beading wire, string, or even a pipe cleaner.
    • The twisted wire must be sticking out of the folded edge of the petals. If it is sticking out of the open edge or the flat side edge, the flower won't turn out.
  11. Watermark wikiHow to tướng Fold Money Into a Flower

    Separate the petals to tướng khuông a star or asterisk shape. Turn the flower ví that the side with the stem and folded edges is on the bottom. Open up the petals and flatten them to tướng create wedge-like petal shapes.[10]

  12. You can trim the excess wire down to tướng the length you want with wire cutters. You can hot glue the flower to tướng a pin to tướng turn it into a corsage or attach it to tướng a birthday thẻ with tape. The possibilities are endless!

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  1. They can be any denomination you want—they can even be different denominations. They must be crisp, however, with as little creases and wrinkles as possible. If the bills are mangled, you won't be able to tướng see the creases that you'll be making for guides.

  2. Watermark wikiHow to tướng Fold Money Into a Flower

    Starting from the center of the bottom edge, fan-fold the bill 5 times until you reach the top edge. Sharpen the creases in the center of the bill to tướng create a bow-tie shape, not a người hâm mộ.[11]

    • It does not matter which side of the bill is facing you: front or back. Make sure that the portrait or number are facing the right way, however.
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    Once you have the bow-tie, give the center a slight pinch. This will allow the bow-tie to tướng hold its shape while you move on to tướng make the other petals.[12]

  4. Make sure that all of the bills are facing the same way as the first bill. For example, if you make your first bow-tie with the front of the bill, then make the other rest of the bow-ties with the front of the bill as well.

  5. Watermark wikiHow to tướng Fold Money Into a Flower

    Orient the bills in different ways ví that you khuông a star or asterisk shape when looking down on them. For example, you could have a horizontal, vertical, and diagonal bill.[13]

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  6. Watermark wikiHow to tướng Fold Money Into a Flower

    Cut a 12 in (30 cm) piece of green floral wire. Wrap it a few times around the middle of the stack, making sure to tướng go between a different phối of petals with each wrap. Leave the rest of the wire sticking out of the bottom of the stack.[14]

  7. Watermark wikiHow to tướng Fold Money Into a Flower

    By now, you have something that looks a little lượt thích a pom-pom. Rotate the little flaps of paper until they are all pointing upwards and away from the green stem. Use your fingers to tướng push out the bottom of each "petal" to tướng khuông a cup shape, just lượt thích on a real rose.[15]

  8. Watermark wikiHow to tướng Fold Money Into a Flower

    Find the bill on the top of your stack; it should be on the inside of your rose. Choose 1 of the petals from that bill, and curl the left and right side edges to tướng khuông a tube. This makes the center of the rose.[16]

  9. Watermark wikiHow to tướng Fold Money Into a Flower

    Set the rose down on top of the pointed kết thúc of a thick, wooden skewer. Wrap the rest of the wire that is sticking out of the bottom of the rose around the skewer to tướng secure it.[17]

  10. Watermark wikiHow to tướng Fold Money Into a Flower

    Purchase a pack of silk wired leaves from the bridal or floral section of a craft store. They are shaped lượt thích rose leaves, with thin, wire stems. Secure the leaves to tướng the skewer by wrapping the wire stem around it.[18]

    • Plan on using 2 to tướng 3 leaves. How far apart you space them is up to tướng you.
    • Bend the leaves down and away from the skewer ví that they look more realistic.
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    Overlap the tape slightly with each wrap ví that you cover the skewer up completely. When you reach the top of the skewer/base of the rose, wrap the tape back down for 1 inch (2.5 cm), then cut or tear the rest off.[19]

    • Repeat this step if you feel that the tape layer is too thin.
    • For a more realistic touch, use florist's tape to tướng secure 2 to tướng 3 more petals right under the rose blossom.
    • If you can't find any green florist's tape, you can use green washi tape instead.
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    Each petal has 2 corners, creating a boxy shape. You can make your rose look more real by curling those under. Hold a skewer under a petal, then wrap a corner around the skewer a few times to tướng curl it. Do this for all of the corners on all of the petals, except for the center rosebud tube.[20]

    • Make sure that you are curling the corners downwards, not upwards.
    • Curl the petals tighter the closer you get to tướng the center, and looser towards the outside.
    • If the curls are too tight, you can gently pull on them to tướng loosen them.
  13. For a fancier touch, you can even wrap the bouquet in tulle, tissue paper, or cellophane, then tie a matching ribbon around the stems in a bow.[21]

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  • Use higher denominations when making a single flower for a gift.

  • You can use smaller denominations if you are making a bouquet.

  • Practice on sheets of paper cut to tướng the dimensions of your bills.

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Things You'll Need

  • 3 crisp dollar bills, any denomination
  • Floral wire
  • 3 crisp dollar bills, any denomination
  • Thick, wooden skewer
  • Floral wire
  • Green florist's tape
  • Silk, wired leaves (optional)

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A folded money flower is a creative gift that’s both fun to tướng make and receive. You’ll need 3 dollar bills to tướng make a simple folded flower. Start by folding 1 of the bills in half width-wise, then fold it in half twice lengthwise. Unfold the bill and then fold each corner to tướng make a horizontal edge. After you’ve done this, fold the top and bottom edges toward the horizontal crease. Fold the bill in half length-wise to tướng make it narrower. Repeat this process with each of the bills, then stack them together. Wrap a small piece of floral wire around the center of the bills to tướng hold them together. To learn how to tướng make a rose with dollar bills, read on!

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