Trevor and I are forever trying to think up new, creative ways to give money as a gift. Here's the latest, a tin of money:
Materials: an empty tin, dollar bills, scotch tape
Begin by taping the bills together, end to end. It's the same technique as for making the Dollar Bill Dispenser.
Accordian fold the bills so that they fit in the tin.
Tape the the end of the final bill in the stack to the bottom of the tin.
Tape the end of the first bill in the stack to the top of the tin.
Close the tin. You can wrap it, or add a ribbon or a bow, or give it just as it is. Who wouldn't want to receive a tin of money, right?!
That is sooooooooooo awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!ReplyDelete
Great idea. I really don't like to give cash as a gift because it seems like you didn't care enough to go buy a present. But by giving it in a creative way like this (or some of your other ideas from previous posts) the recipient has a great gift AND can see that you DO care and are willing to spend a few extra minutes proving it. Thanks.ReplyDelete
That is such a cool idea!!! I bet my nephews would love something like that for their birthdays.ReplyDelete
I would like mine in $100 bills though....haha
What a fun idea! And it does put a little extra love into giving money. :)ReplyDelete
We gave our kids twenty $100 bills this way as a housewarming gift....really cool!ReplyDelete
Do you use a special kind of tape? Something that won't ripe the bills?ReplyDelete
It's just ordinary Scotch tape. It peels off easily.Delete
I use double stick tape.Delete
Are the bills overlapped when they are taped. I'm going to try this for my grandson. I have a baseball tin and he is a sports nut. Thanks.ReplyDelete
No, they're not overlapped. Just tape them end-to-end!Delete
Thank you! Very excited to do this for a family our business adopted. We have $400 I plan on giving the girls a box to open with 1's 5's and a few 20's. Mom will get $10's and 20's and a $100 at the end. Thanks again. We LOVE the idea of cash because now they can get EXACTLY what they want and most importantly, need.ReplyDelete