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Money Origami Butterfly Lei for Graduation
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Origami Money Butterflies

Sugar and Charm shares a DIY for making Money Origami Butterfly Lei for a graduation present! Celebrate the grads by giving them a fun and charming gift!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time35 mins
Servings: 1 butterfly lei
Author: Eden


  • bills
  • Ribbon
  • fresh lei


  • Fold the bill in half lengthwise
  • Fold all of the corners in to make two points on each end of the bill
  • Make small folds lengthwise, flipping the bill as you fold to make an accordion fold
  • Fold that bill together evening in the center
  • Take the other bill and fold it in half like a mountain crease
  • Do the same accordion fold to this bill
  • Put the two bills together, matching them in the center and tie with a small ribbon.
  • Cut the ribbon to leave small antennas for the butterfly.
  • Tie the butterfly around the string of the lei
  • Here is a video showing how to make the butterflies