How to Make an Origami Dollar Holder

by Alice Godfrey

Make a money clip to keep your dollars secure in your pocket. Make your money clip using a piece of origami paper and supplies from a hobby store as will some tools found around the house.

Items you will need

  • Origami paper, 6-by-6-inch
  • Pencil
  • Straightedge
  • Utility knife
  • Ruler
  • White glue
  • 2 flat neodymium magnets
Step 1

Place the origami paper on a table. Lay a dollar bill horizontally across the paper. Make a dot at the top and bottom at each end of the dollar where it touches the paper, using a pencil. Remove the dollar bill and place it aside.

Step 2

Draw a rectangle on the paper that connects the dots both horizontally and vertically, using a straightedge and the pencil. Cut out the outline using the straightedge and the blade of a utility knife. Discard the excess paper in the trash.

Step 3

Measure down the length of the paper from the upper-left corner. Make a dot at the halfway mark. Measure 1 inch in from the mark. Place a dab of white glue on the mark. Press the magnet against the glue. Hold the magnet in place for a minute. Let the glue set for one hour.

Step 4

Rotate the paper 180 degrees. Turn the paper over. Measure down the length of the paper from the upper-left corner. Make a dot at the halfway mark.

Step 5

Measure 1 inch in from the mark. Place a dab of white glue on the mark. Press the magnet against the glue. Hold the magnet in place for a minute. Let the glue set for one hour.

Step 6

Fold the dollar bill in half. Hold the dollar bill vertically. Place the dollar bill on the paper. Fold the left side of the paper over to the right side to engage the two magnets and hold the dollar bill in place.

Tips & Warnings

  • Draw designs on your dollar holder with colored magic markers.

About the Author

Alice Godfrey is a marketing analyst with more than 15 years of experience in her field. She holds a Ph.D. in social and personality psychology. Past positions include market research analyst at various advertising agencies and corporations. Her articles on a wide variety of issues relating to entertainment have appeared in numerous trade publications.