A Peek at the Fun: Need a great gift for an occasion like a birthday, graduation or wedding? Learn how to make a money bouquet and you’ve got a perfect gift and a fun way to give money to anyone. It’s easy to make and turns out so cute!
Last year for my 40th birthday, my friend, (Hi Debbie!) gave me the CUTEST gift! She folded up dollar bills and colorful paper to look like flowers and butterflies and put together the cutest money bouquet filled with 40 $1 bills!
It was a perfect gift for a 40th birthday and I thought it would be a cute gift for other occasions too like graduation, a bridal shower or even Christmas!
This was actually way easier to make than it looks and it turned out so cute!
So today I’d love to show you how to make a money bouquet because these are such a fun gift idea!
How to Make a Money Tree:
The first thing to know is that while this is pretty easy to make, it will take a little time, so pull up a good show and start folding!
Here’s what you’ll need to get started.
- Dollar bills (in any denomination and however many you want. Each flower uses 3 bills, each butterfly takes 2 and I did about 6 of each each for this bouquet.
- Scrapbook paper
- Skewer sticks
- Bucket or cute pot to put it in
- Dry floral foam to fit down into bucket
- Pipe cleaners or wire
- Tape or glue dots
- Something cute to go in the center. I found cute little flowers in the scrapbook section at the craft store.
- Crinkle paper to fill the bucket
How to Make a Money Bouquet:
You’re going to start by folding your dollar bills. I used this tutorial to learn to fold them. It takes 3 bills to make each flower. How many you want to make will depend on how big you want your bouquet. (I did 6 flowers for mine along with 6 butterflies.)
Fold each of your flowers. Then, cut scrapbook paper to the size of a dollar bill and fold it in the same way you did with the dollar bills to make some scrapbook paper flowers as well.
Attach each one to a skewer stick with a pipe cleaner and add a little flower accent to the center.
If you’d like to add some butterflies, use this tutorial to fold them. I used pipe cleaners to add little antenna as well.
Here’s a close up of all of it:
You can also just cut some flat flowers out of paper if you want to add accents.
Once you’ve got it all ready, start sticking the flowers and butterflies down into the bucket with the dry floral foam in it.
Then add the little crinkle paper around the bottom (you can add some of this at the beginning and then fill the rest of the way at the end if you want).
So cute. So perfect. This is going to make the best gift ever!
Have FUN giving this money bouquet!
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