Good friends of ours are expecting their first baby. Knowing that it's hard to find just the right present (without giving something they possibly get from someone else) we figured it might be best to give them some money. So I started searching for a nice money fold - and found this one. Isn't it lovely?
It works with different currencies, as it doesn't depend on a specific aspect ratio of the starting sheet of paper. Anything somewhat close to 1 by 2 will do.
Paper: 6 sheets of 7.5cm squares, Carta Varese
Model: diameter of 7cm
Paper: 30 sheets of Carta Varese, 7.5cm by 3.75cm (3in by 1.5in)
Model: diameter of 10cm (4in)
The diagrams for this were excellently done by JC Nolan. JC was able to work on these diagrams, because his Kickstarter campaign for re-releasing "Creating Origami" has been so successful.
The campaign will run until June 4th 2012 at http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1925886496/creating-origami-a-foldab...
Recommended paper size: A4 or letter (printer paper), or: 21cm by at least 25.5cm / 8in by at least 10in
Finished model: diameter of 6cm and height of 6.3cm / diameter of 2.25in and height of 2.5in
This video describes how to fold a fantastic 6-pointed crown designed by Christiane Bettens. Christiane kindly gave me permission to make this video accessible to you.