Money Bouquet

We needed another birthday idea for one of my daughter’s friends. My daughter wanted to make another candy bouquet because it was such a huge hit. But you know me. You can’t make something twice because where is a blog post in that?! Right?  And what do you give the little 8 year old girl who has everything?  Seriously, everything!  Why, cash, of course!
Seven Thirty Three had such a cute idea, we had to do it.  And I think it turned out so great!  And it was a giant hit!
You can make it as elaborate as you would like – using $5’s and $10’s, etc.  Or smaller and still equally unique.
Supplies needed:
* dollar bills (as many as you would like to use)
* sticks (I just used wooden skewers)
* tape or glue dots
* chocolate gold coins
* vase or mug
* floral foam
* tissue paper
Directions:
Fold each bill accordion style.
Fold the accordion in half and tape the 2 sides of the bill together.
Do the same to the other side.
Tape onto a stick.  Glue dots work great, or you can use tape.
Use a glue dot and glue a chocolate coin to the front of the dollar “flower”.
My daughter was a great helper!
Wrap the floral foam in tissue paper and insert into the vase or mug.  Insert the sticks into the floral foam.  Add tissue paper between sticks and there you go – a Money Bouquet.
I don’t know about you, but I’d take one for my birthday =o)
 
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Comments

  1. I love the addition of the coins! Thanks for sharing.

  2. I love the addition of the coins! Thanks for sharing.

  3. I have never seen this before! What a neat idea. I’ll have to remember this one for my nephew’s birthday.

  4. Gosh Erin, I’d liike one for my birthday, too. This is such a cute idea for anyone!

  5. Such a great idea. Your comment about not doing something twice ( waste of a blog post) cracked me up; I have thought of that too:) Have a fun weekend with your kiddos, Erin.

  6. I’m always looking for new ways to give cash–because everyone’s favorite color is green! Love this Idea!
    Come check out my most recent blog post. I showed hot dog cookies and linked back to you for directions.
    Have a great weekend Erin!

  7. What a great idea!! Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!!

  8. I LOVE this!!! (Do you think boys would appreciate the flowers just as much?! 😉 )

  9. denise smith says:

    i would love this for a gift lol great idea never thought of this

  10. rebeccabasset says:

    I have heard of this before but I never knew how to do it. It seems pretty easy. And very nice!

    Thanks for the post and the instructions!

  11. Thank you Thank you Thank you Thank you Thank you Thank you Thank you

  12. This craft is what i’ve been searching for, thanks a lot for posting it. Have a good time sista 🙂

  13. Dottie Hill says:

    I love this. I am making one for my grandson’s birthday. No more money in cards for me!! Thank you!!!!

  14. Stacy Giacosa-Bauer says:

    This craft would be perfect for my daughter to do for her friends! She loves being creative and doing crafts! Thank You for sharing!

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