Money trees have become almost traditional at weddings, showers, birthdays and charity events. Since dollar bills are all the same size, shape and color it's hard to make a money tree look like anything but what it is---a tree with money stuck on it. Not to worry. You can fold dollar bills in all sorts of creative ways, to make a money tree into a small work of art. The following two basic money origami folds will get you started.
Lay a dollar bill flat on a table. Fold the top edge down toward you about one-eighth of an inch.
Flip the bill over toward you so that the folded edge is down. Fold it up about the same width as the first fold.
Repeat flipping and folding until the entire bill is fan-folded. Secure it in the center with a 4- to 6-inch piece of floral wire, and fan the folds back out, making a circular blossom. Use the trailing ends of the wire to secure the bill to your money tree.
Attach several blossoms, one on top of the other, for fuller flowers.