Last Christmas, Trevor and I had great fun making bars of soap with coins embedded in them as gifts for his cousins. When I give a gift of money, whenever possible I try to do something interesting with it. For my latest attempt, I made a Dollar Bill Dispenser. I started by taping 32 dollar bills end-to-end.
I cut a slit in a cardboard tube and painted the whole thing purple.
I slid the roll of money into the tube with the end sticking out of the slit. Then I taped a PULL tab to the end.
The last step was wrapping the tube with tissue paper. I cut a slit so that the PULL tab stuck out, then used tulle to tie the ends closed so that the roll of money couldn't escape.
Once it was all wrapped up, I was nervous that it would get caught up and not come out of the tube smoothly. I really wanted to test it out, but that would have meant rewrapping the whole thing, so I just crossed my fingers. Fortunately, it worked beautifully and Courteney was delighted with her gift.
I can't wait to make another of these! Of course, it's going to have to be for someone who doesn't read my blog...