Dollar T-shirt


Have you ever pinned something, then gone to do it, only to realize there were no instructions at all, just a picture of the finished product? I’ve done that a few times, but luckily have been able to wing it. This one stumped me though, so I fell back on the ever reliable Wikipedia!
This I really similar to my T-shirt napkin I just posted about, but obviously this isn’t a square napkin, so it took some finagling!
Step one: fold your dollar bill like a pamphlet, as shown in image 1. Step 2: like with the napkin, flip it over and fold the top piece back. Step 3: flip your bill back over and fold your corners in until they touch. It should form your ‘collar’
Here’s where I started altering the Wiki directions a bit. Step 4: go to the bottom of your bill and fold as shown in image 4. Step 5: fold the bottom of your bill up about halfway to your ‘collar’. Step 6: fold up the rest of the way an tuck the end under the ‘collar’.
There you have your t-shirt dollar bill. Maybe get a small box and do up several of these as a gift. I don’t know about you guys, but sometimes I feel a little lazy just giving someone money. This is a way to dress it up a bit!
Happy folding!
For wiki directions visit

T-shirt Napkin


For the record, I did attempt this with my pilfered Olive Garden napkin. I found the material to be a little thick for this one to work. I ended up using a paper towel, which as shown in the picture, allows for personalizing! Lol
To start with, take your square napkin, or paper towel, and fold the corners in to the center. I don’t know how clearly you can see in this image, but you do want the new corners to be sharp, if you overlap a bit, it’s ok! Then you fold the the sides in to the center, as shown in the second picture.
You don’t have to turn it over to complete step 3, this was merely to show you the step. You take approximately the top inch and fold it under. Step 4 gave me some issues and I felt really stupid when Tony got it right away. You simply take the top corners and fold them inward until they meet.
Now we move onto the bottom part. Take the folded in pieces and fold them back out as shown in 5.
Final step is to fold your bottom part over until it tucks under the ‘collar’. Then you can personalize or simply place on a plate.
If it doesn’t seem to want to stay in place, tuck the bottom more firmly under the ‘collar’ and press down firmly. Now you have another fun idea for a party! Kids parties would be super appropriate for the paper towel version of this!
Original site with step-by-step directions, with an actual napkin can be found at

Napkin Folding


So we had a yummy night at Olive Garden. If you’ve read any of my previous posts, you know I’m a big fan! I’ve discovered how to make their breadsticks, salad dressing and Zuppa Toscana.
As much as I eat there, of course I’ve ended up with a napkin at home. However, I did this at the restaurant. I understand that it’s a family place, so they’re not going to do anything super fancy with the napkins.
I keep thinking that eventually we’ll do adult dinners where we have friends over and pretend to be grown-ups. Until the kids are grown, I don’t know how well that will work out…..
For some reason I keep pinning instructions on fancy napkin folding, and you know what? It’s fun! I’ve got this one pretty much down.
You take the napkin and fold it in half, then fold it in half again. Take the top right corner and fold only the first layer almost all the way to the opposite corner. Take the next layer and fold it, not quite as far as the previous layer. Do the same with the third layer. The last piece remains in place. Tuck the loose corners under the layers above them.
Once that’s done, fold the left and right sides under until you get a napkin that looks something like the picture. Then you just tuck in your silverware. Fairly simple, and by simple, I mean, my 6 year old can almost manage this one!
For more detailed instructions, check out the original pin on my PARTY IDEAS board.
Original pin with photo directions can be found at