Over the years, I've shared a bunch of creative ways to give money as a gift. Here's my latest version:
One of Trevor's friends recently turned nine. We picked out a fun book for him and worked together to come up with a way to wrap it using dollar bills (nine, of course).
We set aside three bills to make the bow, then used six bills as ribbon. Trevor folded each into fourths, then we carefully taped them together around the present. (Scotch tape holds well without tearing the money when you remove it.) The bills didn't quite reach in the back, but that's no big deal.
Next up was the bow. Trevor followed the simple instructions to turn a bill into a bow using this Dollar Bow Garland tutorial. He tied it with a piece of string. Then he folded the remaining two bills into fourths, then bent over each tip to make them the right size to look like the ribbons from the bow.
I'm already hard at work on Timothy's money-themed Christmas gift. I cannot wait to give it to him and to share it with you all!