3370524249_002468c72dWhat do you get when you cross an artist with a $20 bill? Apparently the answer is: Art.

Moneygami is origami with money — especially when the final design highlights the portrait, or other distinguishing feature, on the bill.


Here, just for fun, are some sites showing the art:

If you want to try it yourself, here are some videos to get you started:


Next time you’re leaving a tip, if you can’t be a big spender, try leaving it as a bit of art. Who wouldn’t love to receive, say, an aardvark. Heck, they might not even notice it’s a Lincoln and not a Hamilton.

Image Credit: andreas hopf at Flickr

By day, Helen engineers new materials to make computer chips cheaper, better, and faster. When the son goes down (pun intended), she writes about personal finance at Affine Financial Services.