When Trevor had another party to attend, this time for a friend turning 10, I decided to up the ante. Could we actually wrap the gift entirely using 10 dollar bills? Yes!
Money as Gift Wrap
Put ten crisp dollar bills upside down on a table, then use Scotch tape to connect them to form a single sheet.
Starting with one corner of the dollar bill sheet, wrap it over the gift and tape it in place. Work clockwise around the edges, pleating the bills and taping them down.
Once the bills were taped in place, this is what it looked like right side up.
Add some green curling ribbon and the gift is ready!
It was a hit. There were a lot of questions about whether it was real money (yes), whether it could be used after the gift was unwrapped (yes), and how long it took (maybe 10 minutes at most). It easily took as long to untape all the bills after the gift was unwrapped as it had taken to wrap it! I volunteered to do the untaping while the birthday boy moved on to the rest of his presents.
I'm really having a lot of fun with these money-related gifts!