The Perfect Way to Give Money

When kids get to be a certain age, money seems to be the perfect gift. I used to think that giving money was a lame-o gift. But I love to get money. So why wouldn’t I give it??? What was I thinking?! My son’s friend was turning 9 the other day and I wanted to come up with a fun way to give him money (rather than just in a card.) You know. So he thought we still put some effort into his gift. I was thrilled with how it turned out! I had my daughter help me tape $1 bills together. You can use as many or as few as you would like. We went with 20. That seemed like a good number =o)

She was quite happy with her money chain.

Here are the supplies needed. Easy!
* Container (we used a baby formula tin that we’ve been saving for the “perfect craft”
* Mod podge
* paper It doesn’t get any easier than that!

Mod Podge the paper around the canister. We cut out “happy birthday” on our Cricut machine (using the Beyond Birthdays cartridge.” Mod Podge that on the front.

I wasn’t sure how to make it so the dollars didn’t keep falling into the can so we made a pull tab.

Take it to the first dollar bill and stick it through the cut you made in the top. Now roll the dollar bills up. (We stuffed tissue paper in the canister as well for some cushion.

Pretty cool, right?

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Comments

  1. I love this idea, Erin! You’re right, kids love to get money and this is the perfect way to make it fun.

  2. That is completely amazing! I can even see giving this to adult members in my family and them being completely delighted with it! haha – it’s such a clever idea! I was wondering if you could tell me what modge podge is though? We definitely don’t have it in the UK and I’ve seen it on a few different crafting blogs I follow, it is just glue or is it fancier than that? I can just imagine how happy the birthday boy was with this creative present!

  3. I love this idea! Definitely more fun than money in a card!

  4. Another brilliant idea! I would love to receive this gift!!

  5. what a fun idea and seems to make the one with the birthday very happy

  6. I’m 51 and I would like to get $20 like that in that cute can. 😛

  7. Such a cute idea! Ibet the kids love this one! thanks for sharing!

    Debbie

  8. Our kids would absolutely love this!! We’re so glad you joined us for “Strut Your Stuff Saturday.” Thanks and come back soon!! -The Sisters

  9. Our kids would absolutely love this!! We’re so glad you joined us for “Strut Your Stuff Saturday.” Thanks and come back soon!! -The Sisters

  10. I always love seeing your creative crafts, and this one would work for any age. I wouldn’t consider money as a lame gift. We always tell the recipient it’s the perfect size and color so they won’t need to return it. Hee hee. Thanks for linking up to Your Cozy Home Party this week!

  11. Wow, how fun!! What a great idea. Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!! I hope you are having a wonderful week!

  12. This is such a cute and clever idea! Thanks so much for sharing at Mix it up Monday 🙂

  13. What a fabulous idea! I do remember(LONG ago) when I was a teen and I gave my bro-in-law a few pairs of socks (somehow clipped/tied together)in this same manner:)

  14. Great and unique way to present money as a gift!! Loved your idea so much that I pinned to our Wishgift.ca Money Presentation Pinterest Board! You can view the link here:http://pinterest.com/wishgift/money-presentation/

    Thanks so much for sharing,
    Rheanna

  15. How did you attach the dollar bills together? This is a great idea.

  16. How did you attach the dollar bills together? This is a great idea.

  17. What a fun “money machine”. AFter the birthday, the container ould also be used as a bank!

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