This dollar bill rose looks fabulous on its own or in a bunch. A money bouquet made from these origami money flowers makes a gorgeous wedding or graduation gift.
As you can see from this picture, you can also make this rose from red paper rather than dollar bills... and it looks great! Here are some I made from patterned paper:
Here I'll show you the best design I've come across for making a money rose. I've tried three different designs, and my favourite is Winona Tong's. Her design is amazingly realistic and life-like. She has excellent picture instructions on her blog, but...
...some people find videos tutorials easier to follow. So, dear readers, I have prepared a video tutorial for your viewing pleasure. How to make a rose, origami money style. I hope you enjoy it :-)
I should mention that I tweaked Winona's money rose design just a little bit, using green paper to make the calyx rather than using a plastic calyx from an artificial flower. Saves you the trouble and expense of buying artificial flowers.
By the way, remember that I said a money bouquet makes a great graduation gift? Well, Winona's bouquet was a graduation gift from her mom... except that she made herself. Now it's your turn to make someone a rose or bunch of roses! Let the money origami begin.
Click the white arrow to play. If the video doesn't display, you might need to download the free Adobe flash player.
Once you've made your rose, you can spray a little perfume on it too!
Now that you've mastered the art the dollar bill rose, perhaps you'd like to try your hand at a different way of making money origami flowers.