Just for fun: Origami wearables

It's only money. Why not wear it? Follow the step-by-step instructions on how to make this tie — there's a video above to help you get started — and share your favorite currency with @WPCareySchool on Twitter or Instagram. We can't wait to see what you create!

How to: Make your own money tie


  1. 1. Hold the bill right side up
  2. The side that faces you will be hidden when your tie is complete. We used a U.S. dollar bill, but feel free to choose any cash you have on hand (even Monopoly money would work!).


  3. 2. Fold to create a crease
  4. Fold your bill horizontally (the long way), from the bottom up to create a crease or score.


  5. 3. Turn and fold to meet the crease
  6. Turn your bill vertical, facing up, and fold over the top right-hand corner to meet the crease.

    Repeat this step, now folding over the left-hand corner.


  7. 4. Turn over and repeat
  8. Turn over your bill, facing down, and fold over the top-right-hand corner to meet the crease.

    Repeat this step, now folding over the left-hand corner. At this point you will have done so for every corner of your bill.


  9. 5. Fold the bill in like a wing
  10. Fold your bill in like a wing, from the pointed tip down to where the fold of the triangle meets the edge of the bill.


  11. 6. Turn over and repeat
  12. Do the same on the opposite side of the bill, folding your bill in like a wing so that it overlaps the previous fold, from the pointed tip down to where the fold of the triangle meets the edge of the bill.


  13. 7. Flip the bill over so that the folds don't show
  14. Then, fold the very tip of the narrow end straight down, so that the tip lines up just above the top set of corners.


  15. 8. Fold the pointy tip in half again, this time pointing up
  16. By pointing up, we mean away from the bottom of your future money tie.


  17. 9. Fold this section over again, just about in half

  18. 10. Do the hard part
  19. This will be a little tough: Fold the bottom of each corner of the part you just folded, so that it creases — almost like a collar around the top of the tie. Crease these.


  20. 11. Unfold what you just folded
  21. Unfold what you just folded, and invert those corners. This part will now have a three-dimensional character.


  22. 12. Flip the tie over, and fold the top inside "wings" in half again
  23. This effectively narrows the tie.


  24. 13. Fold the top corners of the area where the knot meets the tie
  25. This will narrow the tie just under the knot. You will need nails for this, if you have them.


  26. 14. Enjoy and share your tiny tie
  27. Tiny things are cuter than average. Share your creation with @WPCareySchool on Twitter or Instagram.