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Posted 12/16/2013 by Jill-of-all-Crafts in NSBR Board
 

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Posted: 12/16/2013 7:13:57 AM
We do not live near family so my mom deposits money for my kids Christmas presents to save on shipping. This year we want to give them the cash instead of shopping for gifts from her (my mom liked the idea too).

What is a fun, interactive way to wrap the cash? My kids are 19, 16 and 13. She sent $100 for each kid and we plan to add to it. I've searched online but wanted to check with the peas for some fun ideas.

Thanks for your ideas, Jill

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Posted: 12/16/2013 7:16:48 AM
Origami - there are some site to check out on how to fold the bills to look like something else.


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Posted: 12/16/2013 7:23:22 AM
Tradition in my family is little envelopes hidden in the branches of the tree. Nothing really exciting beyond the excitement of actually finding the envelope with your name on it. My mom still does it for the adult children and you would think we were all 10 years old.

But to answer your question, there are some really clever ideas on pinterest.

Last year I bought some Gator tervis cups (big Gator fans in our house) and filled them with orange and blue candy. I tucked their gift card in the middle for them to find. You could do something like this with money too. Bonus is that you have cups to use afterwards.

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Posted: 12/16/2013 7:42:17 AM
Put it in one of THESE.


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Posted: 12/16/2013 8:01:57 AM
I just did this a few weeks ago. It was a huge hit! I emptied out a Kleenex box (the cube kind) and taped money together. I gave $50, so it was an assortment of 5's and 1's. (I used washi tape and it was easily removable). Then I rolled it up, and attached the last bill to a tissue. When my nephew opened up the box he first thought I bought him a box of Kleenex. Then I told him to pull on the first tissue. It was like the magician scarf trick, the money just kept coming out. He (and everyone else) loved it!

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Posted: 12/16/2013 8:12:44 AM
Put the money in a container of some sort. Put the container in the middle of a mason jar. Surround the container with their favorite candy. Add a cute gift tag and ribbon around the mason jar.

I'm doing this for my nephew this year. I'm debating between peanut M&M's or bubblegum.


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Posted: 12/16/2013 8:16:19 AM

I just did this a few weeks ago. It was a huge hit! I emptied out a Kleenex box (the cube kind) and taped money together. I gave $50, so it was an assortment of 5's and 1's. (I used washi tape and it was easily removable). Then I rolled it up, and attached the last bill to a tissue. When my nephew opened up the box he first thought I bought him a box of Kleenex. Then I told him to pull on the first tissue. It was like the magician scarf trick, the money just kept coming out. He (and everyone else) loved it!
Love that idea!


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Posted: 12/16/2013 8:50:49 AM
Thanks for this idea. So, I am taping bills together and the first thing will be a kleenex ? I love this but I think I should assemble everything and have a practice run first. Can I get washi tape at HL ? My dgs would get a big kick out of this (12yr). Any tips about this would be greatly appreciated.




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Posted: 12/16/2013 8:58:54 AM

My grandmother used to have a lot of fun wrapping money for us. We usually got a "checkbook" full of $1 bills (purchased from her bank, but I have seen instructions to make them online), a few rolls of quarters (those were always hard packages to figure out), money tucked in a wallet or a purse, etc.


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Posted: 12/16/2013 9:53:34 AM
My idea is not very fun, but when I give cash or gift certificates, I put the cash or gift certificate in an envelope and put it in a gift box and wrap it like any other present. That way the receipient still gets to unwrap a package, which is my favorite part of receiving a gift.


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Posted: 12/16/2013 10:13:13 AM

Put it in one of THESE.


That looks pretty fun, but what if they can't "get" the puzzle?


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Posted: 12/16/2013 10:48:37 AM
We do this every year for my nephews!

Split it into smaller bills and push them into a bunch of balloons. Wrap the inflated balloons in a big box and put a safety pin on the bow.

Wrap them all in individual boxes and stack them up taaaaaallll like a Dr. Seuss gift.

Place it in a ring box and wrap, wrap, wrap, box, wrap, wrap, tape, wrap, box, wrap....etc. lol

Shred a bunch of greenish scrapbook paper. Fold the bills up length wise until they're long and skinny and mix it all up into a box. Make them dig for it. (Make sure you know how much is in there!!!)

Have it glue bound into a stack like a pad of scratch paper.



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Posted: 12/16/2013 11:29:05 AM
A couple of years ago, my kids and I made a money tree for my brother. I think we used a Styrofoam cone as the base (painted green/brown) and then just folded up the bills (aka leafs) and pinned them to the tree(cone base). I;m pretty sure I just google for directions and pictures and let the kids go from there.

It was very well received and I don't think he took it apart because it was one of his favorite gifts ever. He is VERY hard to buy for. Single guy with a good job and no family. So he buys what he wants when he wants it. Plus he is uber picky. And I just got tired of swapping cash/checks with him. So we made him a cash tree.

I believe we used mostly ones and fives until we got most of it filled in and then added in tens and a twenty or two. Kind of depends on how much $ you want to give.


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Posted: 12/16/2013 11:37:43 AM
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Posted: 12/16/2013 12:50:08 PM

Thanks for this idea. So, I am taping bills together and the first thing will be a kleenex ? I love this but I think I should assemble everything and have a practice run first. Can I get washi tape at HL ? My dgs would get a big kick out of this (12yr). Any tips about this would be greatly appreciated.


Yes, you are taping the bills together. I laid them out a few at a time on the counter, then taped the backs, flipped them over and taped the fronts, then I repeated the process until I had reached my spending limit. I then taped the Kleenex to the first bill. Rolled it all up, starting with the money and ending with the Kleenex and stuffed it inside the box.

I purchased the tape at Hobby Lobby.

Have fun with this!

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Posted: 12/16/2013 3:17:10 PM
My mom gives us goofy things wrapped up and the money is hidden in them somewhere - she is really good at slitting open packages and concealing money in them. Sometimes it's a box with tissue paper in it, or a pkg of toilet paper, or a creepy little statue that she bought somewhere. Most of the stuff we return to her so she can reuse it the next year (the useless stuff, of course!).



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Posted: 12/16/2013 5:26:27 PM

I just did this a few weeks ago. It was a huge hit! I emptied out a Kleenex box (the cube kind) and taped money together. I gave $50, so it was an assortment of 5's and 1's. (I used washi tape and it was easily removable). Then I rolled it up, and attached the last bill to a tissue. When my nephew opened up the box he first thought I bought him a box of Kleenex. Then I told him to pull on the first tissue. It was like the magician scarf trick, the money just kept coming out. He (and everyone else) loved it!


great idea!

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Posted: 12/16/2013 5:56:29 PM
One year I gave my nephew his Christmas money in a frame. It was positioned so that he could see every bill. On the front of the frame I wrote with sticker letters IN CASE OF EMERGENCY BREAK GLASS. He loved that gift. He was probably about 18 at the time so I was not worried about him breaking the glass and getting cut.


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Posted: 12/16/2013 6:26:48 PM
Thanks for all the great ideas!!! Think I am going to share with DH and probably do something different for each kid!!



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Posted: 12/16/2013 6:29:58 PM
This is what I did last year:

Got a bunch of 20s, 10s, 5s, and 1s; for the adults, I rolled the bills, along with strips of holiday-themed scrapbook paper and inserted all into clear ornaments, attached a red ribbon hanger, then wrapped in perfectly sized, individual gift boxes I found at A.C.Moore. For one teenage grandson, I rolled and tied each bill with red or green curly ribbon, along with a ton of multii-colored, curled scrapbook paper strips and put everything in a shoebox; he had to do a lot of digging to make sure he found all the bills. For the other teenage grandson, I bought a box of 100 envelopes and put the bills in random envelopes; he had to open each envelope to make sure he found all the bills.

It was a big hit, and I had a great time preparing it all!!


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Posted: 12/16/2013 6:44:48 PM
Each Easter my uncle would hide plastic eggs with the real ones they could have any where from .01 to 100.00. He would hide them all around. even the adults had to hunt for the money eggs. could you do something like that.


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Posted: 12/17/2013 8:37:01 AM
My daughter took a pizza delivery box. On the outside lid taped a note saying, " no pepperoni. No cheese. No olives..... ( inside) .... But a whole lot of dough. " They taped 1$ bills to a round disc at the bottom of the box. Really cute& well received by the teen.
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Posted: 12/17/2013 8:58:09 AM

That looks pretty fun, but what if they can't "get" the puzzle?



A hammer.

(we had an unsolvable puzzle box one year. a hammer solved it in short order. )

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Posted: 12/17/2013 9:48:25 AM
Turn each 100.00 bill into 1.00s and tape then together at the short end and put them in an empty tissue box.


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Posted: 12/17/2013 11:45:14 AM
We did the maze box last year, he got it, just took a while, LOL..

This year, I got this new one, a pinball game.

http://www.amazon.com/Money-Maze-Cosmic-Pinball-Certificates/dp/B001449P7A/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1387302268&sr=8-1&keywords=pinball+cash

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