Creative ideas for folding money into shapes include a finger ring, a T-shirt, a star and a Christmas tree. Other ideas are a heart, a butterfly and a rose.
The art of folding paper into shapes and figures is called origami. Making origami with money is a fun way to present someone with a gift of cash. Including origami with gifts has its roots in ancient Japanese traditions. Shinto noble men used to wrap rice wine in male and female butterfly origami shapes as a wedding gift. Additional ideas for money origami shapes are a dress, a basic flower shape and trousers.